Mamat Khalid

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Mamat Khalid
Born Mohamad bin Mohamad Khalid
(1963-04-06) April 6, 1963 (age 54)
Ipoh, Perak, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Nationality Malaysian
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 2003-present
Notable work Zombi Kampung Pisang
Kala Malam Bulan Mengambang
Relatives Mohammad Nor Khalid (brother)

Mohamad bin Mohamad Khalid, better known as Mamat Khalid (born April 6, 1963) is a Malaysian screenwriter and film director. He is the younger brother of cartoonist Datuk Mohammad Nor Khalid, better known as Lat.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Mamat was born on 6 April 1963 in Ipoh, Perak. As a young boy, he used to go to the cinemas every other day to catch the latest movies. Unfortunately, his hobby did not resonate well with his father, who even banned him from frequenting cinemas even on his deathbed, even when the latter passed on in 1974. However, that did not break young Mamat's passion for films.

Before venturing into film-making, Mamat worked in a government office. He is a fan of rock music, having joined an amateur band named Drop Out in 1986 where he was the band's keyboardist.[2] The experiences that he had went through during this phase inspired him to write and direct his 2005 film Rock,[2][1] in which its commercial success led into two sequels - Rock Ooo…! (2013) and Rock Bro! (2016).

He cites the late director P. Ramlee as one of his filmmaking heroes.


On 21 April 2017, Mamat was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Ampang Puteri Hospital after complaining of breathing difficulties at about 3 in the morning after having some coffee with his friends. He was believed to have extreme fatigue after attending the preview session of his latest movie, Lebuhraya Ke Neraka in Bukit Bintang.[3] Mamat however remains in stable condition albeit under a doctor's monitoring due to his high blood pressure.[4]


Year Title Role
Screenwriter Director Actor
2003 Lang Buana Yes
2004 Puteri Gunung Ledang Yes
2005 Rock Yes Yes
2006 Man Laksa Yes Yes
Tipah Tertipu Yes Yes Yes[5]
2007 Zombi Kampung Pisang Yes Yes Yes
2008 Kala Malam Bulan Mengambang Yes Yes
Cicakman 2: Planet Hitam Yes
Dunia Baru The Movie Yes
2009 My Spy Yes
2010 Estet Yes Yes
Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah Yes Yes
2013 Husin, Mon dan Jin Pakai Toncit / Hantu Kak Limah 2 Yes Yes
Rock Ooo...! Yes Yes
2014 Apokalips X Yes Yes
Zombi Kilang Biskut Yes Yes Yes
Amir dan Lokman Pergi ke Laut Yes Yes
Rombongan Cik Kiah ke Kelana Jaya Yes Yes
Rumah Pusaka Di Simpang Jalan Yes Yes
Terbaik Dari Langit Yes
2015 Werewolf Dari Bangladesh Yes Yes
Usop Wilcha Menghonjang Makhluk Muzium Yes Yes
2016 Rock Bro! Yes Yes
2017 Lebuhraya Ke Neraka Yes Yes



  1. ^ a b Kamin, A. (22 July 2005). "A local movie about rock culture". Retrieved 24 April 2007. 
  2. ^ a b Abd. Aziz Itar (29 November 2005). "Rock - Cetusan pengalaman Mamat Khalid" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Riadz Radzi (21 April 2017). "Mamat Khalid masuk ICU". Harian Metro (in Malay). Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Farhana Ab Rahman (21 April 2017). "Mamat Khalid masuk ICU akibat sesak nafas". Berita Harian (in Malay). Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Tipah Tertipu" (in Malay). Retrieved 24 April 2007. 

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