Sunday, November 22, 2009

...About Papadom

This is the first Malaysian movie that I spent money to watch at the cinema. No wait, yes, it is the first. And I did not regret it.

Rule number 1 in watching Malaysian movies,
If it's not by the late Yasmin Ahmad, Afdlin Shauki or (list to be updated later) then don't waste your time watching it.

Rule number 2, never forget rule number 1.

Let's talk about Papadom. This one is by Afdlin Shauki. I have to admit, I had no idea what the movie was about when I bought the ticket. I was surprised when the movie ended. It was such a good movie.

I was expecting some funny ass movie (I've never watched his other movies, so don't know his style) Turns out, it was such a heartfelt one. And to think the title is 'Papadom', who'd know it's a serious movie (with some laughter here and there)

It's about a father who tries so hard to hold on to the only one he has left because he failed to cherish the other one which he lost.

I know it's no longer showing in the cinemas, but if it comes out on DVD, please go get it, and buy original. Support our local talent.

I'm not gonna describe the movie scene by scene, that's not what I do.

I'm just gonna tell you what I think about it.

It's a good movie, genuinely good. Brings out some almost-raw emotion, could make your eyes water a lil bit. And it definitely makes you think and wonder about what is it that's really important in life.

I think our film industry just might be able to survive.

So That's What I think.


Emily said...

Nice review. Wonder if the show will be shown on TV soon?

Diyana said...

not so soon lar i think. probably next raya.