Saturday, November 08, 2008

the verses of love

Ayat Ayat Cinta is a beautifully portrayed Islamic love story – a tale of a virtuous Muslim protagonist who overcomes all obstacles of life maintaining pure ideals. The wildly popular novel by Habiburrahman El-Shirazy, and now film, Ayat Ayat Cinta (Love Verses), tells the story of young handsome Fahri bin Abdullah Shiddiq (played by Fedi Nuril), an Indonesian student attending Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, who attracts beautiful young women left, right, and centre, four of them in fact.

Fedi Nuril as Fahri bin Abdillah is a poor, intelligent student who wins a scholarship to complete his graduate degree at Egypt's esteemed Al Azhar University. Very disciplined and dedicated by nature, Fahri embraces his life in Cairo, completing his studies and translation of religious books with full enthusiasm, exactly according to pre-determined targets. Only one goal is left unattempted: the pursuit of marriage.

For Fahri is innocent and pure, and doesn't believe in the concept of relationships prior to marriage. He is inarticulate and shy around women. All his life, only two women have been close to him – his mother and grandmother.

Life changes drastically in Egypt for he suddenly finds himself surrounded by four beautiful, distinctly different women.

Carissa Putri as Maria Girgis, a shy, open-minded Coptic neighbor who is attracted to the teachings of the Holy Quran, finds herself falling in love with Fahri (a fact she only reveals to her diary).

Melanie Putria as Nurul, a student at Al Azhar like Fahri, is the Muslim daughter of a renowned Indonesian cleric. Fahri feels unworthy of her and thus ignores his feelings for her, leaving her confused and guessing.

Zaskia Adya Mecca as Noura, an abused Egyptian neighbor, develops strong romantic feelings for Fahri, who in turn simply sympathizes with her situation. His romantic rejection destroys her and eventually leads to a false accusation of rape.

Rianti Cartwright as Aisha, a German Turkish student in Cairo haunts Fahri with her beautiful eyes. Following an incident on the metro where Fahri defends her against narrow minded bigoted Muslims, both immediately develop feelings for each other.

As the story unravels, the protagonist makes the audience face the daunting decisions he himself faces, and forces us to marvel at his undying loyalty to the true ideals of Islam as he ultimately makes the choice of a lifetime.

Credit to Wikipedia and


I love to watch heavy drama, comedy, spy movie like Bourne Identity and its sequels, Pirates of Carribean.…. U name it. And I love to watch love story too….
This particular movie from Indonesia, was shown in TV3 during the Hari Raya. Managed to watch it…. alone and really felt the ‘love’.
Ku menangis terseu-sedan I tell u. Keesokan pagi mata ku bengkak…
Mata Aisha memang sangat cantik...

Rock, rock juga, joker… joker juga but a woman is still a woman….hmmm

VP, u kena tengok nie...


Hamidah Mohamad said...

Wah..the storyline sounds interesting.I'll go for any movie that can make me cry hehe..So whom does he marry at the end? Nak bagi suspense yer. Nanti I nak cari DVD cerita ni. Thanks.

Sara said...
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Sara said...

MBC-I watched "AAC" few months before it shown on TV3.. lk what u did.. myself also bengkak mata. Then one day my colleague asked me.. do u want to sacrifice urself lk what Aishah did.. on d spot gak i replied "TIDAK.. sebab aku tak kuat semangat seperti Aishah.." hehehe

BTW.. my fav romance movie.. "The Holiday".. macam cute sgt kisah cinta diorang.. hv u seen it??

Desmond said...

Sounds interesting - bearing in mind that I only have TV1 and TV2 in Sri Aman. Can't get Astro as its a rented house. Banayak kerja if the houseowner suddenly decideds to get his house back. Not that I need it but I gotta get updated with who is the latest actors and actresses now. When I give speech in Sri Aman to students, names of older artises and stories tak laku ler.... they never even heard The Sound of Music or Little House in the Prarie... cakap ajer Miley Cyrus or Hanna Montana everyone jumps up!

One Other ... said...

... Siboh jak nanga movie tok agik. Dah cukup bagus dah review tok. Siap2 dgn hint ending gik ya. *killjoy* Hehe

Willie said...

I like romantic comedy

mama belian n cengal said...

kak midah,
kena tengok tau... highly recommended

kena carik la ...

we have to keep ourselves updated nowadays, not deeply but on surface pun cukuplah....

one other,
jangan mare...

me too