In this episode of the MovieDash podcast, Dashran Yohan, Li Mei and JY discuss Adrian Teh’s Wira. Is it a great action film or squandered potential? Check out our podcast to find out what they think.
Like The Raid, the plot is simple and videogame-esque. There is a mob boss (Dain Said, chewing the scenery in every frame he’s in) who has enslaved the residents of a small low-cost flat complex. Everybody works for him — 20 hours a day, 7 days a week, we’re told — in a condom factory that doubles as a drug lab and also has a bar and an MMA arena, both of which are neon-drenched. The mob boss’ name is literally Raja and this is his kingdom. Even the cops can’t touch him. Very few who work for Raja have managed to break free of his proverbial shackles.
One of whom who has, is Munas (Hairul Azreen), a good looking dude with a boyish charm who can also kick everybody’s ass including the audience’s. After serving a few years in the military, he has now returned to convince his sister and dad to leave the crap hole of a place they call home. The pickle is, the sister (Fify Azmi) owes The King a massive debt and Raja, being the massive prick that he is, has no plans of letting her go. When words of pleas don’t work, Munas and his sister (also an unstoppable ass-kicker) use their fists and legs to do the talking.
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