Tears abound for Hari Raya with Astro telefilm ‘Cinta Paling Agung’
By Jude Toyat
CELEBRATE THE FIRST DAY of Hari Raya Aidilfitri with Astro First via its Astro First Exclusive high-definition telefilm (FTV) ‘Cinta Paling Agung’ July 17.
‘Cinta Paling Agung’ features husband-wife Khairy and Amyza, the strain in their 10 year marriage, cheating and unfaithfulness, the complexities of a love triangle, and a wife’s devotion to her husband.
Played by Aaron Aziz (Khairy) and Siti Saleha (Amyza), other members of the cast includes Mia Sara (Hanna), Zaskya Ada Meca (Dewi), Nino Fernandez (Reza) and many others.
The film was directed by renowned Indonesian film director Hanung Bramantyo who promises variety for local movie enthusiasts.
Hanung, famous for his films including ‘Ayat-Ayat Cinta’ and ‘Soekarno’, is an award-winning director whose accolades include Best Director at the Indonesian Film Festival for his films ‘Get Married’ and ‘Brownies’ in 2005 and 2007.
“I believe, through the various emotional scenes portrayed strongly by its actors and actresses, the film will be able to win the hearts of local film fans out there,” said Astro vice-president of Malay Language Business Khairul Anwar Salleh.
‘Cinta Paling Agung’ is the second telefilm directed by Hanung after ‘Panik’ which aired on Astro First Exclusive last year.
“We’d also like to congratulate the Nusantara Seni Karya Sdn Bhd who successfully came out with ‘Cinta Paling Agung’ telefilm.”
The telefilm will also be adapted into a novel and published by Penerbitan Karya Seni Sdn. Bhd.