Tribute to Jins Shamsudin (Source: AmyIkram)
Real name MOHAMED ZAIN BIN SHAMSUDIN
Date of birth 5 NOVEMBER, 1935
Place of birth TAIPING, PERAK
Wife HALIJAH ABDULLAH
Children PUTERA HANG JEBAT & PUTERA HANG NADIM
JINS SHAMSUDIN, I can still remember the day I interviewed him at Universiti Utara Malaysia in Sintok, Kedah after he received his doctorate in film studies in March 2010.
I was warned by my colleagues that the silver screen legend had the reputation of telling off reporters, so I came well prepared.
The actor, who was known as the Sean Connery of Asia and James Bond of Malaya, was 75, then. Despite his age, he was in the pink of health and had a sharp memory.
His stern face and icy stare sent shivers down my spine. I skipped many questions because I had cold feet.
However, it was a different story when I met Jins, who is now 77, at his house in Kampung Pasir, Ulu Kelang recently.
Jins, whose real name is Mohamed Jins @ Mohamed Zain Shamsudin, appeared frail and fragile. His right hand was weak caused by an old nerve injury while doing his own stunt as Jefri Zain, the James Bond-style secret agent, back in the 1960s.
Most of the time he would remain quiet and his eyes stare into emptiness.
He struggled to remember his good old days and didn’t realise that his replies to my questions were mostly irrelevant. He kept asking the same question repeatedly: “Where’s the Umno General Assembly going to be held?”
Jins does not suffer from any systemic disease, but he is losing his memory to Alzheimer’s disease — a sad and perplexing fact for a person who was a workaholic and had assumed many roles and responsibilities.
He was a former senator, an active politician, former president of Persatuan Pengeluar Filem Malaysia (PFM) founder of National Film Development Corporation (Finas), a lyricist and an award-winning director who had directed nine films such as "Bukit Kepong", "Tiada Esok Bagimu" and "Ali Setan".
His wife Halijah Abdullah said the early onset of the disease was apparent in late 2010.
“My husband became very forgetful and kept repeating the same thing over and over again.
“His condition got worse after he retired from senatorship in early last year. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in May last year,” she said.
Halijah recalled that despite being unable to remember most of his relatives and friends, Jins’ condition has shown improvements compared with the first few months before the diagnosis.
“In the beginning, it was a stressful and chaotic experience for me and my sons, Putera Hang Jebat and Putera Hang Nadim.
“Although retired, Jins would still get dressed in his favourite bush jacket for work every morning and ready with a briefcase.
“We didn’t allow him to drive, but once he managed to drive to a bank and closed his account. He also had invited a stranger into the house for a chat,” she said.
She said Jins is much better now, but needed to be told how to properly do things such as eating, bathing, or exercising his weakened right hand.
Jebat said his father acted in "Tahajjud Cinta", a television drama series directed by Erma Fatima, last year.
“However, my father failed to memorise his script like he used to anymore. The crew had to use cue cards to help him with his lines during shooting,” he said.
Halijah said Jins’ mind is currently like a 6-year-old child.
“Being workaholic has somehow contributed to his condition, so we were advised by the doctor not to remind him of things relating to his previous jobs.
“My husband loves reading and keeping up with the news. So we let him do so to keep his mind active and go out for family outings more often.
“He has been receiving invitations for talks, seminars and acting offers, but we have to turn them down. What matters now is keeping him calm, happy and healthy,” she said.
JINS SHAMSUDIN TIDAK BOLEH LARI
DARIPADA BAYANG-BAYANG P. RAMLEE
Oleh Zaini Yusop
JINS SHAMSUDIN tidak boleh lari daripada bayang-bayang P. Ramlee. Ini, kerana P. Ramlee beliau berada di kedudukan seperti sekarang. Jika tidak, entahlah... Dan, ini diperakui sendiri oleh Jins.
Jins (nama sebenarnya Mohamed Zain Bin Shamsudin) dilahirkan Di Taiping, Perak pada 5 November, 1935 dan pernah mendapat pendidikan di Sekolah King Edward VII (1948) di tempat kelahirnya itu.
Di pertengahan 1950-an Jins ke Singapura bekerja sebagai kejuteraan elektronik di samping bergiat dalam bidang fesyen dan pementasan.
Kemudian beliau berjinak-jinak dengan MFP hingga mendapat peluang menjadi pelakon tambahan dalam filem "Keadilan Ilahi" yang diarahkan oleh K.M. Basker dan "Anak-Ku Sazali" arahan Phani Majumdar.
Bintang Jins mulai bersinar apabila P. Ramlee mengambilnya sebagai hero dalam "Panca Delima" berheroinekan Hashimah Yon setelah menjalani uji bakat pada 25 Januari, 1956.
Selepas itu, beliau membintangi filem demi filem antaranya "Kaseh Sayang", "Anak Pontianak", "Azimat", "Sergeant Hassan", "Mata Hari", "Dandan Setia", "Lela Manja", "Sumpah Wanita", "Putera Sangkar Maut" dan "Si Tanggang".
Jins juga diberi gelaran James Bond Malaysia apabila membintangi "Jefri Zain Dalam Gerak Kilat" (sebagai Jefri Zain) yang merupakan filem terakhirnya di MFP.
Satu hal yang sangat menarik, Jins tidak pernah berlakon filem di Cathay-Keris.
Jins pernah menjadi Penolong Pengarah kepada Jamil Sulong yang mengarahkan "Gerhana" (1962) yang dibintangi oleh Ahmad Mahmud dan Zaiton
Ada tiga perkara menarik yang patut di catatkan mengenai Jins ini ialah,
Pertama, "Anak Pontianak" merupakan satu-satunya filem Melayu pernah di tayangkan di panggung wayang Rex, Kuala Lumpur yang mana sebelumnya sentiasa saja dimonopoli oleh filem-filem barat dan sedikit filem Cina.
Kedua, Jins pelakon pertama menggunakan suara P. Ramlee (menyanyi) selepas P. Ramlee menjadi pengarah. Kali terakhir P. Ramlee meminjamkan suaranya kepada Yusof Latiff untuk "Kipas Hikmat".
Ketiga, Jins merupakan satu-satunya tokoh filem pernah dilantik sebagai senator bermula pada 13 Oktober, 2004.
Apabila kemerosotan MFP mula kelihatan, Jins mendapat peluang pergi ke Shaw Brothers Hong Kong membintangi dua filem - "Bayangan Ajal" dan "Jurang Bahaya" yang diarahkan oleh Lo Wei dan telah di filemkan pada tahun 1967.
Disamping berlakon, Jins juga dilantik sebagai penolong pengarah dua filem tersebut disamping mendapat bimbingan mengenai pengarahan filem daripada Lo Wei.
Apabila MFP di tutup, Jins datang ke Studio Merdeka dan membintangi "Miang-Miang Keladi" (arahan Omar Rojik) kemudian disusuli pula "Pendekar 4" (S. Kadarisman) dan "Kanchan Tirana" (P. Ramlee).
Pada 16 Disember, 1968, Jins dengan rasminya dilantik sebagai pengarah di studio filem yang terletak di Ulu Kelang itu dan mengarahkan filem pertamanya, "Bukan Salah Ibu Mengandong," kemudian diikuti pula "Di Belakang Tabir."
Itu saja dua filem arahannya di Studio Mereka. Kemudian pada awal Januari 1970, Jins mendapat tawaran MARA untuk melanjutkan pelajarannya dalam bidang perfileman di London.
Jins melanjutkan pengajian dalam bidang perfileman di London Film School dari 1970 hingga 1972 dan dianugerahkan Diploma dalam Teknologi Filem (Motion Picture Technology) dengan Kepujian Kelas Pertama.
Sekembalinya, beliau menyertai Perfima sebelum mengarahkan beberapa filem termasuk "Menanti Hari Esok," "Tiada Esok Bagimu", "Esok Masih Ada", "Bukit Kepong", "Esok Untuk Siapa" dan "Ali Setan."
Filem-filemnya banyak menggondol anugerah terutama Festival Filem Malaysia (FFM) tetapi yang paling berjaya "Bukit Kepong" yang memenangi 7 anugerah termasuk Filem Terbaik, Pengarah Terbaik dan Lakonlayar Terbaik.
Pada tahun 1986, di Festival Filem Malaysia Ke-6 (FFM6) Jins dipilih menerima "Anugerah P. Ramlee" setelah beliau mengenepikan dua calon utama - Jamil Sulong dan Omar Rojik.
Jins dilantik sebagai Senator (Parlimen Malaysia) selama 3 tahun bermula 13 Oktober 2004. Sebelum itu, beliau menerima anugerah bintang kebesaran Darjah Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMP) daripada Sultan Azlan Shah yang membawa gelaran Dato' pada 19 April 1990.
Beliau juga merancang untuk memilemkan kisah sejarah "Pasir Salak" tetapi hingga kini filem tersebut tidak pernah kunjung tiba.
Sempena Keputeraan Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin pada 2 Jun, 2007 Jins telah dianugerahkan dengan darjah kebesaran Panglima Mangku Negara (PMN) yang membawa gelaran "Tan Sri".
Setakat ini hanya tiga tokoh filem menerima anugerah Tan Sri itu. Selain Jins, P. Ramlee dan L. Krishnan.
SILVERSCREEN LEGEND - JINS SHAMSUDIN
Based On The Story
By KL Lifestyle (April 6, 2011)
JINS SHAMSUDIN, at 76, remains a highly regarded figure in the local film industry. Throughout his life, he had acted in more than 40 films, and was a director and senator, and remains a film activist. We traced his glittering path starting from his formative years in a Malay village.
A NOSTALGIA CHILDHOOD
Jins was born on November 5, 1935, in a village called Kampung Batu 10 in Taiping, Perak to the village head Mohamed Jins and his wife Mariam.
Being the youngest of four children, Jins was closest to his sister Hazizon (whom he called Kak Cik), who was two years older than him. During his childhood in the idyllic village, Jins and his siblings loved to play with wooden guns, marbles and tops. They also liked playing hide-and-seek and hitting birds with catapults.
As a teenager, Jins was fond of swimming in the river. One day, while he was mimicking Tarzan (played by the Olympic champion Johnny Weismuller in the film “Tarzan Came To New York”) as he swayed from the hanging root of a tree, he fell and was admitted to Taiping hospital.
His friends began to make fun of him. “How can you be a film star when you are so skinny?” they jeered at him.
“You wait and see, I will prove to you one day that I will become a film hero!” Jins retorted. This was merely a spontaneous reply in self-defence. Unknown to both Jins and his peers, this “prophesy” would really come true one day.
When Jins was studying at the Bendang Siam primary school, he already showed an interest in photography. To achieve his goal of buying a camera, he decided to sell green pea porridge, wheat porridge and ‘kuih’ (Malay sweet cakes).
From his earnings, he finally bought himself a Kodak Brownie Model 127 with $8.00. With the camera, he began to hone his photography skills by taking photos of his schoolmates.
Today, this antique camera is proudly displayed as one of his private collections, among various other cameras he owns.
During secondary school at Sekolah Menengah King Edward VII, Taiping, Jins grew into a handsome young man. He soon developed an interest in riding fast bicycles and even modified his typical bicycle into looking like a racing bicycle.
Cycling to school daily, he attracted much attention from girls who were on the way to school as well.
JOURNEY TO STARDOM
In the 1950s, the late multitalented Tan Sri P. Ramlee who was an actor, director, singer, songwriter, composer and producer, became Jins’ idol. He even took upon mimicking P. Ramlee’s hairstyle.
One day, Jins received an offer letter to go for a screen test at the studio of the Malay Film Productions (MFP) in Jalan Ampas, Singapore.
The studio was considered the ‘Hollywood’ of Malay films at that time. The offer came from Jaafar Abdullah, the information officer of Shaw Brothers (a film production company in Singapore) who once met Jins at the Shaw Chambers in Robinson Road, Singapore and was impressed with him.
Without any experience in acting, the young Jins left his village and ventured to Singapore for the screen test. When he arrived at the studio, for the first time in his life he found himself among glitzy film stars whom he could only admire from the screen previously.
Soon, P. Ramlee walked into the studio. It was the first time Jins came face-to-face with his longtime idol. He was very excited as his dream of meeting P. Ramlee finally came true.
In fact, it was P. Ramlee who would be conducting the screen test. Jins, together with other candidates, were told to perform various acts, including standing straight, walking naturally, and walking like a young man, an old man and a rich man.
They were also given scripts and told to act out the characters displaying various emotions such as humour, sadness, love and fear.
The three important criteria which P. Ramlee looked for in prospective actors were: looks and personality, height and voice. Jins met all three criteria and sailed through the screen test with success.
May 16, 1956 marked the turning point in Jins’ life – he was signed as an actor by MFP with the salary of $70.00 per month and a house in Boon Tech Road, near the studio.
Jins first acted in "Keadilan Ilahi" (directed by K.M. Basker) and thereafter "Anak-Ku Sazali", which was directed by Phani Majumdar and starring P. Ramlee as the main character.
It was during the shooting of "Anak-Ku Sazali" that Jins became close friends with P. Ramlee. Jins’ hardwork and initiative in helping around during the filming process impressed P. Ramlee, and he decided to appoint Jins as the lead actor in "Panca Delima", a film he was to direct.
The success of "Panca Delima" propelled Jins to stardom and recognition. Letters from fans came pouring in from all over the Peninsula, Singapore as well as Indonesia.
He was hunted by reporters and photographers. News and photographs of him began to grace various entertainment publications.
Thereafter, he acted in films, "Kaseh Sayang" and "Anak Pontianak". He soon earned a name as an actor who was capable and hardy. He acted his roles perfectly in classic films (bercorak purbawara) such as "Si Tanggang", "Lubalang Daik", "Batu Durhaka" and "Taqdir".
He also proved himself to be a versatile actor, acting in dramas such as "Neracha", "Sayang Si Buta", "Darah Muda" and "Kacha Permata", and action films such as "Jefri Zain Dalam Gerak Kilat", "Bayangan Ajal" and "Jurang Bahaya", both shot in Hong Kong and directed by Lo Wei.
Jins realised that in order to sustain his popularity, he needed to discipline himself and look after his image and personality. He began to study the success and lifestyle of famous film stars, especially those from Hollywood, by reading various books.
He took care of his communication style and actions whether he was facing his fans or VIPs. As his fame grew, he was soon a frequent guest at royal functions and major events.
At 33, Jins was appointed a director by Shaw Brothers. He first directed "Bukan Salah Ibu Mengandong" which became an instant hit, thus giving a boost to the Malay film industry, which was experiencing a slowdown at that time as western films were preferred over local ones.
He then proceeded to direct his second film, "Di Belakang Tabir" which was a modern crime story. Both films broke the traditional barriers of Malay film production in terms of storyline, filming techniques and quality.
P. Ramlee also acted in them as a guest actor. Other films he directed down the road included "Esok Masih Ada", "Bukit Kepong", "Esok Untuk Siapa" and "Tiada Esok Bagimu" which had all brought him numerous awards.
In his continuous quest for knowledge and improvement, Jins furthered his studies at the London International Film School from 1970 to 1972 and graduated first class with a Diploma in Motion Picture Technology.
Returning to his homeland, he join the Perusahaan Filem Malaysia (Perfima) – the first Malay film production company – together with P. Ramlee, H.M. Shah, Jaafar Abdullah and others. The first film they produced was "Menanti Hari Esok".
In 1967, Jins returned to Malaysia from Singapore and decided to settle down in Kuala Lumpur. With his vast experience and knowledge in films, he was resolute to contribute to his country.
At that time, the Malay film industry was deteriorating due to the invasion of Indonesian and western films. Jins felt that the establishment of a film organisation under the guardianship of the government should be set up quickly to oversee the industry.
Due to his continuous effort, the National Film Development Committee was finally established in 1980 to chart plans to develop the local film industry.
Following the committee’s suggestion, the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) was set up in 1981, under the National Film Development Corporation Act, with the responsibility of developing, preserving and providing support and encouragement to the Malaysian film industry.
Due to his passion and dedication, Jins has garnered countless awards and accolades, including best actor and best director numerous times throughout his life.
During the 6th. Malaysia Film Festival held on December 13 – 14, 1986, he received the coveted Anugerah P. Ramlee, and this acknowledged him as one of the most prominent artistes in Malaysia.
On October 13, 2004, he made history by becoming the first film star to be appointed senator.
He was also conferred various titles by the royal houses in recognition of his contribution towards the film industry.
Among the most notable was the Panglima Mangku Negara (PSM) award by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on June 2, 2007 which carries the title “Tan Sri”. In 2009, he was presented with the National Artiste Award.
In 2010, Jins obtained his doctorate from Universiti Utara Malaysia after completing his thesis entitled “Filem Melayu 1930-an hingga 1960-an Sebagai Citra Budaya dan Sejarah Negara” where he based his research on 50 Malay movies filmed during that period.
Today, at the age of 76, Jins shows no signs of slowing down. His diary is continuously filled with a long list of events that he is invited to, and he remains passionate about his vision to produce films which will impact viewers.
Working from his studio in Ulu Kelang named “Studio Panca Delima”, Jins says: “I am currently working on producing a film about the J.W. Birch historical incident in Pasir Salak.
"This historical movie will cost about RM8 million. Research for the film was done while I was studying in London.”
Truly, it is his continuous strive for change, challenge and excellence that has made him a respected and distinguished figure in the local film industry.
FILEMOGRAFI JINS SHAMSUDIN___
1. KEADILAN ILAHI (1956 K.M. Basker)
2. ANAK-KU SAZALI (1956 Phani Majumdar)
3. PANCA DELIMA (1957 P. Ramlee)
4. KASEH SAYANG (1957 Phani Majumdar)
5. ANAK PONTIANAK (1958 Ramon A. Estella)
6. AZIMAT (1958 Ralf Bayer)
7. SERGEAT HASSAN (1958 Lamberto V. Avellana)
8. MATA HARI (1958 Ramon A. Estella)
9. SAMSENG (1959 Ramon A. Estella)
10. DANDAN SETIA (1959 Dhiresh Ghosh)
11. LELA MANJA (1960 Jamil Sulong)
12. MEGAT TERAWIS (1960 Dhiresh Ghosh)
13. SUMPAH WANITA (1960 Omar Rojik)
14. PUTERA SANGKAR MAUT (1960 Dhiresh Ghosh)
15. PERTARONGAN (1960 Omar Rojik)
16. INDERA BANGSAWA (1961 Dhiresh Ghash)
17. SI TANGGANG (1961 Jamil Sulong)
18. LUBALANG DAIK (1962 Jamil Sulong)
19. BATU DURHAKA (1962 Omar Rojik)
20. NERACHA (1963 Dhiresh Ghosh)
21. DARAH MUDA (1963 Jamil Sulong)
22. BUDI DAN DOSA (1963 Jamil Sulong)
23. BIDASARI (1965 Jamil Sulong)
24. SAYANG SI BUTA (1965 Omar Rojik)
25. TAQDIR (1965 Omar Rojik)
26. KACHA PERMATA (1966 Jamil Sulong)
27. JEFRI ZAIN DALAM GERAK KILAT (1966 Jamil Sulong)
28. BAYANGAN AJAL (1967 Lo Wei)
29. JURANG BAHAYA (1967 Lo Wei)
30. AMOK TOK NADING (1968 S. Kadarisman)
31. MIANG-MIANG KELADI (1968 Omar Rojik)
32. PENDEKAR 4 (1968 S. Kadarisman)
33. KANCHAN TIRANA (1969 P. Ramlee)
34. BUKAN SALAH IBU MENGANDONG (1969 Jins Shamsudin)
35. DI BELAKANG TABIR (1969 Jins Shamsudin)
36. MENANTI HARI ESOK (1976 Jins Shamsudin)
37. TIADA ESOK BAGIMU (1978 Jins Shamsudin)
38. ESOK MASIH ADA (1979 Jins Shamsudin)
39. BUKIT KEPONG (1980 Jins Shamsudin)
40. ESOK UNTUK SIAPA (1982 Jins Shamsudin)
41. ALI SETAN (1985 Jins Shamsudin)
42. BALADA (1986 Jins Shamsudin)
43. AKHIRAT (2008 Syed Mohamed)
44. EAGLE HUNTER (1983)
45. KROADH (1990)
46. MONEY NO ENOUGH (1998)
47. THE DEADLY PRINCIPLE (2001)
48. MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY (2010)
MARI KITA MENONTON FILEM-FILEM JINS SHAMSUDIN___
(Sumber: Sha3818) SERGEANT HASSAN
(Sumber: Sha3818) BUKIT KEPONG
(Sumber: FilemKlasikMelayu) INDERA BANGSAWAN
(Sumber: FilemKlasikMelayu) KANCHAN TIRANA
(Sumber: LimaJiwas) DARAH MUDA
# Update akan dilakukan dari masa ke masa.
ANDA MUNGKIN JUGA MEMINATI___
berapa banyakkah yang masih ada?
ahmad mahmood bintang di langit seni
NOSTALGIA FILEM MELAYU KLASIK
maklumatnya tepat atau mengelirukan
and the golden era of malay cinema
kekuatannya special effect dan aziz sattar
banyaknya pelukan rosnani dan yusof latiff
LONG HOUSE (1957)
kalau pun ada, kita tidak dapat menontonnya
mencapai kejayaan box office luar jangkaan
filem pertama keluaran nusantara film
SERUAN MERDEKA (1947)
keganasan dan kekejaman jepun ditentang
Setelah diamati buku setebal 355 muka surat ini, kesimpulannya konsep penerbitannya harus dipuji kerana ia berlainan sekali dari apa yang pernah disajikan sebelum ini. Dilihat pula dari segi kesungguhan kedua-dua insan (Datuk Aziz Sattar dan Mustafar A.R.) yang pernah mengenali P. Ramlee, banyak betul perkara yang boleh kita ambil iktibar, dan 20 tahun bukan masa yang sedikit untuk mereka menyiapkan buku yang cukup bermutu ini. Memang benar karya peninggalan Seniman Agung Tan Sri P.Ramlee tiada bandingan dan sumbangannya dalam bidang seni terus abadi dan terpahat dalam minda semua lapisan masyarakat, namun di sebalik kehebatannya, buku ini yang turut menyelitkan gambar-gambar dari filem, sinopsis, ulasan dan pengalaman kedua penulis ketika pembikinan 66 filem P. Ramlee, ada memaparkan kisah menarik antaranya bagaimana P.Ramlee menceduk idea dari filem-filem luar untuk disesuaikan dengan filem-filem arahannya - KAKAK TUA.