TWO TONE PRODUCTION
ALEE BABA DOT COM
The Story Retold
IN MEMORY OF P RAMLEE
The story retold
This version of 'Ali Baba and the 40 thieve' is a spoof comedy set in present day Southeast Asia. A pint-size Chief is the gang leader. The syndicate operates an Internet get-rich-quick game from the Petronas Twin Tower. But somebody is breaking into their computer system to steal the prize jackpot.
Young Alee Baba spends much time on the Internet. He is also a computer hacker for the good reasons. His rich parents died in a freak accident. Alee suspects that they were victims of a syndicate. He wants justice. He hires a freelance journalist to investigate.
Geena @ Marjina is a freelance journalist. She is young and attractive. An online stranger offers her big cash to review Alee Baba Dot Com for a fictitious magazine called 'Aneka'. Geena interviews Chief for the story.
Aziz Baba is a humble old man. He visits grandson Alee in Kuala Lumpur. Baba senior has a penchant for seaside. Aziz has booked a beach resort at Port Dickson and wants Alee to lay off his laptop. But Alee has other plans.
Meanwhile, Aziz has a bad dream about his estranged brother. Sudin Baba is a retired actor of old Jalan Ampas Studio. He now selling Persian carpets at Arab Street, Singapore. He is materialistic. Aziz invites Sudin for a family reunion. Sudin agrees to meet Aziz after the latter promises to repay money he owed plus penalties.
Romance blossoms when Alee meets a lovely sidekick. Their mission : To expose the syndicate for hi-tech crime. The thieve's computer system is voice activated (ala "open sesame"). Incidentally, Geena has taped Chief's secret password on digital CD during her interview.
Alee going to terminate Alee Baba Dot Com. But Geena has a better idea. The young hackers hike-up the millions dollar jackpot for a last call. Whoever can solve three riddles gets the prize. Old Sudin arrives in time for help. They split the cash winnings.
The thieve track down the residence of Alee Baba. They mistakenly kidnap Sudin while he washing his old car. Chief and the gang head straight for beach resort to celebrate.
Meanwhile, Aziz checks in alone at same hotel. The young couple flees the city to join grandpa - unaware of imminent danger.
Hilarious encounters with forty goons as they hunt for Alee in the hotel rooms. High moment at thieve's costume party until the police spoil the fun and arrest everybody.
Chief escapes because he spends so long in toilet after taking hot chili soup. He returns to the party and finds the place empty. Chief still can't figure out whatever happened to the gang.
Sudin is rescued. Alee gets sweet revenge for his parents. The Babas find love and fortune.
Fourth place - monthly treatment competition
Pomegranate Pictures Limited & Scriptpartnership Screenplay Competition 2005
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