CUAK: The Movie

By Elie - 5:30 AM

What's the first reaction you'd get when you hear of the word local? Local music, local movies? Basically you'd cringe or wave it off saying it's just another local thing that would never live up to your expectations of the amazing CGIs you could watch from Hollywood films. Heck, even a Singaporean film (Ah Boys To Men, anyone?) would fare better. That; quite shamelessly is my sentiments exactly.

The rojak of all rojak films.
Pic credits to: CUAK

I am however putting high hopes on the brand new homemade and grown movie, CUAK by Garang Films that will be aired in cinemas come this year end. Bearing the meaning of "Second Thoughts" in a modern day lingo, CUAK is a story of a man called Adam is who is about to be married to the love of his life, Brenda. But of course, no wedding comes easy especially when you throw in some friends with too many advices and crazy in-laws who comes in the way of things and you will get CUAK. And the coolest thing about this movie is that it is directed not just by 1 but 5 different directors; each with a story to tell and each with a style of their own.

5 different directors, 5 different styles and 1 big movie.
From L - R: Lim Benji, Shamaine Othman, Khairil M Bahar, Tony Pietra Arjuna and Manesh Nesataram

Thanks to Nuffnang, I got to watch a sneak peek to the part directed by Khairal M Bahar called The Bachelor Party. Although it was just a little part to this big film, I was fairly hooked. The idea of throwing in five different styles into one movie and being shot extremely distinctively from one another is really refreshing and it must have been quite a drag to the one who had to finally piece the puzzles together.

Producer of CUAK, Michael Chen takes the stage and explains a little of the movie to those who have no idea what it is.

Starring Ghafir Akbar and Dawn Cheong as Adam and Brenda respectively, CUAK has become quite a movie that I am majorly anticipating not just because of the storyline but also for the uniqueness in the shooting process. I mean, having one director to a film is tough enough, what more five in one house? I would understand, I've done shoots for classes and to be honest, the saying "too many cooks spoils the broth" applies very well in this section. 

They will be having 4 other sneak previews for those who would like to catch a little section of the movie but they wouldn't pick you if you've already been to 1 of them so that you don't get too much of a spoiler to the big release by the end of 2013. It's a good idea to hit up the "LIKE" button on their Facebook page here to see how you could head to any of the upcoming sneak previews if you're interested! In fact, don't hesitate. It will be a good watch, I promise you.

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