>Talentime is a film directed by Yasmin Ahmad that was released on 26 March 2009 in Malaysia. Yasmin, in her blog, has described it as a story full of joy and pain, hope and despair, a host of beautifully-written songs, and rich, rich characters. A Hindu open cremation and a scene indicating the Kampung Medan incident are included in the film.
"A music teacher, who is herself a great performer is organising an inter-school talentime. Through the days of auditions, rehearsals and preparations, running up to the big day of the contest, the characters get embroiled in a world of heightened emotions - ambition, jealousy, human comedy, romance, heartbreak - all of which culminate in a day of great music and performances."
Yasmin also mentioned that the idea behind Talentime: That as humans, we have to go through a lot of pain and some measure of suffering before we can reach greater heights
The cast that has been confirmed to star in Talentime are as follow:
Actor/Actress Character Notes
Mahesh Jugal Kishor Mahesh Speech and hearing impaired boy who falls in love with Melur
Mohd Syafie Naswip Hafiz The boy who plays the guitar
Pamela Chong Melur
Jaclyn Victor Bhavani Mahesh’s elder sister
Howard Hon Kahoe Kahoe The boy who plays the erhu
Harith Iskander Melur’s father
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