Bini-Biniku Gangster yang diarahkan oleh Ismail Bob Hashim, mengisahkan seorang suami yang telah mengahwini dua orang isteri daripada ketua kumpulan gangster yang bermusuhan. Sang suami tidak mengetahui mengenai latar belakang sebenar kedua-dua isterinya itu.
Jadi isterinya akan berperang hanya di belakang suaminya saja. Mereka tidak mahu berdamai sehingga tiba-tiba suaminya hilang. Siapakah dalang disebaliknya? Nampaknya boleh tahan juga filem bini-biniku gangster. Ada kelainan berbanding filem-filem lain?
ACTION romantic comedy Bini-Biniku Gangster is set to repeat the success of Kongsi, a film that collected RM7 million within seven days earlier this year. In fact, based on the hits on its trailer on YouTube (it has more than 400,00 hits), the film might be able to surpass Kongsi's RM8.1 million collection.
Kongsi, directed by Farid Kamil, was the first local action comedy to make big money in the cineplexes. Unfortunately, the film ran out of gas in its second week and could only collect RM1.1 million more at the box office. Kongsi's box-office decline was due to bad reviews from word of mouth. Yet, the film managed to become one of the most profitable films this year.
Fortunately enough, Bini-Biniku Gangster, directed by Ismail Bob Hashim, has an engaging yet simple storyline that movie fans can follow. In fact, the film has a nice balance of humour, drama and action to satisfy movie fans.
Headed by Nurliana Samsuddin, Shaheizy Sam and Intan Ladyana, the film, produced by MIG Productions, is expected to repeat the box-office successes of three other local movies that opened during the Hari Raya season.
Hantu Bonceng which opened on Aug 31 had already collected RM8.5 million, making it the second highest grossing local film behind KL Gangster (RM12 million). Namawee's Nasi Lemak 2.0 that opened a week later, took in RM3 million while Associate Professor Abdul Razak Mohaideen's latest offering, Raya Tak Jadi, which opened last week, collected RM3 million in just four days.
Written by Nurliana, Bini-Biniku Gangster is about Manja who allows her husband to take a second wife, only to realise later that the second wife is a member of a rival gang. Manja herself is the head of a gang who controls an area in Kuala Lumpur.
"This is not a rip-off of a Korean movie," stressed Ismail when asked whether Bini-Biniku Gangster is a Malaysian version of hit Korean film My Wife Is A Gangster. Ismail said there were several "reincarnations" of My Wife Is A Gangster -- from a Japanese version to a Singaporean version.
"My film has no similarity to any of those versions except the title."
He said Bini-Biniku Gangster is an original story that suits the Malaysian culture and is one all Malaysians can relate to.
"What's unique about this film is that this is the first local film that features the leading ladies as action stars."
Both Nurliana and Intan Ladyana did most of the fight sequences themselves.
"Only 10 per cent of the fight sequences were done by a stuntwoman," said Ismail.
Nurliana said the idea for Bini-Biniku Gangster was based on real-life experience. "A few years ago, a woman asked me if I wanted to become her husband's second wife.
"The woman was looking for a second wife for the husband because she could not conceive. Of course I said no and that's the basis for this film.
"However, to make this film work, I turned the wife into the leader of a gang and she has to juggle between being a good wife and a heartless gangster."
Bini-Biniku Gangster was Nurliana's first attempt at script-writing, adding to her current portfolio as an actress, singer and director.