Thursday, 8 February 2018
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Malay Heritage Centre, Auditorium
Directed by: P. Ramlee
Written by: Ahmad Nisfu
Starring: P. Ramlee, Sarimah, Zaiton, Ahmad Mahmud, Mak Dara
Produced by: Malay Film Productions (Shaw Bros.)
Runtime: 120 minutes
Ibu Mertua Ku tells a doomed love story between Sabariah, the daughter of a wealthy matriarch, and Kassim Selamat, a small-time musician played by P. Ramlee. Despite her mother’s objections to the marriage, the pair decides to leave for Penang to start a new life, severing family ties as a result. Financial problems affect their marriage and Sabariah eventually reaches out to her mother for help. The matriarch takes advantage of the couple’s vulnerable state but her actions bring about tragic consequences for everyone involved.
Film Still: Ibu Mertua Ku, 1962. Image Courtesy of © 1962 Shaw Organisation.