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Singapura Di-Langgar Todak (Swordfish Attack on Singapore, 1962) with English subtitles [Part 1]

Part 2: https://dai.ly/x7zfd6b
Directed by Omar Rojik
Written by Omar Rojik (adaptation, story & screenplay)
Songs by Osman Ahmad and Yusof B., with gurindam by H. M. Rohaizad
Produced by Malay Film Productions (Shaw Brothers)
In Malay
Cast: Bat Latiff, Aziz Jaafar, Hashimah Yon, S. Kadarisman, Kemat Hassan, Haji Mahadi, Shariff Dol, Kuswadinata, Ahmad C.

Based on well-known legendary tales from ‘Sulalat al-Salatin’ (The Malay Annals), the film ‘Singapura Di-Langgar Todak’ retells the story of how the kingdom of Singapore came under deadly swordfish attacks, symbolising the disintegration of the sultan’s rule. 

“In Omar Rojik’s retelling, the film begins at the port of Singapura with the arrival of Tun Jana Khatib and two of his assistants, Agam and Naka, from Pasai. Each of these three men begins to form various relationships with the people of Singapura. Through this interaction, the issue of religion is introduced in the film. The penghulu (village headman) welcomes the men from Pasai while observing that Tun Jana Khatib is a Muslim, from the Malay polity of Pasai. He also expressly indicates that the people of Singapore were not of the same faith. Hence, the distinction between both groups of people was established right from the start of the film. As the plot develops, their different lifestyles, attributable to their religious differences become a point of contention.” (Sim Meijun, Sophie, ‘Fishy Tales: Singapura Dilanggar Todak as Myth and History in Singapore’s Past’, 2005)

Film locations (in Singapore):
Kampong Tanjong Irau (Sembawang)

A Singapore Filmography / Filemografi Singapura (1960s/1960-an):

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