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Treat yourself to a special screening of the 1958 Doctor, a melodrama directed by Phani Majumdar and produced by Shaw’s Malay Film Productions. The showcase is part of the inaugural edition of Cinema Reclaimed, a special collaboration between researchers Toh Hun Ping and Ben Slater centered on the theme of medicine and modernity.
Carpenter Bakar (S. Kadarisman) sends his son Idris (Aziz Jaafar) to medical school with the lofty goal of having him serve the poor and needy as a doctor. Idris struggles to find a balance between pursuing his own interests and fulfilling his father’s wishes. This relatively gritty social-realist melodrama was directed by Phani Majumdar who was also behind the popular historical drama Hang Tuah starring P. Ramlee.
There will be a special guest appearance by Ms Zaiton Abdullah, lead actress in 'Doctor'.
This programme is presented with assistance from the Asian Film Archive.