THE KIASU CAST with female Film Director LAW GWO YUNN (extreme left).
“WE SWEAR THAT WE ARE NOT KIASU!”
“COME ON, LET’s SUPPORT this KIASU MOTIVATIONAL PROGRAM!”
“WHO’s THE REAL KIASU? YOU TELL US.”
“IT’S NOT THAT I AM KIASU, BUT MY MUM MUST NOT KNOW ABOUT OUR ROMANCE.”
“HEY BROTHERS, LET’S CELEBRATE KIASU-ISM.”
“KIASU! Hurrah …KIASU! I am PROUD of YOU, son!”
“KIASU” (2014) 做你愛做的事
There are surely some films you’d love to loathe and forget when you walk out of the cinema floor.
Fortunately “KIASU” isn’t one of these.
It’s a real blast and is able to swear by its own mettle.
“KIASU” marks the directorial debut of Malaysian born, Taipei-based female director called LAW GWO YUNN who has amassed an impressive folio : doubling as Art Director as well as being a Production Designer for independent films .
Naturally there’ll be a time when YUNN is tired of playing second fiddle and this film proves she’s capable of whistling her own tune.
“KIASU” is two-thumbs up!
The ensemble cast comprises of an Asian potpourri：
Shiou Jie Kai (Taiwan), Cai Huang Ru (Taiwan), Pu Xue Liang (Taiwan), Henry Thia (Singapore) and CHU MI MI (Malaysian based in Hong Kong).
So you’ll bound to hear a “rojak” splattering of Taiwanese Mandarin and Malaysian Mandarin. Hilarious mix.
The rest of the artistes are mostly up-and-coming talents checking out mainstream acting, supported by helpful veterans.
There are two sides of the plot:
The primary side takes us through the day-to-day grind of the working dentist.
In this segment focus only on the principal dentist De Ming played by SHIOU JIE KAI.
The poor soul is bored with his work, is lonesome and hopes for a change.
The secondary plot traces a mother-and-son reunion.
SHIOU’s domineering mother is called Margaret (CHU MI MI), a”kiasu” woman who’s recently divorced and only sees things her way.
She is practically unbelievable, she bullies her son and she squirms with fright when she discovers him dating a pretty call-center agent Delia (SOYA TSAI). There’s no way she is going to lose her son to another woman. But first, anger issues between mother and son must be resolved.
Love can change a person, but mum will not amend her “kiasu” ways.
Go watch this funny film that will make you roar and brighten your day.
It is vivid, immediate and entertaining.
RATING: 3 out of 5
Local Distributor: MM2 ENTERTAINMENT
(2) “KIASU” PRESS CONFERENCE on 3rd June, 2014
All Conference Photos taken by TI CHIN HAN
“WELCOME TO KIASU LAND …”
“WE SHOT THE MOVIE IN KUALA LUMPUR AND WE ARE GLAD TO BE BACK …”
But why is funny man HENRY THIA looking so glum?
VERY KIASU BUT HAPPY, HAPPY.
THE LEAD ACTOR REMINDS us:
“WE have TOILED hard for this MOVIE. So please don’t forget to support our SUPER DUPER project, please?”