"Isteri bukan hakmilik, ianya satu anugerah".(A wife is not a property to be owned, she is a gift..")
"Kadang-kadang, orang yang sangat disayangi itulah yang paling susah untuk disayangi" (Sometimes the one you love most is the one you find most difficult to love)
If you are STILL wondering, yes, we went to see CINTA and those are some of the lines in the moie. Thanks Zu for buying the tickets and sorry we were a bit late despite arriving at the Mi*nes about 20 mins early. We came back from a wedding at Si*me Derb*y Convention Centre and we thought we might as well factor in the-looking-for-the-MI*nes-mall part and leave early. Unfortunately its been a while since I went out to see a midnite show and by the time you guys arrived, we were snoring in the car. at the car park. Thank goodness we didn't miss the starting of the show or there'd be alot less "cinta" in this family he he he.
Three old married couples, ie us, e*pa and zu, and N*r and Fair*s , watching a movie about love...its due to love that the hubbies went. E*pa wanted to see CICAKMAN.
I love this movie! Ok it does have its flaws but lets not go there. It has all the factors to make it worthy of an international movie. Its casual potrayal of what makes KL , KL. The man washing the highrise floor. The busy crossing-the-road-at-Chow Kit scene.The barber shop. The LRT station. The successful english speaking architects. The english speaking bookstore assistant with a body that just won't quit. (Sis in law and I was talking about how sickeningly perfect that Fa*ha San*a was). he he he. The acting was subtle for some and OTT for others. It was five main love stories interwoven so that everyone has touched the other's life. I say Five MAIN love stories as it does not stop there. There are also other types of love that was captured. The love of a friend (between the busker and the painter) ..the love of the grandson and the senile Grandad, the love of the doctor for his old teacher, the love of the community members for the retired teacher. The love of a father for his daughter. The love of the daughter for her (gatal) mom (tsk !) :-(
Then there's different types of love. The Mills & Boon one where the eligible bachelor miraculously found a string quartet to play in the middle of nowhere to serenade the salesgirl. The salesgirl, is secretly a PhD holder in magazine publishing (he he he) and lives in a posh place and has a life where , when someone asks you out, you would be dressed to the nines with jewelry to match, and not a jaw drop at the sight of the Beemer waiting for her! Obviously used to this life or else MpH pays their staff well.
Then, there is the innocent love where Syarifah Annoying Amani (sorry she so was in this movie) found the one decent man left in Brickfields who would take her back to his place and not touch her. If any of my girls ever is stupid enough to do what she did, I would consider myself a total failure. BUT!! Discounting all that, on the assumption that she DID find a very decent man, it was very sweet to see such a love flower. The totally Malay looking actor with the totally french name , was excellent as a hangdog selamba but hopeful best friend/savior.
There is also the love between the sister and the brother. Sister is carrying on with a married man who apparently cheats on her (Duh!!) and everytime she is mad with the boyfriend she'd look for her brother and start picking on him. He however has NO IDEA why she is so against him living hand to mouth - i MEAN, how totally selfish she is!!! Can't she just leave him alone??What kind of sister IS she?? :-)
My two most favourite stories which had me tearing up and hubby shedding a tear himself, is the one between the teacher and the restaurant owner ..she followed him as he carries himself through the day and is amazed at the respect that the ppl in the community accord him. The dutiful grandson who never loses his temper at the grandfather's forgetfulness and insistence in calling him after his dad.
The one that made me cry?? The man whose wife. on the nite when he took her out to where they had a first date, DUMPED him. "I've met my soulmate." Aish..no comment la. I dont believe in this soulmate after marriage thing. But to some people honour means nothing. Soulmate is everything. He loves her SOOO much he let her go. Waaaa he is such a wimp!!! And the scene that was the most heartwrenching was when he cuddled his daughter after being dumped and they ended sleeping on the sofa.
The movie was also funny. The scene where the eligible bachelor tried to ask the salesgirl out. The one where the LRT passengers watched with rapt attention., as the said eligible bachelor proposed with a hugeA*S ring. The one where the kutu friend sang after being given 20 sen for his efforts .
The movie ends with one line that will stay with me for a while, I suspect. As we chase what is uncertain , we forget to celebrate what we already have..Love.
Go see it. Its not CICAKMAN, but it'll do...