全民电影之 Finally, Ola Bola.

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我是朋友之中最后一个看Ola Bola的人,避开了人潮最多的时间,我偷偷地溜进场。在我忙到失去理智和毅力时,最需要的就是这样的一部电影。

你说滥情吗?励志片不煽动人心哪算成功?Ola Bola并不滥情,只是煽动了你内心隐藏的某种情感。承认吧,我们这个年代对于跨族的爱少之又少,对于国家的忠心所剩无几,我们连自己生活都还没管好,怎么去爱国呢?借口太多,我们心中充满仇恨。

电影的音乐和美术做得很棒,这是周导电影的一贯标准,八十年代完整还原,似乎看见了爸爸,还有那条小时候回乡的路;长长直直,有小斜坡但没有路灯,整条路只有我们一辆车。电影和照片就像一片回忆镜子,尘封的又回来了。

全民电影这次用的恰当,当年《一路有你》依然以中文为主,这次跳脱之前的做法。电影的台词说法几乎就是我们每天都在做的事情。新演员的小瑕疵无法被忽视,这是导演愿意冒险的方式,不失为值得鼓励的做法,还好他给了我们Bront Palarae,让电影更深厚些。

周国强天亮在胶园跑步,天黑在体育场跑步都是我的致命伤。前者讨厌自己的倔强,后者无奈事与愿违。我们希望跑离不能改变的事实,也希望跑出一个答案。跑步永远都是让人头脑清醒最有效的方式。

我们也许无法改变世界,但是却不应该让世界改变我们的初衷。

坚持,再坚持。

OLA-BOLA-HI

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.

STILL?

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?

Why not?

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
'Rahman'
‘Rahman’

 

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