Image: Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) Facebook page
With only less than a week to go until one of the most celebrated festive seasons in Malaysia returns, excitement starts to fill the air as everyone is looking forward to donning Raya clothes and eating their hearts out.
But not only will the legendary ketupat
, and rendang
be making a comeback during the Raya season, another thing will also return – Hari Raya ads!
Each year, Malaysian companies and brands seem to be in a race against each other to produce the best and viral Raya advertisement.
Which is why we’ve compiled some of the best 2017 Hari Raya ads we’ve seen so far. Just a heads up though, you might find yourself weeping uncontrollably at the end of this article.
#1 Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)
The right actress, the right story line, the right cinematography, and the right execution is what makes TNB’s Hari Raya ad a great success. The video has raked in over seven million views on Facebook at the time of posting. This ad tells the tale of Aida who has to go through a series of ‘dugaan’ or unfortunate events in order to fulfil her family’s wishes to give them the best Raya celebration.
Psst, we should start a petition to help materialise Jéro’s astronaut suit!
#2 Hypp Inspirasi
You’re in for the biggest plot twist to have ever graced your mobile screens involving a sibling rivalry. Two brothers are feuding over a girl which deteriorated their relationship with each other greatly. So, who gets the girl in the end?
Based on a true story about Mohd Adli, a 52-year-old father who decided to quit his full-time job to focus on his autistic son, Muhammad Luqman Shariff, aged 18. He helped set up a café so that people with autism are welcomed to work there and polish their social skills. You can read the story here
#4 Pelaburan MARA Berhad
Imagine being orphaned just a day before Hari Raya? Pelaburan MARA Berhad’s Hari Raya ad featuring a star-studded cast starring Faisal Hussein, Umie Aida and Que Haidar packs an emotional punch not only to your heart, but to your tear ducts as well. *BRB crying*
What happens when two married people fall out of love? Some get divorced while the rest fake it in front of others. “Wayang Sayang” illustrates the struggles between a couple to stay in love and save their relationship. Will they make it in the end?