Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Maldives Film Industry


Few weeks back, i got a dhivehi drama CD from a friend of mine. It has been a long time since i watched a dhivehi drama. So i thought to watch it, hoping that a lot of improvements might have come to Maldivian film industry. I watched it and it sucks BIG time!!! I wasted 30 minutes from my time to watch it. Actors are more like puppets. no expression, no talent for acting and the dialogues comes as it is in the script. No feeling, nothing!!! There were times when i thought I was having a problem in my headphones. Coz i didnt hear a sound. There were no background music and dubbing wasn't done properly.

It's the same with dhivehi songs even, no good music, no nice songs, not even a nice video. A common scene in a dhivehi video is the couples running near the beach. Such a shame. Few days back I found out that we can watch TVM live from some website. I was watching this drama called "Just Friends". I have no words to say, but it was so boring. Background music is there for the sake of being there. No connection with what we see. There was this one scene when one actor and two actresses were playing water ball, when one of the actresses drown. Literally the water was just shallow water. The other thing is that they were staying so close, but it took the guy more than a minute to reach her. Finally he saved her drowning in shallow water. It gave me a flash back scene of the movie "Dhon hiyala aai Alifulhu". In the movie Hiyala and Ali Fulhu also jumps to shallow water and die. 20 years passed after that, but still we see no improvements in our film industry.

There was one ad of 'Alia' store or some place. That was the most stupid ad i ever saw. Displaying the girl and her beauty to market their products. I don't know how to describe it, but she was wearing some hardware rings, on her hand as bangles and nuts as rings. Decorating herself with all the hardwares in the shop and dancing. I was totally out of words. there are ways to do ads using girls. But I don't think this is the proper way.

Problem is, everyone wants to take two pills with one gulp. But few people are blessed with experience in different things. In their case, they are good at neither. Once they act in a drama and they are all prepared to be directors. No plots, no story, no sets, no feelings. This reminds me of a song done by Iraj, one of the most famous producers in Sri Lanka. He and Shaani released an album with Sinhala and Dhivehi songs. The first song, "Ey Hithaa" was a hit in Sri Lanka. And the video was cool too. Not like the ordinary dhivehi video songs. There is this songs with the title, "Raajje dhekilan aadhey". It's one nice song about Maldives. I'm really looking forward to see it's video. To Iraj and Shaani, I just want to say good work! To Maldives film industry, I can only say "Keep trying"!!!

7 comments:

appy said...

ohh!! looks like a good director is speakin here.. let me giv u n idea ingey y dont u come to maldives n direct one film n then go back to SL dho!!! tht way the Maldivians wud have a nice one to follow dho!! ;) hhehehe anyways nice post:D:D

.mini said...

totally agree with u dude

Fazeel said...

Ya ur very right.. Every body in our film Industry is entertaining them self only, they are not looking for any improvements. If they have tried our film industries could have reached far beyond we have expected. Sad thing is we still follow the same old books...

We are waiting for a miracle to happen...

XefroX said...

hehe..agree with u...i don't believe maldives have a film industry...but wud agree for the puppet industry...cheers

version said...

I agree with u..some directors are really fast...3 films in a month..cool!!!!!but no quality at all....some stupid stuffs on that..even video songs tooo,

shweeeeet! said...

i agree ingey
ekam there are nice dramas too, with quite good acting..
just frends is a shame
bunan oiy vaahaka akee adhi thi fenunee eyga ves oiy emme kadavaa ehchehsey..
dhivehi film industry does need to improve..true..ekam hama salhi lavathah ves hurey..

=)

nadhee said...

ehehe yeah you are right! It's been ages I haven't watched any dhivehi drama or film...so don't really know much to say..u know me dhoa :P