Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa


last friday, i just watched this movie at 1Borneo cinema..
i admit i just cant wait to watched this movie
that is a brand new film made in my homecountry..

this movie also come along with the english version that is The Malay Chronicle
just like Hollywood movie

but just when i watched the movie i kind a bit dissapointed
just because of their way of speak in Melayu Lama
it kind not good in my ear..
but overall the film is ok

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 Mudzafar 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. (taken from wikipedia)

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