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The story starts with Izzah, an orphan girl who lost both parents due to road accident. Thereafter, her uncle, Taha, took her in. Taha's wife was not happy with Izzah's presence and accused... See full summary »



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The story starts with Izzah, an orphan girl who lost both parents due to road accident. Thereafter, her uncle, Taha, took her in. Taha's wife was not happy with Izzah's presence and accused her of bring bad luck to the family. At the same time, Taha's debts were unmanageable and he decided to sell Izzah to a nightclub owner. At the nightclub, Izzah befriended a client named Hariz. Hariz bought Izzah from the nightclub owner with a high price to take her out of that hell hole. Upon Izzah's request, Hariz agreed to marry her, with the condition that everything must be kept secret. The presence of Mila Amylia, the daughter of Tan Sri Rashdan, a famous model and actress, eventually shook Izaah's and Hariz's happy marriage. Written by Asraf Hashim

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Ombak Rindu: A criminal cinematic TRASH to justify RAPE
29 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Anybody who does not mention the word RAPE when reviewing or talking about Ombak Rindu is either a) a chauvinistic man who subconsciously does not think that RAPE is a crime b)is an oxymoron c) didn't see the movie and is just lying his way through.

Ombak Rindu is a story of a spineless woman tricked and sold off to a whore-house, gang raped, passed on to a regular client who rapes her again to whom she pleads not to leave her. She becomes his personal whore because she gets to live in a nice villa overlooking the sea. She is most disturbed only when the 'hero' and rapist gets a second wife. In Malaysia this is a box-office movie and people actually think nothing of the continuous RAPES but instead see it as heartbreakingly romantic. In essence it is a cinematic attempt to rehabilitate a rapist into a hero and in Malaysia, unfortunately it works. But that MUST NOT be permitted to be the case anywhere else in the world because it is a blatant glorification of RAPE, subjugation of women and all things Taliban. Horrifyingly, it was adapted from a book that to date has been reprinted 29 times due to the popularity of the film, written by a woman.

It is also an attack on Islam because it portrays the imbecile victim, Izzah as a religious teacher of the Quran but one who does not even attempt to defend her dignity and flee as a real Muslim woman would have done. Instead, Izzah sits demurely waiting for her RAPIST pimp and would-be-polygamous husband at a bus-stop in broad daylight to come pick her up in his posh car after the first rape encounter to take her home and be his whore. She submits to zina (illegitimate sex) with not much resistance at all before he agrees to marry her.

The locations are lovely. The cinematography is acceptable. The acting is POOR. Maya Karin, who was once a good actress shows not much emotional depth in this film but her standard cliché expressions.

Bronte Parlare, an otherwise excellent actor is horribly amateurish especially in the opening scenes, which were terribly corny.

Directors' heads must always roll first when there is poor acting. Given that Bronte Parlare was so bad, it just indicates that the director was a complete and absolute failure. Further proof of his total lack of skills in this movie is the glaring continuity errors such as when Hariz, the RAPIST is drenched by rain but when he goes into the whore house, he has towelled off.

The biggest and absolute FAILURE of this movie is the screenplay, adapted by Mr. director extraordinaire. To portray a woman who has just been raped by a total stranger begging to follow him home is the most perverse form of Taliban literature and most audacious attempt in the world to justify RAPE - 'she asked for it'.

This could well be the most revolting movie in terms of CONTENT and MESSAGE on the planet and I am not kidding you!

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