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Watch now: 'Adiwiraku', a true Malaysian story


Remember how the movie ‘Ola Bola’ got everyone in the country buzzing? Well, ‘Adiwiraku’ has all the makings of a real gem in our local film industry too. The movie is a true story about a teacher who inspired a group of students to be better and highlights the obstacles rural students face. And like ‘Ola Bola’, it talks about overcoming challenges through dedication, determination and unity.

SMK Pinang Tunggal is a small kampung school in Sungai Petani, Kedah where Cheryl Ann Fernando (Sangeeta Krishnasamy) gets posted to as a teacher under the Teach For Malaysia fellowship programme. Here, she finds students who can barely string together proper sentences in English, and others still who can’t even pronounce certain English words.

However, through persistence and a little creativity, Cheryl teaches the language and encourages her students to take part in a district level choral speaking competition. But their problems don’t just lie in school, many have their own struggles outside school as well. And by committing her time and effort to these kids, Cheryl manages to make a difference in their lives.

‘Adiwiraku’ is now screening in selected cinemas for a limited run (GSC Mid Valley, GSC Alamanda, Premium-X One City Mall, TGV Suria KLCC, mmCineplexes Damansara), so grab your tickets quick.