Out of all of last year’s choice festival selections, Areel Abu Bakar’s Geran has to be one of the proudest for those able to screen films. Highly celebrated by NYAFF, the award-winning action thriller now gets a fair shake with an official trailer for its stateside release as Silat Warriors: Deed Of Death. release this Friday on Hi-YAH!, before hitting Digital, Blu-ray and DVD from July 6 through Well Go USA.
When a reckless young gambler’s wild lifestyle of illegal betting, drag racing, and brutal street fights pits him against a ruthless criminal enterprise, his luck finally runs out. The gang shows up at his father’s home to collect on the debt, forcing his family to fight in order to save their land—and his life.
In addition to actors Namron (One Two Jaga, Dukun, Redha) and Fad Anuar (Dollah Superstar, TV’s “KL Gangster: Underworld”), first-time film director Areel Abu Bakar selected much of the talent from martial arts training facilities and competitions in order to give a sense of realism the exciting action sequences. His first-time actors include Khoharullah Majid, Feiyna Tajudin, Taiyuddin Bakar, Megat Shahrizal and Azlan Komeng.