Kau Yang Satu
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.