Zain Mahmood

Zain Mahmood (1933 – 31 January 1994) was a Malaysian author and screenwriter of Malay films. He wrote the musical drama Fenomena (1990),[1] the romantic drama Balada (Love Ballad) (1993)[citation needed] and the horror film Fantasi (1994).[2] Fantasi was shot in 1991 but banned for containing 'un-Islamic elements' until 1994. Its plot revolves around reincarnation, a Hindu and Buddhist concept which Islamists wish to suppress.[3] He also acted in Fantasi and produced Fenomena. He died, in his sleep, in January 31, 1994 aged 61.[4]


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  3. ^ Heide, William Van der (28 April 2018). Malaysian Cinema, Asian Film: Border Crossings and National Cultures. Amsterdam University Press. ISBN 9789053565803 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Hilangnya sebutir mutiara seni" (in Malay). Berita Harian. 1 February 1994. Retrieved 15 June 2020.

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