Movie Spotlight: BEAUTIFUL PAIN (aka REDHA)

Denial is the enemy of truth

Philippine Release Date: July 19, 2017 (Wednesday)

Director: Tunku Mona Riza

Stars:     Namron as Razlan
              June Lojong as Alina
              Harith Haziq as Small Danial
              Izzy Reef as Big Danial

Genre: Family Drama

#BeautifulPainMovie (#Redha), is the first Malaysian film to tackle about the subject on autism. In her feature directing debut, Tunku Mona Riza delivers a quiet, compassionate look at the condition which afflicts 1 in 160 children, according to the World Health Organization. 

MTRCB Rating: (to follow)

Running Time: 1 hour 54 minutes

Released by: Current Pictures Sdn Bhd thru Solar Pictures

Upon learning that their only son Danial, has autism, his mother, Alina and father, Razlan's world suddenly crumbles. Razlan was devastated by his son's condition and his inability to accept the truth about their son being different with the rest of the children, causes friction within the family, but Alina’s perseverance and maternal instinct help wade through the difficult times in raising Danial. With hardly any knowledge about this condition, they struggle to confront the harsh realities and the challenges of raising an autistic child. With Sasha, her sister and close friend by her side, they may have found a way to improve Danial’s quality of life until a tragic accident causes the family to re-think its strategy.  

Beautiful Pain  was chosen by the National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia (Finas) as the official Malaysian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but unfortunately it was not nominated.

Some of the major scenes in Redha were shot on location at the beautiful beach in Terengganu’s Redang Island. It is also worthwhile to mention that the parents of Danial in the movie namely Alina and Razlan, played by June Lojong and Namron, are husband and wife in real life.  

Putting focus on the subject on autism, #BeautifulPain can be watched from July 19 up to 25, 2017 at the following SM Cinemas: SM Megamall in Ortigas Center in Mandaluyong City, SM City North Edsa in Quezon City, and SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. For private bookings and special screenings in cinemas within the Philippines, please contact

“ABAH” (Father) Music Video from OST Beautiful Pain sung by monoloQue:

“IBU” (Mother) Music Video from Beautiful Pain sung by Umar Hasfizal:

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