MERONG MAHAWANGSA is anoher epic saga adventure, a film movie produced with CGI Technology by KRU Studios. Cost around RM8 million, this movie deserved to be called a MOVIE OF THE YEAR. Special thanks to karyagong.blogspot.com for all the photos. For more info please visit : www.karyagong.blogspot.com. Congratulations to the Director, Yusri Abdul Halim for this masterpiece. I think this film brought our film industry to another one step higher with standard almost equivalent to other foreign films.
Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa or The Kedah Annals is an ancient Malay literature that chronicles the bloodline of Merong Mahawangsa and the foundation of the Kedah, a state inMalaysia. Though there are historical accuracies, there are many incredible assertions. The era covered by the text ranged from the opening of Kedah by Merong Mahawangsa, allegedly a descendant of Alexander the Great of Macedonia till the acceptance of Islam.
Merong Mahawangsa was a Buddhist and there were nine Buddhist rulers before Phra Ong Mahawangsa converted to Islam in 1136 and took the name Sultan Mudzaffar Shah. The annal also describes Chola's attack on Kedah.The descendants of Phra Ong Mahawangsa is still ruling Kedah able to trace their lineage from Merong Mahawangsa. He named Kedah at that time 'Langkasuka', for which 'Langka' meant 'the land of glory' in Sanskrit, while 'suka' was from the name of the great Buddhist emperor Asoka.
KRU Studios has completed the production of its feature film entitled "Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa", which is also internationally retitled as "The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines". This epic action adventure, directed by Yusry A. Halim, is loosely based on the myth of its namesake.
KD Mahawangsa is a Royal Malaysian Navy vessel named in the ancient monarch's honor.
This film is currently on show at all cinemas nationwide. SO DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY watch this epic adventure movie at the cinema near you... By the way MANY THANKS TO KARYAGONG for such a wonderful screen shots!..