Somewhere, there is a fishing family on the coast of Sumatra. And the family consists of father, mother and a boy named Malin Kundang. And their lives are very worrisome, full of difficulties and far from established. seeing the difficult conditions of family life, the father decided to make a living in the land across the vast ocean, hoping to change the fate of his family life. So then Malin and his mother stayed in their little hut.
And a week, two weeks, a month, two months or even more than a year, Malin's father did not return to his hometown either. Even the news of his existence was not heard anymore. And the mother can only surrender to accept the fact that the husband is no longer beside him, and whether he is now where he is.
Her days are now passed by two, her mother who must replace the position of Malin's father as the backbone of the family to earn a living. All the work weighing as long as it is lawful, done by the mother for the sake of living only child malin kundang puppet.
Malin is considered a smart kid but a bit mischievous. He often chases the cock and strikes him with a broom. One day when Malin was chasing a chicken, he stumbled over a stone and his right arm was injured by a stone. The wound becomes a trace of his arm and can not be lost.
After growing up, Malin has started thinking about her family life, Malin feels sorry for her mother who slams the bones for a living to nurture and raise herself. He thought of earning a living in the country in the hope that when he returned home he had become a rich man and could repay his mother, happy and proud of his family.
When Malin was on the beach, Malin noticed a captain who was none other than his neighbor, malin saw how the captain became a rich man and lived with pleasure. Malin hesitantly approached and asked about his success. And the captain also told how his life story began. Malin is very interested and wants to be like the captain. The master also offers malin to sail with him. Malin interested in the invitation of the merchant shipmaster who was poor now has become a rich man. Malin went home wanting to express his intentions to the mother.
At night Malin started talking to her mother. in the conversation Malin also expressed his intention. When Malin expressed his intentions to the mother, her mother was instantly a loner, because malin was her only child and the most precious treasure of her life. but as Malin persisted, Mrs. Malin Kundang finally agreed with a heavy heart.
After preparing supplies and supplies to taste, Malin immediately headed to the dock by escorted by his mother.
"My son, if you have succeeded and become a wealthy person, do not forget your mother and your hometown, son," said the mother with tears in her eyes.
Kapalpun start sailing and the longer the distance with the accompaniment of the hand waving Mother Malin who continues to sob sad because his son left behind. Now the mother lives only sebatangkara. Only hope he now has to survive, hope to meet again with his beloved child someday.
During his stay in the ship, Malin Kundang learned a lot about the science of cruise on the crew of experienced ships. In the middle of the journey, suddenly the ship that climbed Malin Kundang in attack by pirates. All merchandise of merchants on board were seized by pirates. In fact most of the crew and the people on board were killed by the pirates.
Malin Kundang was fortunate that he was not murdered by pirates, because when it happened, Malin was soon hiding in a small room covered with wood. Malin Kundang hanging in the middle of the sea, until finally the ship that ditumpanginya stranded on a beach.
With the remaining energy, Malin Kundang walks to the nearest village from the beach. Arriving in the village, Malin Kundang helped by the community in the village after previously told the incident that happened to him.
The village where Malin was stranded was a very fertile village. That's where malin begins to pioneer his life. For many years malin worked hard, day and night, until finally, with tenacity and persistence in work, Malin managed to become a successful and wealthy. It has many merchant ships with more than 100 men.
After becoming rich, Malin Kundang married a girl to be his wife. The girl is the son of a wealthy merchant, Malin also get the blessing of the girl's father and married.
News Malin Kundang who has become rich and has been married to the mother of Malin Kundang. Mrs. Malin Kundang is grateful and very happy that her child has succeeded. Since then, Malin Kundang's mother every day goes to the dock, waiting for her son who may be returning to his hometown.
After some time of marriage, Malin and his wife made the voyage with a large and beautiful ship accompanied by the crew and a lot of bodyguards. Until finally the malin ship docked in a dock where the dock is no other place where small malin often play.
When Malin's ship docks on the dock, one of the residents who are close relatives of malin see and recognize malin. then in a hurry the person ran to the place where Mrs. Malin Kundang was, immediately the mother in the news and immediately the mother immediately rushed to the dock.
The mother saw the very beautiful ship, entered the harbor. He saw two men standing on the deck of the ship. He believes that who is standing is his son Malin Kundang and his wife. Malin Kundang got off the boat. He was greeted by his mother. After close enough, her mother saw the wounded in the right arm of the person, the more assured her mother that he approached was Malin Kundang.
"Malin Kundang, my son, why did you leave so long without sending word?", He said as he hugged Malin Kundang.
But, what happened next? Malin Kundang immediately let go of his mother's embrace and pushed him down.
"Women do not know themselves, carelessly claimed to be my mother", said Malin Kundang to his mother.
Malin Kundang pretended not to recognize his mother, embarrassed by his elderly mother and dressed in rags.
"The woman is your mother?", Asked the wife of Malin Kundang.
"No, he's just a beggar who pretends to be my mother to get my treasure," Malin said to his wife.
Malin kundang also ordered his crew to go back up and sail back to leave the pier.
And hearing the statement and being treated arbitrarily by his son, Malin Kundang's mother was very angry. He did not expect his son to be a rebellious child. Because of his rising anger, Malin's mother raised her hands saying "Oh God, if she's my son, I swear she's a rock".
And it was not long before the wind rumbled and a violent storm came to destroy the ship Malin Kundang. and after that Malin Kundang body slowly becomes stiff and eventually become shaped into a rock. Realizing that Malin is now aware of and regretting her mistake to her mother, malin seems to want to cry for forgiveness to her, but it is too late, she can only cry and shed tears of regret in her freezing.