Tuesday, December 2, 2008


On Saturday, I was privileged to be allowed to view a rough edit (with music) of Mamat Khalid's latest movie Estet at his office in SS2. Of course, you guys might know Mamat as the winner of the Best Director award at this year's National Film Festival. The movie was Kala Malam Bulan Mangambang. Not one of my favourites ok.
So, let me tell you that some months ago, I did get to see a peek of the movie's first 20 minutes at Mamat's office. I came out wondering what the heck Mamat was trying to do. I had my reservations so I didn't comment about it until when I get to see the movie as a whole.
And thankfully, after witnessing the full cut, all 98 minutes of it, let me tell you this - this movie is one of the most entertaining Malay movies I have seen in a long, long time.
Estet, starring Farid Kamil, is easily Mamat's best work.
The stars of Estet - L-R Farid, Jasmine Micheal and Shashi Tharan
The movie is refreshing, hilarious, dramatic and best of all - controversial.
I do hope the Censor Board look at this movie with open minds and with a huge sense of humor.
It's a movie that you'd go more than once, just to enjoy its sheer audacity.
What is Estet? It's a parody and satire in its pure sense - a very very good parody of Indian movies, Malay movies and at society itself. This movie may seem superficial at first glance, but let me tell you this, it isn't. This is one of the smartest local movies in recent times.
Mamat is like Stephen Chow in his early days mixing comedy with social satire and mixing irreverent dialogue with mind blowing political innuendoes.
You guys have got to see this movie when it comes out. Hopefully, passed without cuts.
Congratulations, Mamat.

Le Auteur Monsieur Mamat Khalid - Le Regieur le Estet
Job well done. Let's pray the audience will appreciate what you have done and go to see the movie in droves. Best of all, you showed all the professors, the associate professors, the doctors and the award winners that you are a class above them all.


Ajami Hashim said...

Salaam tuan..

saya quote di sini yer.. tQ ;-)

one love said...

terus terang, saya cuma suka satu je filem abg mamat iaitu Rock!

tapi sepanjang saya melihat proses pembikinan estet dari mula sampailah dah nak siap ni, saya rasa, filem estet ni memang best.
dan inilah satu-satunya filem yang boleh saya bercerita A-Z dengan sesapa pun. hmmm...

bagi saya, filem ini mcm kerang sungai siput.

di sungai siput, mana ada kerang, kan?


ida said...

wah ni tak sabar nak tgk...
dulu Rock mmg layan ar...

fndrocka said...

Punyai nilai estet-tika!

Ulasan Filem Estet dan Mamat Khalid

Isumaru said...

one love, saya org sg siput, ade kerang di sg siput, tp di pasar la ;P

anyway, i'm going to watch this movie tonight. after reading this review, bertambah2 tak sabar nak tgk! hehu

essyam said...

salam orang kampung Sg. Rokam