Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Talentime The Movie

I remembered back in high school, we did have a talentime night for all the girls. I was in Form 1 or Form 2, can’t remember well. But I did remember a few names that joined the search. My batch: Salha, Lina, Dr Shu and I think hot mama Mizah also. And Athirah jugak ke? Hehe. Then we have the seniors group. Everyone performed the hit song. And I think the senior won the competition. Mahh…I have no good memories on this one. But one thing for sure, I won’t allow myself into such competition haha. Malu and lack of self confidence I guess.

Ok so Hubby and I went to see Talentime the movie. As usual, Yasmin Ahmad’s film never can disappoint me. The first half of the movie was quite boring I can say because the clear message is not there yet. But the second half of the movie really touches my heart to the max! I quietly cried til the end of the movie ok. Ahh such a cewek girl I am hehe. The message in the movie is just a simple one yet we as Malaysians rarely notice it. The part where Melur was furious at Mahesh for ignoring her, I like the most. And the scene where Melur was reciting a poetry to Mahesh under a big tree then suddenly she said, “Now where do they come from?” while the camera zooms at few kiddos playing around. Sent both Hubby and me a big laugh about it. Haha

So thumbs up to all the actors/actresses involved in the movie.

From 5 stars, I would give 6.5 stars! That’s 1.5 extra bintang ok!

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A talent search competition has matched two hearts - that of Melur, a Malay-mixed girl and an Indian male student, Mahesh. Melur, with her melodious voice, singing whilst playing the piano is one of the seven finalists of the Talentime competition of her school organised by Cikgu Adibah. Likewise Hafiz, enthralling with his vocalist talent while playing the guitar, dividing his time between school and mother, who is hospitalised for brain tumor.

It all started after Mahesh, amongst the students assigned to get the finalists to school for practice, delivered the notice of successful audition to Melur's house. His handsome looks attracted the girl. Early on of their relationship, tragedy struck Mahesh's family when his uncle Ganesh who had been the care-taker of the family since the loss of Mahesh's father, was stabbed to death on his wedding day. Melur thinking that Mahesh's silence was due to his grief over the tragedy became furious when she was continuously ignored. She regretted it however after Hafez revealed Mahesh's situation.

That changed Melur's perception of Mahesh. Likewise Mahesh, who grew comfortable with the presence of the girl who often quotes beautiful poetry. Mahesh, realizing that the relationship will be opposed, kept it hidden from his mother,still grieving over the death of Ganesh. Alas, the secret was exposed and Mahesh was assaulted before Melur's very eyes. Just a day before the competition, is Melur resilient enough to sing the poetic lyrics of her song when her heart is tormented by the thoughts of Mahesh? What about Mahesh who has found his first love? On Talentime night, everything unfolds.

Synopsis & Picture taken from: Talentime The Movie