Kau Yang Satu

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Movies - – AY

ONE has to give props to Os­man Ali for be­ing faith­ful to his source ma­te­rial.

This ro­man­tic drama star­ring Izara Aishah and Aaron Aziz is based on a novel of the same name that was first pub­lished 15 years ago.

The movie is about a “kah­win paksa” or forced mar­riage where Izara’s kam­pung girl char­ac­ter has to marry a spoiled rich man played by Aaron. The rest of the movie un­folds at a leisurely pace show­ing how an ever-pa­tient kam­pung girl wins the heart of the man who has never loved her in the first place.

The prob­lem with Kau Yang Satu is that it feels dated. It’s the kind of story that has been done into count­less tele­vi­sion drama.

Os­man could have in­cluded some new or un­pre­dictable el­e­ments to make the story more cur­rent but like I said, he is clearly do­ing this to please the fans of the novel.

Kau Yang Satu’s sav­ing grace is the gor­geous cin­e­matog­ra­phy show­cas­ing the ocean and idyl­lic kam­pung life.

An­other win­ning fac­tor is Soo Wincci, who steals the show as a sexy model with her own agenda. She is so good at be­ing bad that you’d be in­clined to for­give Kau Yang Satu for all its cheesi­ness and over­dra­matic yarn.

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