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Gold Digger bukan direct translation untuk Pisau Cukur

So, it was a long overdue dinner and a supposed movie date, but we used the McD’s Coke Glass as a reason to realise both. Hehehe. Cathy asked if anyone have the pink one since her brother is collecting and I’m willing to swap mine for another colour. Then she said, let’s do dinner and better still, watch a movie. I’m like “Let’s!”. Then she asked if “Pisau Cukur” is okay with me. Well, I rarely watch malay films, I mean, rarely PAY to watch malay films in cinema since I was used to just going for the premiere, but heck yeah, let’s, support the industry, even though I’ll end up criticising as the typical skeptic me.

So, just on the day itself, after we arrived at One Utama, Cathy told me, not only that Maya Tan and Farid Ayam is joining us, but also another 4 other people. Wah, a large group of 8 people to go watch Pisau Cukur. Walawey, like penuh cinema liddat. Good to know that I knew most of the people joining, Fairuz Blur and his friend Dill whom I saw here and there in the art scene. Then the cute twins who joined us, but I have never met them before. 🙂

Queue was crazy due to the premiere of “2012” (as Adi put it, people are lining up for the end of the world), and of course, we manage to get us the 8 tickets.

I vaguely remember a couple of months ago, meeting Bernard Chauly for the first time and he mentioned about this movie. No wonder la it did sound familiar to my ears.

Pisau Cukur is a comedy (me think) about two main characters, Intan (Fazura) and Bella (Maya Karin) who both preys for rich men to marry. It takes place on board a cruise where Bella ends up in pursue of one mysterious rich man and Intan investigating a murder.

I won’t give out much of the storyline since you are welcomed to watch it yourself. I would give it a score of 4/5 for effort, 4/5 for funny and 3/5 for storyline. It did moved on to a different level of the Malay cinema, and I think the art direction is quite good. My favourite shots would be of Faqir and Bella dancing cha cha with the spotlight at the background, the effects are amazing! Of course, the ‘gedik’ness (cheeky) of both main characters is simply nauseating but well, it works. Although I didn’t really like Aaron Aziz because I think he’s over-rated and the silver lining to his singlet spells G-A-Y 😛 Well, I just find it … funny.

Good job for Pisau Cukur. And kids, go watch this slapstick comedy for some feel good in malay film industry.

Wacky Bar at PJ Life & Arts Centre

I wouldn’t drop names but this is merely promotion. Hehehe. When Angelia told me that she wants to ask me and Muid to join her to watch Ida Mariana in Wacky Bar, of course I gave a confirm YES. First because I adore Ida Mariana, second because I’m her groupie, third because I didn’t get to hangout much with Angelia because of our schedules and this is the perfect time for it. Not to mention that it was a treat, THANK YOU SO MUCH LIA!!! Hehehe.

It was quite a funny day to begin with, because we had the office team photoshoot and I managed to hangout with Adi and meet up a new friend (well, at least it was our first time meeting each other) for a drink. Thanks for the treat (Good lord, I sound like a freeloader don’t I?). I managed to get to PJLA in time, bumped into Sani when I was there, and Nish too, who came with her mom. Thanked God Muid managed to make it there JUST IN TIME they close the door.

Directed by Joanna Bessey, all in all, the Wacky Bar is a great show. It tells the tales of ordinary people with ordinary issues who frequented this Bar owned by Wacky. Maya Tan Abdullah did a great job with her Thai character, Ida was ….. hahaha, believable as always, making us, in between of understanding her situation or getting annoyed with her neurotic behaviour. The best thing about the whole show is the dances to retro mixes in between. Hehehehe. It does make you part of the Wacky Bar. If only it was a private viewing and my seat is at the last row, I would’ve stood up dancing myself. Brilliant way to change settings as well! And the cast did it instead of the crew which I thought was magnificent! The whole cast was excellent, from Patrick Teoh to Junji Delfino, from Na’a Murad to Iedil Putra, from Daphne Iking to Gavin Yap. Of course and all the rest of them.

Unfortunately they have wrapped up for today, but rumour has it, next stop should be Sin Jia Por. So people of the land where the todak crashes, be prepared for Wacky and his team okay!!! I’m not a big follower of plays and theatres in Malaysia but I do get to view some if it fits my schedule. I have not been those Instant Cafe groupies and whatnot, but yes, I’m a groupie by default in life. It was quite funny to say I actually have been watching Ida Mariana in Puteri Gunung Ledang without me realising that one day, we would be friends, taking pictures of our feet together.

Again, thanks to Lia for the treat, the great company of Don and Muid. Great to be bumping into Sani and Nish. And a great hangout afterwards with Ida M. and her friend (Elmira was it?), Nish and Maya Tan who dropped by our table at Oldtown. Also bumped into some familiar faces at Jaya One. Hahaha. KL is getting smaller by the minute!

IDA NERINA back – as judge for BMW SHORTIES 2009

Photo Courtesy of Mujik Production
Photo Courtesy of Mujik Production

Ida Nerina has decided to return as a judge for the BMW Shorties 2009 – after her manager decided against it earlier.

She said, “to kill the boredom while just lying in bed while I recover – I might as well take the opportunity to view films that have been submitted for the Shorties”.

Ida looked and sounded in good spirit and is as bubbly as ever.

She is recovering slowly after her surgery and as to how long she will remain under observation by the doctors at the hospital is still undetermined.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you Ida – God Speed

Issued by:
Fizar Harun

Ida Nerina is Recovering

Photo Courtesy of Mujik Production
Photo Courtesy of Mujik Production

PRESS STATEMENT BY FIZAR HARUN, MANAGER TO IDA NERINA
Ida Nerina, director, actor and comedienne suffered spinal injury at her home in Kuala Lumpur late last night.

She had just returned home after her performance in the The Good Body which was held at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, in Kuala Lumpur.

Ida Nerina accidently slipped on a low step at her home and fell – which had caused injury to her spine.

Her husband, Encik Sha’arin Razali immediately rushed her to the Pantai Medical Centre in Bukit Pantai last night, afterwhich she was then transferred to the Universiti Hospital in Kuala Lumpur.

She underwent surgery the same afternoon and is currently recovering well and under the observation of her physicians and doctors. Her condition is reported to be stable.

She is currently conscious and is recuperating with her husband, her mother, Puan Marina Yusof and her family and will not be receiving any visitors at this current moment.

Reports that were made by certain tabloids earlier of the incident were speculative and proved to be untrue.

Ida is advised by the doctor to take this opportunity to rest during her recovery.

The duration of her stay at the hospital is undetermined but will ensure that updates will be provided to the media of her progress in due course.

Ida and her family would like to thank everyone, including her friends, family, the media and fans for all their prayers, well wishes and concern.

Should there be any further enquiry with regards to Ida Nerina, please email all enquiry to fizarharun@gmail.com.

Issued by:
Fizar Harun