After been hearing a lot of good reviews about this film, I decided to go and watch the film last Friday. I don't like to watch it alone so I brought someone with me hihi. It's been a while since I last watched any film at the cineplex. The last one would be Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa if I am not mistaken. Yes a another Malay movie :).
In the spirit of supporting Malay films, off we went on Thursday but the tickets were all sold out when we got there. I was really surprised! Since I didn't want to miss it, I bought the tickets for the next day. Got good seats too. :) So on Friday we went there again! haha!
I was all prepared to cry...hehehe.....because according to the reviews, this is a really really sad movie. It is based on a novel by Fauziah Ashari. If you watch it, you are bound to shed some tears....if not many, at least a few drops..haha. So I was all prepared for it. Packed some tissues in my bag and ready to cry my heart out. And cried a lot I did! haha! I never expected that I would cry so much in the cineplex. I thought I was able to control myself. I thought it wasn't going to be so sad. I was so wrong! I just couldn't help myself. It was inevitable! It was so SAD!!! Arrrggghhh! My eyes were all swollen at the end of the show. :D
It's such a beautiful story. Beautifully acted by the lovely Maya Karin. I really loved her performance in this film. She really nailed the part. I can't imagine anyone else play the part. It was because of her that I cried so much.
Because of this film, now I have the interest in reading the book itself. My aunt says that she has the book. She read it years ago. Perhaps one day I'll find the time to read it. It's much more interesting to read the book because it's more complete. They can't tell the whole story in film.....not enough time to tell everything, so they simplified it. For those who have read the book, they might be disappointed when they watch the film. But for me since I've never read it before, I was quite happy with it.
Although I didn't really like Lisa Surihani's acting in this film. I don't think she is the best person to play that character. She's just too sweet a person and too cute to be playing the part. It didn't seem real enough for me. Well, that's just my opinion. :)
I noticed that there are scenes in the film that were shot in Kedah! Yay! One was at the railway station in Alor Setar. Gosh the place looks so different in film....I almost didn't recognize it at first hahaha. There were many scenes of the paddy fields as well......loved it :). Reminds me of home. :)