With Hari Merdeka just around the corner (you can see it peeking already, actually), Malaysians are typically looking for something patriotic to do.
And since we can't go out and do Merdeka things, we have the perfect thing for you to do: watch 'On Your Mark' at home.
A heart-warming flick
The heart-warming movie is the latest masterpiece by local director Chiu Keng Guan, the same genius behind 'Ola Bola'.
His first movie in China, 'On Your Mark' started screening since 18 June in more than 9,000 cinemas across China, collecting a whopping RMB 13.65 million (RM8.7 million) on its first day while debuting at number one on the film charts in China.
Originally titled 'The Great Dad' or 'Liao Bu Qi de Lao Ba
' in the Chinese market, 'On Your Mark' has gone on to collect RMB148 million (around RM96 million).
The film garnered praises from audiences, the media and even art activists in China.
The film tells the story of a young boy Xiao Erdong, who aspires to be a marathon runner like his mother.
However, his ambitions were thwarted by his father Xiao Daming, who did not want to see his son upset, remembering Xiao Erdong is likely to inherit blindness syndrome like his late mother.
Even so, Xiao Erdong surreptitiously watched and practiced off the field without his father's knowledge. During the qualifying race for the competition, Xiao Erdong falls and his father’s nightmare comes true when Xiao Erdong is confirmed to be blind.
What happens next? Well, you just gotta go watch it for yourself. But let us warn you; it's a tear-jerker, so get your tissues ready.
Check out the trailer below:
Malaysians love it!
'On Your Mark' was released on Father's Day in China and it's only just made its way to Malaysia on 26 August, but the response to the movie has been great so far.
In fact, Malaysians took to Twitter to heap praises on the movie:
You can now catch 'On Your Mark' on Astro First, Your Home Cinema. To subscribe, please go to channel 480. or you can also stream it on Astro GO or On Demand.
For only RM15, you can watch it for 48 hours (two days) repeatedly. Follow interesting info and clips about this movie through Astro Shaw's Instagram, Facebook and Twitter account.