Castello (film)

Castello is a Malaysian Malay-language action film, written and directed by Bade Hj. Azmi. The film, which had wide release on January 9, 2006 in ninety-one cinemas across Malaysia, including Singapore and Brunei, stars Rosyam Nor, Erra Fazira, Que Haidar, and Liyana Jasmay. The main character is played by Nor, and represents the actor's first foray into film production.[2]

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Malaysian film poster
Directed byBade Hj. Azmi
Written byBade Hj. Azmi
Screenplay byBade Hj. Azmi
Story byBade Hj. Azmi
Produced by
CinematographyMohd Azla Kamaruddi
Music byZul Mahat
Berjaya Film Production
Distributed by
  • Julie's Biscuits
  • TeamArYzs
Release date
  • 5 January 2006 (2006-01-05) (Malaysia)
BudgetRM1.56 million[1]
Box officeRM1.28 million


Director Bade Hj. Azmi wrote the film, working on its script for one-and-a-half years.[3][2] To produce the film, Rosyam Nor initially received Finas funds of RM400,000 with the rest of funding from Julie's Biscuits.[4]


Castello brings a story about Solo, a teenager raised in the Golok River. Solo married a Thai girl named Chalita. At the time of Chalita's pregnancy, he started to act as a drug trafficker to make her family's life more luxurious. But he was arrested and he was jailed for twenty years. In prison, he is known as Castello. After leaving prison, Castello tried to trace his wife and son. But he was disappointed when he learnt that his daughter Phim had become a drug addict. Castello strives to save Phim who is unaware that he is her father. One day Castello took Phim's money while the girl was dealing with drugs. Because of his overload, beyond Castello's consciousness, Phim has met drug traffickers and told him about his financial problems.

The distributor gives Phim the drugs she needs. But at the time Phim was high, she was raped by the distributors' friends as her debt to the distributor. Castello 'goes crazy' as soon as it finds Phim's destruction. He was determined to take revenge. But while struggling to defend his dignified child's dignity, Chalita (Castello's wife) was killed by the distributors' friends. Of course, Castello became angry and he acted more crazy.


  • Rosyam Nor as Castello @ Solo
  • Erra Fazira as Chalita
  • Que Haidar as Sepet
  • Liyana Jasmay as Phim
  • Zain Hamid as Solo
  • Nuremy Ramli as Chalita
  • Nasrizal Ngasri as Nik
  • M. Rajoli as Ustaz Asri
  • Zack Taipan as Thai Nom
  • Bront Palarae as Chet
  • Suhaimi Suandi as Azan
  • Kamarool Haji Yusoff as Chief Smuggler
  • Abdul Aziz as Adi
  • Erma Fatima as Adi Mother's
  • Bohari Rahmat as Adi Father's
  • Prono as Drug Addict
  • Ramona Zamzam as Club Waiter
  • Fizz Fairuz as Kuncu Sepet


Sun Daily reports the film as a hit collecting RM2.8 million at the box office.[2]

Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ "Asian Film Festival".
  2. ^ a b c "Rosyam Nor answers age-old question", The Sun Daily, December 17, 2013, by Bissme S.
  3. ^ "Rosyam to produce his first movie", The Star, February 26, 2004, by Zieman
  4. ^ "Julie's - Selamatkan Castello" Archived 2017-08-07 at the Wayback Machine, Utusan Malaysia, 08 May 2005, by Khadijah Ibrahim. (in Malay)

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