Walau dunia menjadi gelap gelita
Pegang dengan penuh percaya
Kepada mimpi kita
Apakah maksud hidup tanpa pelbagai suasana
I think I must be the last ‘kopek’ to watch ‘Ola Bola’. It has been up since 28 January and now going into the 6th weeks of screening. Where have I been? BUSY lah!
Did I consciously waited for the final moment? Not really, but in a way it has given me enough time to digest what everyone said about it. Again it doesn’t really matter, I know I will watch it regardless. Everyday I check the number of screening time at the major cinemas, and realised it still has at least 4 shows. Few days earlier when I booked online for a weekday afternoon show and it was 80% full.
True enough, I went into a packed hall, seated right next to a pair of Chinese senior citizens and on my left, a Malay tudung lady. Then we all teared quietly and laughed out loud at the same joke. I turned at the tudung lady said “bodoh lah dia” and she replied. We understood each other. Strange you said? Not at all. My grandma used to cried at ‘Hindustan’ movies though she can’t understand a word. My husband talks about P.Ramlee movies with sparkles in his eyes. Some of my best people are not of my colour. These are everyday stories, not even worth mentioning because it is who we are. But now we need Ola Bola to remind us of all these nitty-gritty things. Why?
Every once in a while we drifted away. We have differences and we think it is due to the ‘warna kulit’. Is that true?
No, it is simply human. We are all entitled to different opinions, be it the same colour or otherwise. We need to accept that we are all made differently, and that is only to our advantages.
Ola Bola is simply that.
We need friends and confidants in life. Be it a personal journey or a national goal, things are more fun and meaningful when we have each others. There is no greater feeling of achieving a common goal together, especially after you’ve gotten into so many misunderstanding just to understand each other.
‘Ola Bola’ is about ‘The Journey’.
I teared when Keong ran around the rubber farm and in the stadium alone. It is a journey I can truly understand. You run to calm yourself down. You run because there are things you cannot change. You run because there are things you won’t change. You run because you cannot have it all. But at the end of the run you realised all you have to do is just be the change you want to see.
Bront Palarae is an important figure in the film, which is indeed a wise choice. With new actors all round, you need Rahman to be strong. Finally, the movie has good music and arrangement. The score enhances the grandeur of the matches, and clearly Zee Avi is a great choice. 80s scenes are beautiful and Rahman looked like my dad.
Once in a while, we all need a bit of pick-me-up.
Ingatlah teman senyuman dan warna kita
Itulah kunci ke jalan
Dunia kita impikan