Dubbed Singapore’s own James Bond, this Shaw Brothers Studio Malay language outing is the first in the celebrated Jefri Zain secret agent series.
When the body of a secret agent is found on the beach, secret agent Jefri Zain is tasked to uncover the murder. Can he solve this mystery before the nefarious Commander Jeeman gets to him? Or will he end up just like the agent he discovered – washed up and dead?
Gerak Kilat is at once stylish and slick, due to the treatment given by Malaysian actor,Jins Shamsuddin, as the dashing Asian counterpart to Sean Connery’s breakout spy role. Well known for its modest budget, it makes up for its simplicity with its fast pacing and sharp wit. Boasting an original soundtrack made up of some of the best Southeast Asian go-go bands from the ‘60s, it is a hoot of a film – both fun and highly entertaining.
Cast & Credits
Jamil Sulong was born in 1962 in Johor, Malaysia. A notable director, writer and lyricist, he produced many films under Malay Film Productions Limited, including the classic folktales Batu Belah Batu Bertangkup (1959), Si Tanggang (1961) and one of the most expensive Malay historical epics of that time, Raja Bersiong (1968). He passed away in 2014.
Vee Meng Shaw
Jins Shamsudin, Sarimah, Salleh Kamil