In conjunction with Hari Malaysia, Astro is pleased to launch a new biopic called Harimau Malaya 1980, celebrating the glory days of Malaysian football and the legends of the 1980 Harimau Malaya team. Today, Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak, Communications and Multimedia Minister, and Dato' Rohana Rozhan, Group Chief Executive Officer, Astro, joined the football icons of the 1980 Harimau Malaya team at the unveiling of the documentary.
So, you must be wondering…why should we watch this documentary? We already know everything that needs to be known by watching the film, Ola Bola
. Therefore, we at Rojak Daily decided to instill a little more national pride in your cores with some of our reasons you should catch this documentary.
It’s An Untold Story
What makes this documentary exceptional, is that it highlights the stories of the 1980 football team (also known as the ‘Dream Team’) that haven’t been heard before and their inspirational quest to beat the odds to qualify for the Moscow 1980 Olympics.
The Squad Is Reunited
For the first time in 36 years, the squad members are reunited for this documentary which features exclusive interviews with football legends including Dato’ Soh Chin Aun, Hassan Sani, James Wong, and lots more..
It Will Take You On An Emotional Ride
The documentary traces the players’ laughter, their tears, struggles and even their achievements, plus their victories leading up to the team qualifying for the Moscow 1980 Olympics.
Build Patriotism In Our Hearts
In our country’s endeavours for national unity, Harimau Malaya 1980 celebrates Malaysia’s colourful ethnicities and diversity as well as promotes the significance of teamwork and harmony among all Malaysians.
The players get to share their first-hand stories and recount their personal experiences for the documentary which was truly sentimental for the squad. Find out about their personal sacrifices and struggles to accomplish the impossible.
Educates Millennials About Our Country's Heroes
A lot of these names might not mean anything to young adults or teenagers in Malaysia, but these football legends who made the country proud should be acknowledged and respected by everyone, including the younger generation to appreciate that momentous journey to the Moscow 1980 Olympics.
Team Spirit Personified
The team was diverse yet had unbelievable camaraderie and love for one another. Their story will inspire generations to come, seeing as it is a truly Malaysian story that reminds us of the importance of solidarity, unity in diversity and the strength in accepting the differences in each other before we can progress to achieve greater things in our lives.
Harimau Malaya 1980 premieres on Astro Arena (CH 801/HD CH802), Astro SuperSport (CH 810/HD CH 831) at 9:00pm and Astro on the Go on September 16 at 9:00pm as well.