Monday, December 12, 2011

[Review]: Ombak Rindu

The phenomena of Ombak Rindu (OR) is amazingly crazy. It has been the talk of the town since its opening night and remain as such ever since. If we look at it from a positive point of view, this is truly an achievement to Malay Film industry as it is not easy to attract audience nowadays. Unless you have some cheap gimmick from your movie and list of ‘beautiful and handsome’ cast in it, your movie will highly unlike to become hit and blockbuster rated

Nonetheless, OR also has these element. Albeit the director gave his assurance that he does not sell cheap sex scene in the movie, you have to admit the thoughts of Aaron Aziz and Maya Karin performing sex scene surely is inviting to some crowd. Let's be honest, we always love some provocative elements in our lives and this is one of it.

When I heard about the phenomena created by this movie, I told myself I have to validate its accuracy. So we did, and we weren’t happy with the outcome.

The movie surely missed one important element in a good film. Climax! Ombak Rindu doesn’t have a pinnacle in it. True, everybody love happy ending but it has to have content, meaning to it. Not just sipping tropical drinks and eating fruits on yacht and sailing to a happy ending. Yesterday I read one review on OR written by one critics that is specializing in literature, and I totally agree with his point of view. Nur Izzah (Maya Karin) did not win anything in this battle. She didn’t manage to bring Hariz (Aaron Aziz) into Islam and embracing it. Her battle is purely to ensure that Hariz is hers, but whether or not the marriage is going to be great one, we don’t know.

There are too many typical local film scenes in this movie. I don’t understand the need of showing a night club scene in this movie. I understand the fact the she was sold to become a prostitute by her uncle Pakcik Taha, but seriously does prostitution really takes place in night club? Shouldn’t the scene takes place at one dodgy area (looking at peanut payment received by his uncle for selling her)? I seriously don’t understand why night club scene is a must in a Malay movie.

Another typical scene or more to character is Datuk Suffiah (Azizah Mahzan), Hariz’s mother. What is up with the slang? I happened to know a lot of Datins Datins and they surely don’t talk like one. That surely gave a wrong impression of the Datins community and I don’t think they like it.

When it comes to improvement in acting, I have to give it to Maya Karin. She surely did improved and I believe her sadness in this movie. The character itself is not those typical ‘wanita malang dan teraniaya’ and hoping that one day the truth will reveal itself. Im glad the director did not visualize her as such.

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But Lisa Surihani (as Mila), is a total disappointment. I don’t really like her acting nowadays, she overdone it in certain ways. I like her better in Lagenda Budak Setan. I don’t really understand the needs of screaming and jegil mata all the time. No no for me

Aaron Aziz? Hurm, don’t know what to comment. I don’t fancy him neither his acting. I don’t really like those typical romantic guy bla bla bla character that he played in Nora Elena (but who am I to comment, I only watch one episode), but he was the total opposite in this movie. In terms of how he managed to convinced me in his emotion in this movie, probably in some scene. That’s all.

Ouh ya another thing, Bront Palarae wasted his talent in this movie. He is an awesome actor and he did not give any impact to this movie. The movie will still sell if it’s someone else.

What else, hurm none I guess. I better stop here before people hate me for this comment. Hahahahaha


Anonymous said...

sweet scenes in OR

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you. I've seen my friends' statuses on fb saying that this movie is amazing bla bla bla but when I watched it, it turns out to be really disapointing. I don't understand why people liked it so much. There's too many cliche scenes in this movie too..


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