Kampung boy Jaginder Singh, talks about his new movie Eleven Days

Learn about a new and upcoming movie Eleven Days, directed by Malaysian kampung boy.

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| Malaysia | 26 July 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Eleven Days, to be released in 2017
Eleven Days, to be released in 2017

Jaginder Singh or fondly known as Jinder shares with Asia Samachar of his up and coming movie Eleven Days which is about a boy who must find his brother before he loses him in the fight against the terrorists.

Jaginder a Malacca born but raised in the small ‘cow boy’ town of Triang, Pahang is now residing in Perth, Australia. He and his spouse along with three children left Malaysia in 2010.

His interest in film making came late in life but his passion for it showed through in the short films that he experimented in. His previous works include but not limited to Shackles of the Batavia and Antim Ardas which inspired the creation of Eleven Days.

Eleven Days has completed filming in Perth about a month ago and has already garnered major international acclaim, gathering an astounding 15 accolades including winning the best feature screenplay for a family film in the Oscar qualifying Nashville Film Festival.

The film is now in post production and is scheduled to be released in early 2017.

A brief synopsis of Eleven Days:

Despite a terrible family tragedy, AJIT SINGH 12, settles into his new home and environment in the middle of Australia with his brother RAJVEER 20, and single dad SARJEET, 50. Unfortunately, due to his beard and turban that he keeps faithfully according to his Sikh heritage, Rajveer finds it unbearable to be constantly labelled a terrorist . Rajveer decides to join the army and leaves home despite their father’s objection. Thinking it was cool that his brother is on his way to become a hero at first, Ajit soon realises the danger that await for his brother. Fearing for his safety, Ajit convinces Sarjit to go after Rajveer. Unfortunately, the treacherous road in the outback takes Sarjit’s life during a fiery crash.

Now alone, Ajit not only has to survive the outback, he also has to find Rajveer to offer a last prayer for their father and, according to his cultural beliefs it has to be done within ELEVEN DAYS.

Jaginder will be interviewed by Bernama TV on Wednesday 27th July 2016 between 12noon to 1pm. You can catch this interview on Astro (Channel 502) and Hypp TV (Channel 120)

Local Malaysian lawyer and well known kirtanis, Harcharanjit Singh aka Raja (far left) plays the single dad of Ajit Singh (with red keshki) in Eleven Days
Local Malaysian lawyer and well known kirtanis, Harcharanjit Singh aka Raja (far left) plays the single dad of Ajit Singh (in red keski) in Eleven Days
Father and son team. Jaginder the director gives some pointers to his 13 years old son (Jit Singh) who plays the main character, Ajit Singh in Eleven Days
Father and son team. Jaginder the director gives some pointers to his 13 years old son (Jit Singh) who plays the main character, Ajit Singh in Eleven Days
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