Hantu Kak Limah 2: Husin, Mon Dan Jin Pakai Toncit … Unspirited show

  • Charlatans, ghosts and rock singers appear in this boring horror comedy
  • As bad as last year’s abominable ‘Cinta Beruang’ 

ROCK singer Awie doing a duet with a woman in a jungle. Who’d have thought of that?

A group of men huddling around each other at the sight of a female ghost behind a tree. Hardly original.

A ghost in a red kebaya floating around a kampung house and looking in through a window. Seen that.

Malaysian director Mamat Khalid’s horror comedy Hantu Kak Limah 2: Husin, Mon Dan Jin Pakai Toncit is the worst and most boring Malaysian film of the year. It was so bad that I fell asleep for a few minutes, and when I woke up, I wanted to doze off again.

Ezlynn assures Awie that even though most viewers will probably be angry at this film, his rock career is still strong.

The dialogue is bad, the plot is abysmal and the acting is nondescript. This film should have been banned by the censors for being a threat to people’s intelligence.

The men who patronise Pak Jabat’s (Man Kadir) stall in Kampung Pisang in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, are a bunch of losers with nothing to do with their lives except to sit around and gossip.

The arrival of Husin (Awie) in a dilapidated car sets their tongues wagging. His business in Singapore has failed and the only job he gets in his village is weaving mats.

The other customers are village headman Pak Abu (the late Zami Ismail) and Usop (Usop Wilcha), who’s handicapped and keeps turning his wrist throughout the film.

They cringe in fear at the thought of what viewers will think of this dud.

Husin is visited by his ex-girlfriend Mon (singer Ezlynn), who wears a red kebaya. She flirts with him and flits like a butterfly, too, for she’s now a flying ghost with a bad case of warts.

A ghostbuster, Dr Shamsudin (Rashidi Ishak of Untuk Tiga Hari), ingratiates himself with the mostly male community by showing a ghostly Mon getting intimate with Husin. He convinces them that he’s the man to put a stop to her charade.

The village headman and the stall owner strongly believe in Dr Shamsudin because, as they say a few times, he’s “a doctor”.

The good doctor will later be revealed to be something else, but avid moviegoers will know that anyone who wears all white with a funny hat and a badly glued-on beard is a dead giveaway for a charlatan.

Where does it say in the contract that we get to be lazy villagers braying for a female ghost’s blood?

A theme in this film is how we want to believe in people but that looks and persuasive powers are deceiving. In fact, a villager at the beginning makes a reference to a skim cepat kaya (get-rich-quick scheme), which depends on fake appearances to pull the wool over people’s eyes.

Adam (Adam Khalid), a former soldier who wears a Free Gaza T-shirt, gets to use a machine gun of enormous proportions. How he got his hands on it is never explained.

An example of the film’s silliness is when the men bring Mon to Dr Shamsudin for a ritual. Out of the blue, someone asks the village headman about his favourite Lionel Richie song. He replies: “Hello, is it me you’re looking fohhhh?” It’s not funny.

Another scene that’s not funny is the sight of the doctor bashing the body and head of Mon, supposedly to rid her body of the spirit.

The most disappointing character in this film is that played by Awie. His rocker persona may have bestowed a certain bad-boy aura on him, but he’s just bad in this film.

0 out of 5

What do you think? Please share your views.

Awie’s old band appears in the film.

 

 

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6 Responses to Hantu Kak Limah 2: Husin, Mon Dan Jin Pakai Toncit … Unspirited show

  1. Portal KSSR says:

    cerita melayu sinopsis melayu la bro!

  2. jeff says:

    The person who wrote the above comment says a Malay film requires a Malay synopsis. Ha ha. He’s a joker. I know many Malay bloggers write Malay reviews of English films. This is a multicultural world we live in.

  3. apehal says:

    mcm ler ko terer sgt buat filem…komen jer pandai

  4. Sara says:

    Hello :)
    I read most of your reviews on movies. Though I do agree on some of them, I find this particular review quite shortened in terms of justification.
    I do to a certain extend, find that this sequel to be of no match to its predecessor. After all, Hantu Kak Limah was quite a novelty : Unique dialogue, subliminal messages directed towards government/certain political figures and the different atmosphere as compared to those local comedy/horror movies out there.
    All those that was great wasn’t emphasized anymore in Hantu Kak Limah 2. But, to say it was as bad as falling off to sleep and dozing off again is quite far fetch.
    Perhaps you didn’t find any moments particularly hilarious, but there were several scenes worth noting. The ‘oblivious yet overly confident’ Pak Man when he tried to convince the villagers of using the power of mind to shoo of ghost, the sarcasm towards local horror movies when the exorcism went over the top (bashing Mon relentlessly), the perverted nature of Pak Abu (many diff occasions : asking to enhance view of the girl dancing, a proven hard core fan of err Thailand). These were particularly funny to me and the audience were laughing their asses too.
    I agree it wasn’t memorable, but don’t put it in the same shelf as Wawa Semput. I find that reviews which don’t only incorporate hate, but also shine the light on the positives are helpful. I mean, if you are looking for realistic plots (explanation of how Adam Khalid got his hands on a weapon) or actual very believable scene (ghost flying off eerily), maybe comedy isn’t the genre for you.
    But it is always subjective of how one find movies satisfactory. I had good laughs throughout the movie, though I must admit the ending got me really wondering whether I was watching a poorly animated transition of dragonball or something. That may prove your point. Maybe you found the whole movie to be as ridiculous as I had found the ending. I don’t know.
    But I do know that this movie deserves to be praise as an average comedy local movie, maybe not great but certainly not as BAD as you had described. My apologies if this offends you.

  5. AnthraxX says:

    Saudara apehal,

    Ini merupakan blog peribadi Jeff dan beliau berhak untuk menyuarakan pendapat beliau dari perspektif sebagai penonton dan rakyat malaysia..dari itu, terpulanglah sekiranya seseorang itu menyukai atau menyuarakan pendapat yang tidak menyebelahi pengarah filem kerana sesuatu karya itu harus mempunyai kritik dan komen supaya boleh diperbaiki di masa akan datang.. hanya pendapat saya sahaja, maaf kalau menyinggung..

  6. jeff says:

    Thank you for your comments. Perhaps it’s time moviegoers let filmmakers know how good or bad their films are.

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