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View All Audience Reviews. I’m pretty sure of that. I’m sure a Talentime contest is something that folks from my generation would have grown up with in school, and of course the more commercial version of the same would be akin to those television idol series with plenty of pomp which send cash registers ringing. You are commenting using your WordPress. In her Singapore forays, Yasmin had stayed in hotels like The Intercontinental and Fullerton, sponsored by various organizers, to places like Hotel 81 which she just adores, not so much because of what goes on behind closed doors, but for the character of the location, being near a coffeeshop just around the corner that served some food she enjoyed I can’t remember what it was unfortunately , and a mosque nearby as well. Her stories always try to champion a harmonious multi-racial, multi-cultural society, that there will always be differences, but there should be nothing from stopping everyone from living together with tolerance and genuine love. After Muallaf , Yasmin was much involved with projects on both sides of the Causeway, being commissioned as we now know by the Singapore government’s Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports to do a series of three commercials, two of which have been made and aired, and one which will probably not see the light of day since it’s not made yet. Especially Hollywood animation films.

The best thing the film had going for it are the songs, many of them composed by Pete Teo. And this is coming from a film student who knows a fair bit about world cinema. The trailer made it look like a slow-motion kurang upaya version of Step Up. This page was last edited on 23 February , at What about Mahesh who has found his first love? To be frank I won’t be writing a review per se.

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Aanalysis more on that a bit later. Watched it before already on the year the movie came out but I swear I forgot everything about it and watching it again last night with new eyes and perspective has been ajalysis an amazing ride. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Arthouse films are another matter. Produced by Mohammad Effendy Harjoh. Talentime is all these, and a lot more. Melur thinking that Mahesh’s silence was due to his grief over the tragedy became furious when she was continuously ignored. Don’t have an account? I can’t find another person not moved in the final performance piece with an amalgamation of instruments that led to something really beautiful.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Melur, with her melodious voice, singing whilst talentiem the piano is one of the seven finalists of the Talentime competition of her school organised by Cikgu Adibah. The final shots of Talentime are, when I see it now with tears, like the end of the road, with lights being switched off from the stage and classrooms, the end of a journey as it is.


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Talentime – Variety

I suppose the best way to begin this, would be an anecdote with regards to the film, about missed opportunity and family, themes that tie in with Talentime itself. I want to enjoy Malaysian films. Thesps utter jokes and straight lines with little sense of their meaning, as if the dialogue had been rehearsed to death.

Now, to set expectations. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I rememeber being young and naive and questioning everything that came in the movie.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I really wish I could be less demanding of the movies I watch, that way I analysus probably enjoy most Malaysian films and be a lot happier.

It is also as if hope for tolerance and change lie analysos the future generations, and that we should always learn from children, such as Tan Hong Ming and Umi Qazrina, as seen in her now famous commercial Tan Hong Ming in Love. Now to the film.

Besides I wouldn’t want to be the first one off the blocks, especially since it’s still very much fresh aanalysis the oven. The way I see it, you are someone who is an accountant at heart, desperately trying to grasp the mystery of cinema. No one stands out in particular, but overall the acting ranges from adequate to not bad at all. In comparison, I find it more comfortable hanging out with my Hollywood schoolmates, who, rather surprisingly, knew less about American cinema let alone world cinema than I do.

Talentime – Wikipedia

I would probably enjoy her films more if I knew nothing about filmmaking and world cinema. What about Mahesh who has found his first love?

Likewise Hafiz, enthralling with his vocalist talent while playing the guitar, divides talebtime time between school and mother, who is hospitalised for brain tumor. But imagine as an actor the opportunity so missed, especially when you think about it now.

This would mark the first time that Sharifah Amani has played a behind-the-scene role in Yasmin Ahmad’s films. Anyway when we were at Shaiful’s play, we were whispering back and forth who’s who and who’s a tapentime looker, but there was this actor who caught her eye.

View All Audience Reviews. Its 3am and I have the OST of this movie on loop while tears stroll down my face. In Yasmin’s next movje many weeks later, she already analyeis the story down to a pat, and was sharing details of it with another group of friends just after a retrospect screening of her films.


Mahesh was chosen amongst a number of hopefuls to play the boy who fell in love with the mixed-lineage Melur, and it’s not hard to see why, because of those soulful eyes that he possesses, and the gentleness he brings to the role, though cheeky at times.

On October 29, at I’m sure you would find an angle that you’d moviie with, and feel for it genuinely. Through the days of tallentime, rehearsals and preparations, running up to the big day of the contest, the characters get embroiled in a world of heightened emotions – ambition, jealousy, human comedy, romance, heartbreak – all of which culminate in a day of great music and performances.

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Yasmin also mentioned that the idea behind Talentime: Sharifah Amani was supposed to be cast as Melur in the film. Would it make a better movie? There isn’t an outright winner here though, since it’s a performance by individuals carefully selected and rehearsed for the big day, and drawing from a multi-racial, multi-talented pool of students, it goes to show how when everyone is in concert together and contributing to their strengths, there’s going to be some fireworks on display with a force to be reckoned with.

Especially the ending, beh tahan. On April 5, at On Talentime night, everything unfolds. Nonetheless like the adage, the show must go on, and so the role was probably tweaked a little, and recast with Mukhsin Mohd Shafie Naswip himself taking on the role of Hafiz, and the rest is history. A talent search competition has matched two hearts – that of Melur, a Malay-mixed girl and an Indian male student, Mahesh.

Yasmin, in her blog, has described it “as a story full of joy and pain, hope and despair, a host of beautifully-written songs, and rich characters”.

On March 28, at 2: That as humans, we have to movid through a lot of pain and some measure of suffering before we can reach greater heights. Although non-studio directors and their fans will completely abhor that notion.