TWO TONE PRODUCTION
A twisted plot set in not-so-modern Kuala Lumpur
Inspired by James Thurber's literature classic 'The Catbird Seat' (published 1942)
bin Tuan Besar
|Owner cum manager of Permata Trading
Sixty something. Slight overweight. A jovial old man who easily gets over excited. Tuan Mahmud plans to retire in one month's time and has sold 50% shares in the company to his brother. He has no children and decides to groom his niece as the new company manager.
|Tuan Mahmud's niece
Thirty something. Good looking. Cosmopolitan. Wears eye-glasses. Single. London graduate. Big fan of English football since her college days. She spends lonely evenings watching loud football on TV. Adibah quits her lecturer post at University Malaya to become the new company manager (after one month's grooming period). No nonsense character. She wastes no time making drastic changes at the office. Her sudden arrival brings trouble.
|Company Assistant Manager
Veteran employee of twenty-four years and Tuan Mahmud's right-hand. Early forty bachelor. Wears old-fashion eye-glasses, short-sleeves and bow tie to work. Mild mannered, trustworthy and outdated character. Never smoke, drink or drive. Life is simple and uneventful for Encik Salim before the arrival of Cik Adibah. Unable to confront Miss "know-all", he secretly plots a mind-boggling scheme to 'get even' --- away from office.
|The office assistant
Carefree. Chubby. Slight long hair. He is loyal to Encik Salim.
|Tuan Mahmud's personal secretary
Young and attractive. Good mannered but outspoken.
|One of company executives
Young. Slim. Good dressing. Office buddy of Halim. He likes to talk football.
|Owner of small old truck
Old Chinaman. Bald. Thin. Wears singlet and shorts. One Sunday morning Akai arrives at Encik Salim's house with a delivery. He is Encik Salim's unassuming "accomplice".
|Sundry stall owner
Encik Salim stops at sundry stall one late afternoon after making sure no one is watching. Mamak unknowingly sells Encik Salim a secret "weapon" ...
Story and Screenplay
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