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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Osman Ali's Choice
Osman Ali has directed Langit Cinta and it is currently playing in the cinemas. theSun got Osman Ali to pick his favourite 10 movies that depicts love. The full article below ....
Headline: For Love & Glory
By Bissme S
A scene from Langit Cinta
WE ALL need love in their life. Osman
Ali’s Langit Cinta, currently playing in cinemas, certainly depicts this
emotion. The film centres on the star-crossed romance between Khadejah, who is
from a small fishing village, and Aliff, the son of a rich businessman. They
marry despite his parents’ objections, but one day Aliff seemingly walks away,
leaving behind Khadejah, who is now pregnant and wondering why she has been
Osman (far right) to pick 10 favourite movies that depict “this strange thing
called love”. Here are his choices:
film, directed by Mani Ratnam and starring R Madhavan and Shalini, is about a
couple who fall in love and marry without their parents’ consent. The couple
soon learn that falling in love is easy but keeping a marriage afloat is hard.
“Very few movies discuss how you keep love alive in a marriage, and Mani Ratnam
has done that brilliantly here,” says Osman.
Ratnam film, this time starring Shahrukh Khan and Manisha Koirala. Osman likes
the fact that Mani has shown that even a terrorist wants to love and be loved,
and how a radio producer is willing to leave behind his stable life just to
love a terrorist. “Falling in love is about taking risk,” Osman says.
This British-American effort directed by
David Lean and starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie and Geraldine Chaplin, is
an epic love story that takes place during World War I in Russia, where a
doctor is torn between his mistress and wife.
“The director has beautifully captured
the scenery and the tormented emotions that the characters face,” Osman adds.
This Thai movie was remade twice after
the first film under different directors and stars. The story is about two
people in a small farming village falling in love despite their families hating
each other. The story ends with the lovers drowning in a river in each other’s
Osman, who enjoys all three versions,
says: “The story will bring tears to your eyes.”
how director Baz Luhrmann has set Shakespeare’s tragic love story in a modern
setting. He also applauds the actors in the lead roles, Leonardo DiCaprio and
Claire Danes, for giving a brilliant performance.
James Cameron’s mega-hit about a rich
aristocrat and a poor artist falling in love onboard a ship that eventually
strikes an iceberg and sinks, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the
Osman says: “The antagonist in this love
story is nature. You can see a lot of nature in Langit Cinta. “
The director also manages to prick our
emotion where we pine for the lovers to be together in the end.”
This touching tale stars Ryan Gosling
and Rachel McAdams under the direction of Nick Cassavetes. It’s about an elderly
man at a nursing home reading a romantic story from his notebook to a fellow
patient. His story centres on a poor country boy who falls in love with a rich
“What do you do when you remember every
detail of your love story, but your lover keeps forgetting everything?” Osman
“This is one love story that will touch
film, by renowned director Zhang Yimou, stars Gong Li in the lead as a young
woman named Songlian who hopes to find love and romance. Instead, she is forced
to be the fourth wife of a wealthy lord played by Ma Jingwu. She must then
learn to live under the strict rules of his household and compete for the
attention of the master from his other concubines. “Your heart really sympathises
with Songlian, and Gong Li really performed her role well,” Osman says.
Nonzee Nimibutr directs this Thai
horror-romance starring Intira Jaroenpura and Winai Kraibutr. The story is
about a man who goes to war, leaving behind his pregnant wife behind. When he
returns, he begins to notice something different about his wife and young
child, something which has gotten all the other villagers terrified.
“Even death cannot kill love,” Osman
“I really admire the way the director
incorporated romance and horror in the film.”