Thursday, January 15, 2009

Lagenda Budak Setan


I have only one favorite Malay author - Ahadiat Akashah
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I think he's a very talented writer. When you read his books, you don't have to tire yourself with imagination. You know exactly what's going on because you yourself are experiencing the same thing. It's all about the things that are happening around you daily.
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Now, his best novel will go the silver screen - Lagenda Budak Setan. Despite the tough title, it's actually a love story. But not the kind of 'tangkap leleh & jiwang' kind of story. It's mixture of comedy, thriller and offcourse romance. I really hope the movie will turn up as good as the book. But looking at the way local film industry is progressing. I'm having doubts.
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Seriously, I don't think we have actors/actresses whose talents and personalities are good enough. Not just for this movie, but for any movie. Most of the time, he/she is talented but doesn't have the look or he/she is good looking but with hoity-toity acting. Sad but true. And yet the film people are ranting that malaysians are not supportive enough.
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One thing the film people don't understand or don't realize is that we, the movie goers, would like to see films that reflect the actual society and livelihood in Malaysia. But the situation now, since most actors/actresses are Malays, so most of the time, the films revolve around what's happening in the malay community instead of malaysian. Takkan la takde orang cina & india yang pandai berlakon kot.....
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So, how to support? You are only catering malay audience and yet you complain when people prefer to watch hollywood movies which cater audience from all background. So next time, before you start whining, think first.
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Anyways, enough of digressing, Lagenda Budak Setan will feature Maya karin as the leading role. Presumably the role of Ayu. I think she's not 'ayu' enough for Ayu. Hope the producer will find someone else. I wonder who's gonna play Katerina? Hmmm....
ps: for the record, aku baca buku ni bukan sebab aku mat jiwang ok. It is imparative for you guys to understand that. ahahhh :)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

agreed with u!! farid kamil gets his role in this lagenda budak setan movie.. don't let him to plays Kasyah!! Ahadiat Akashah is the only one my fave author 4m Malaysia too..
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Azrul said...

anon > glad i'm not alone in this :)

Anonymous said...

lisa surihani will play as Ayu not Maya Karin

kueh bakar said...

mat jiwang pun apa salahnya...

Mayamia said...

Lagenda Budak Setan is one of my favorites!

leenki said...

lagenda budak setan is a masterpiece..i hope the movie will be satisfying..

princessika said...

farid kamil is ok. but lisa surihani??? hadoiiii.. why her?

Anonymous said...

i think Hans Isaac is perfect to play as kasyah rules on that movie..for ayu,no idea but for katerina i suggest is Yasmin Hani to be match...regards

shaq said...

lol , i hope that farid kamil will do his best bcoz im not a big fan of his . ahhahaha. but ill try my best to like him as he is THE KASYAH !! . lisa as AYU . i luv lisa . and hope so that fazura will turn out to b Katerina ...whoaa !!!

IM 16 , read Lagenda Budak Setan at 10 . Katerina at 13 and Kasyah at 14. haha .

tumpanglalu said...

salam..

saya search for lagenda budak setan utk dijual dan saya smpai ke cni. anda ada novel tersebut? kalu ada mahu jual?

Michie said...

Pendapat sepuluh sen saya, memandangkan novel tersebut sudah memang popular, seharusnya diketengahkan bakat-bakat (talent) yang lebih sesuai. Saya tidak tahu sama ada Sdr. Ahadiat Akashah sendiri terlibat dalam pemilihan barisan pelakon kerana dialah orang yang paling mengetahui kesesuaian seseorang bagi memegang watak-watak dalam epik tersebut. Andainya keputusan pemilihan pelakon ada secebis besarnya daripada Sdr. Ahadiat sendiri, saya akan menyatakan persetujuan dan sokongan penuh. Kerana jika tidak, saya khuatir filem Lagenda Budak Setan akan menjadi pemusnah kepada keindahan dan kekuatan karya novel itu sendiri.

Pandangan ikhlas dari orang biasa seperti saya mungkin tidak begitu bernilai, tetapi sesungguhnya saya percaya sebahagian besar peminat Lagenda Budak Setan pasti tidak ingin dikecewakan.

suessy said...

aww come on, have a little faith... the industry is still growing and growing to a better direction, no?
even if the movie's gonna flunk, there's always remakes... just look at hollywood.
im the worst critic when it comes to screenplay... after watching the trailer, i daresay they have executed it well being that the trilogy and its prequels are epic... until then.
im sure the movie will turns out beautifully... even if the script sucks, there's the ever improving cinematography... we will still be compensated =).

aside to tumpanglalu, last time i checked, kinokuniya has a copy. good luck.

Anonymous said...

bagi sy...roel kasyah tu...x berapa nk sesuai dgn farid...sbb dlm novel..kasyah ni sejenis palyboy yg nakal pd zaman sekolah...muke cam bile kt tgk dh nmpk kenakalan...n satu lagi...lg best kl dia buat cam dlm novel start dr dia sekolah...ayu dtg nk minta derma dlm clas...kasyah leh slmaber ckp xde duit kecik(btulkn kl silap)...smp ayu mukemerah....