Director Huang Jianxin did a great job with "The Founding of a Republic", produced by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. Despite the obvious propaganda overtones, it’s arguably good movie making, having a bounty of good acting, good scenes, and an inherently intriguing historical storyline. Tang Guoqiang bears an uncanny resemblance to Mao that has to be seen to be believed, and you come away loving the guy and forgetting the millions who starved to death during the Cultural Revolution and upheavals of the subsequent years.
Will Tony Leung Chiu Wai (梁朝伟) have similar success in playing PAP supremo Lee Kuan Yew in a rumoured Singapore film "1965", as reported by Kwong Wah Daily (13 July 2011)? The Hongkong actor has starred in roles lusting after ladies on celluloid, but can he exude an unbridled lust for power?
|Doing translation work for the Japs during WWII|
|Giving orders to lock up "Marxist conspirators"|
|Crying after kena turfed out of Malaysia|
|Reacting to JB Jeyaratnam's win at Tanjong Pagar|
|Getting inspiration for building the casinos|
|Vetting new party candidates at tea session|
|Welcoming foreign talent from Northern India|