- Antara Dua Darjat
name = Antara Dua Darjat
caption = The Two Classes
P. Ramlee S Sudarmaji
P. Ramlee Sarimah
distributor = Shaw Brothers Ltd.
released = 1960
country = flagicon|MAS
language = Malay
imdb_id = 0277581
"Antara Dua Darjat" ("The Two Classes") is a
1960 Malaysian drama film directed by and starring Malaysian silver-screen legend P. Ramlee.
The film tells the tale of Tengku Zaleha (Saadiah), the daughter of a wealthy man, who is in love with a poor pianist named Ghazali (P. Ramlee). Tengku Zaleha is the only daughter of Tengku Karim (Ahmad Nisfu), a very class-conscious landlord who has two children, the other being Tengku Hassan. Hassan is from Karim's deceased first wife while Zaleha is from his second (present) wife, Yang Chik (Rahimah Alias), who is not of royal blood and is an ex-cabaret girl.
After Zaleha completes her studies, her father buys her a bungalow in Johor Baru where she meets and falls in love with Ghazali after he performs at her birthday party. Karim hears of the romance and decides to stop it. He gets his men to beat up Ghazali and at the same time takes his daughter back to Singapore.
Yang Chik resents Karim's way of treating Zaleha. She believes that Zaleha should be allowed to marry the man of her choice. However, Karim and Hassan insist that Zaleha must marry her cousin, Tengku Mukri (S. Kadarisman), who is of the "right" lineage. In a heated and violent argument that follows, Hassan hits Yang Chik with a heavy object and kills her. Hassan is arrested and subsequently sentenced to death. Karim is terribly upset with the death of his wife and only son and becomes mentally unstable and ends up in an asylum.
Mukri's father, Tengku Ismail, confronts Zaleha with a letter which he claims was written by Karim. After reading it and believing it to be genuine, Zaleha has no choice but marry Mukri. After the marriage, they leave for Zaleha's bungalow in Johor to spend their honeymoon. They are accompanied by a close friend, Tengku Aziz (Yusof Latiff).
When the piano at the bungalow is out of order, a tuner is called to repair it. Zaleha is both shocked and happy that the tuner is Ghazali, her former sweetheart. After repairing the piano, Tengku Zaleha played the piano with the song that Ghazali taught her before. Ghazali is shocked and ran away from the house.
At his home,Ghazali told her mother and his cousin,Sudin(S. Shamsuddin) that Tengku Zaleha was still alive. But Sudin then claimed that Ghazali is mad. Soon,he is beaten by Ghazali.
Later that night,Tengku Zaleha met Ghazali and told him what happened to her. Ghazali is happy because his sweetheart was still alive.
The next day,Tengku Aziz told Tengku Mukhri to divorce her wife and tell the truth about Tengku Zaleha. Tengku Mukhri was mad when his friend told him about the affair between Ghazali and Tengku Zaleha. He then sent Tengku Aziz to Singapore and on the way, he "kill" Tengku Aziz.
Back to Anggerik Villa,he took his gun to hunt Ghazali. Soon,he arrived to Ghazali's home and fight with Ghazali. He almost kill Ghazali,but then Tengku Aziz kill him with a pistol.
List of P. Ramlee films
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