Mukhsin is a 2007 Malaysian film directed by Yasmin Ahmad
Yasmin Ahmad
Yasmin Ahmad was a film director, writer and scriptwriter from Malaysia and was also the executive creative director at Leo Burnett Kuala Lumpur. Her television commercials and films are well-known in Malaysia for their humour, heart and love that crosses cross-cultural barriers, in particular her...

. It is the third installment in the "Orked" trilogy. Shot in just 12 days, it won one award and one special mention at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival
The Berlin International Film Festival , also called the Berlinale, is one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media events. It is held in Berlin, Germany. Founded in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been celebrated annually in February since 1978...

 (2007) under the children's film category: International Jury of Generation Kplus - Grand Prix of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk for Best Feature Film and the Generation Kplus Children’s Jury Awards - Special Mention. Within the first 4 days of its release in Malaysia, it earned RM700,000 in box-office takings. It went on to have a final gross of RM2 million.

Tagline: Everyone has a first love story to tell.


The story takes place in Sekinchan
Sekinchan is a small town located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. Sekinchan is one of the major rice producing areas of Malaysia.-References:...

, Sabak Bernam
Sabak Bernam
Sabak Bernam is a district of Selangor State, Malaysia. It covers an area of 1,056 square kilometres, and had a population of 106,158 at the 2010 Census . It is situated to the northwest of Selangor town...

 in 1993, revolving around the first love of a 10-year-old Orked when a 12-year-old boy, Mukhsin, comes with his elder brother and aunt to spend the school holidays in her village.

Around this relatively simple plotline of a blossoming young romance between the film's two young protagonists, are interweaved scenes of Malaysian village life and the dynamics of different types of families. Most of the family scenes revolve around Orked and her mother (Mak Inom), father (Pak Atan), and the family's close maid who is almost like a family member (Kak Yam).

The other families which are given attention in the movie are Mukhsin's family (with his elder brother who has lost his way in life and is trying desperately to find their mother who abandoned them at a young age, and their Aunty who is trying to take care of the two boys as though they were her own), and Orked's neighbours (with the young daughter and pregnant mother who are critical of the western ways of Orked's family, while they themselves are hurt by the father who wants to abandon them to take on a second wife).


  • Mukhsin - Mohd Shafie Naswip
  • Orkid - Sharifah Aryana Syed Zainal Rashid Al-Yahya
  • Mak Inom - Sharifah Aleya Binti Syed Zainal Rashid Yahya
  • Kak Yam - Adibah Noor
    Adibah Noor
    Adibah Noor is a Malaysian artiste. She is a singer, actress, emcee, voiceover and ad talent. She has been in showbiz for 13 years.- Film :*Sepet *Gubra *Mukhsin *Buli Balik*Talentime *Crayon *Nasi Lemak 2.0...

  • Pak Atam - Irwan Iskandar


  • "Hujan" (Rain) Keroncong songs - Adibah Noor
    Adibah Noor
    Adibah Noor is a Malaysian artiste. She is a singer, actress, emcee, voiceover and ad talent. She has been in showbiz for 13 years.- Film :*Sepet *Gubra *Mukhsin *Buli Balik*Talentime *Crayon *Nasi Lemak 2.0...

  • "Ne me quitte pas
    Ne me quitte pas
    "Ne me quitte pas" is a song written and sung in French and in Dutch by the Belgian chansonnier Jacques Brel in 1959. It has been covered in the original French by many artists and has also been translated into and performed in many other languages...

    " (Don't leave me) - Nina Simone
    Nina Simone
    Eunice Kathleen Waymon , better known by her stage name Nina Simone , was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music...

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