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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Urgent message to all Malaysian Film supporters! Please take note. Go see gubra! It is a breath of fresh air and it is provocative malaysian cinema!

Hi Gang, am very sorry sebab i tak dan nak buat blog entry about my misadventures in Los Angeles this is because Los dan Faun is starting this sunday, so i am busy the gila babas, but i have to do this little deed as it involves me in the long run. HELP US MAKE BETTER MALAYSIAN MOVIES. Help support GUBRA. Me and some kodoks went on the ninth and we resoundly agree it is a movie which has everything and overall a powerful provocative film experience. In short, i am confident that you have never seen what Yasmin has done in GUBRA, in any other Malaysian film. GO SEE IT TODAY. TOMMOROW MAY BE TOO LATE.

TAKEN FROM THE VISITOR's BLOG :

PHANTOM AUDIENCE AT GUBRA?
TO ALL WHO ARE GOING TO SEE GUBRA, PLEASE READ THIS:

As they say, "kuch kuch hota hai". Something, something, is happening. Yasmin wrote on her blog that several friends, including her producer Elyna, had gone to the cinema to buy tickets for Gubra but was told that the show they wanted was sold out. But their friends who had managed to get tickets for the same show went into the hall and found it half empty.

Now, this is extremely odd. Unless there were some massive coincidence, it wouldn't be that every single one of the booked tickets were uncollected.

Read about it here.

Yasmin found out later that someone has been making large bookings. She says:

"What's been happening is this. Someone, or some people, out there have been making false bookings in large numbers. However, only half the seats are available for bookings. which explains why the screenings are very often exactly only half full.

"I don't know what can be done about it, but that, it would seem, is what's been happening."

Strange, isn't it?

Anyway, no one wants to speculate, and certainly no one wants to make any accusations. But what we want is to make sure those who want to see the movie are able to do so.

So, here's my suggestion:

DON'T MAKE PHONE OR INTERNET BOOKINGS. GO STRAIGHT TO THE CINEPLEX COUNTER AND WAIT UNTIL HALF AN HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME. THIS IS WHEN THEY RELEASE THE UNCOLLECTED BOOKINGS. BUY YOUR TICKET THEN.

I think it should be alright to buy tickets at the last minute, because the first 10 minutes of showtime are usually ads and trailers.

So, here's hoping we are able to rectify the problem from now on.

Tell all your friends about this, SMS them, send emails, get the message through. Blog about it.

SPREAD THE WORD!

45 comments:

Adam said...

Ok Chip!! Berita akan disebarkan seluas-luasnya!!

zoejoe said...

yeah agree..gubra is really different compare to other typical malaysian muvie..

The Visitor said...

thanks, kodok dude!

more power to local films!

clashead said...

yo chip!
teman dah tengok gubra malam tadi 12/4/2006 pkl 9.00 pm nyer show..
mmg superb yeop!
memang bley wat kita ketawa terbahak-bahak n termenung panjang plak lepas tu..
memang best la..rugi kome kalo tak tengok..memang banyak provocative nyer..
hish..maleh nak citer panjang lagi la..
pegi la kome tengok ramai-ramai!
chiow..
p/s kome jangan terus kuar bila citer dah abis, tunggu sampai abis suma tulisan kredit tu..ader suprise untuk kome lepas tu..(",)

WLady said...

about the booking thingy..
mmg selalu buat camtu, klu tix dh abih booked..

on tuesday night (11/4)pun sama.. booking thru fon dh full, over the counter pun full.. then bila yg booking dh released, dpt tix, tgk² the cinema tu half full... i was confused...

anyways.. nice to see you again that day... :-)

Jepp said...

GUBRA is indeed a very good movie !!!!! wanna see it again !!!!!

oneanuar said...

superb.. like da final tagline "the lamp are differents, but the lights are same" :D jum memana yg blom tgk join nonton gubra, its inspirational!

vgmaya said...

It happend to me masa nak gi tengok Gubra kat MidValley.. nak beli tiket through counter tapi the girl said all seat dah fully booked tinggal yang seat kat depan2 saja tapi bila dah masuk dalam panggung tak penuhpun infact tak ramai orang langsung.... but the movie is besshhh gilers cumer tipah tertipu coz dah keluar masa kredit ditayangakn ... waaa ....

The Visitor said...

VGMaya and everyone else who have experienced this thing at the cinema, pls go to Yasmin's blog and write to the relevant newspaper reporters' emails. e need ppl to come forward.

http://yasminthestoryteller.blogspot.com

ontahsapo said...

Jangan tgk dekat TGV KLCC, sebab last scene dia tak tayang, lepas nama casting tu keluar, terus dia off and bukak lampu, suruh orang keluar, gua tgk hari selasa show 1.30 ptg, cinema 3,tunggu punya tunggu last2 kena halau keluar, try GSC or lain2...

gabrah said...

dorang kata kat filem lain mana nak dapat tengok bontot dan bilal pegang anjing....baik pulak LPFM kali ni ekk....
ni yang tak sabar nak tengok ni....

Anonymous said...

wah tak sabar ah nak tgk cerita ni

DewiSrikandi said...

good god..siapa punya kerja pergi buat mass booking tu?

adiba said...

i'm gonna go and see the movie today... like straight away after i submit this comment. can't wait!

Waterlily said...

watched it!! loved it!!! =) but the cinema wasn't full... not also half full... ashame to see Malay People wud prefer V for Vendetta than Gubra... =D anyway, Yasmin is on da rite track in movie making... no doubt at all...

liena said...

heya,

i booked the tickets for midnite show, 10th Apr at Midvalley.

When i got there, the crowd wuz ok la

went inside, filled with anticipation n hoped, really hoped that its as nice as sepet

totally wrong, it was way better...

n yasmin broke all the streotype n it was just nice...

worth every penny...

ooo, to all u guys, please la tunggu sampai all the credits habis, or else u'll be missin the most crucial part of the movie!!!

congrats yasmin, uncle pete, n bulat!!!

~*~LostSoul~*~ said...

oh man I miss it ... the last ending of Gubra ... will go see again this Saturday ...

yea ... got sum scamming shit happening bout the tickets ... typical malaysian =.=

Jalal said...

Hi there brudder,

FYI your movie pun kena cam tu gak when aku gi tengok BPC kat TGV 1 Utama ngan family aku. Aku booking online la 9 tickets for the whole family. But when aku pick the ticket masa tu tgk kat monitor ticketing guy tu penuh. Most of them online booking katanya la. Tp bila aku masuk panggung aku tgk separuh penuh aje. Seats sebelah kiri dan kanan mostly kosong tp masa ku tgk monitor tu penuh? So is there a conspiracy towards local movies? Is it?

Peace

Zul_Liverpool said...

erk.. mmg bestttt!!! bro afdlin.. kodokmu ini telah menapak ke blog abg afdlin buat kali ke 111.. erm.. siap kire lagi tuh.. erk.. chip kodokkk.. kodokmu ini dah pun hantar message kat harith menerusi myspace.. tak tau la nak buat macam mana.. i want to know if chip ade ape2 kerja atau apa2 je la yang boleh curse join?? really respect ur work.. email me @ curseshadow@yahoo.com

haji aidid said...

AKU tgk gubra 2 kali kat TGV KLCC ntah nape rase nak tgk gubra je huhuhuhu

mmg best gi lah tgk tapi kenape panggung cam kosong skit erk...

The Lost Butterfly said...

hi there,
ive watched gubra n im really glad ive watched it!!! two thumbs up!! love the movie (yup, went to TGV OU n x sampai quarter pun org dtg tgk!!!)sob sob sob..but afdlin..im still looking forward to watching your latest movie lost n found..got to know about it from Hans website...hehehe..love him!!!

Harimau Kumbang said...

memang best......

swan said...

pity to those people who abuses the cinema to sabotage other director's movie. They will not do it face to face so I call them coward. Cowards running around with their face in their hand and I hope one day they will stumble upon a big rock fell down hard, knock their head and end up blind. If they cannot except challenge then they should sit at home knitting!

We( the movie goers) just want YOU to know we are not ignorant. We know what's going on and we wont be defeated. We chose what we want to watch, when we want to watch it and that matters!

Dont underestimate the power of kodokians, we rule..

Anonymous said...

gubra setanding ngan bpc.. memang umph!

mafiaries said...

to those kodoks who have watched Gubra, spread the words, tell others to support new-age malaysian films.BPC, Sepet, BB, Rock(ni wa rasalah) and now Gubra.
For the revolution to happens, it takes courage and fight...Support all these visionary Directors: Afdlin, Yasmin (to name a few). Kalau kena tunggu depan panggung pun, bersabarlah.

Cip, good to see you again. Nanti wa nak jadik pak pacak Los dan Faun, yer..
**wink**

pyerudz said...

couldnt agree more with afdlin. GUBRA is a very good film. trust me on this. rugi kalau tak tengok. itu pun kalau korang rasa korang suka tengok filem, suka filem berkualiti, suka pembaharuan dalam filem-filem Melayu atau senang cerita, tengok GUBRA kalau korang nak rasa bangga jadi rakyat Malaysia.
Damn interesting!

p/s: nice to see you again chief kodok. boy, you really did quit smoking man! respect.

adiba said...

went to see gubra yesterday. my, what can i say?

gubra transcends beyond everything.
yasmin ahmad has got to be THE most expressive film maker in the whole nation.

ajememang said...

ooo mcm tu ke?... ish .. apa nie?.. mcm kes sabotaj jeee... Aku biasa beli tiket booking.. coz malas nak beratur...

tapi aku tak leh mcm org yg booking bebanyak tapi tak amik tiket tu... ish tak patut...

minggu depan aku baru bleh pegi tgk GUBRA...

babysyaza said...

oh god!! Gubra is totally different for other typical malay movie.

aku booking ticket thru internet TGV. alhamdulillah OK tapi memang la...separuh pun tak sampai dalam screen 1 tu, sedih betullah bile jadik camnih...

Anonymous said...

alo mr afdlin...

great man!!!memang tak rugi tgk byk kali...glad that our own local director can create such a great and fantastic film...like it and love it so much...susah nak tgk di mana audience2nye adalah cina,india n melayu tp tgk local film.
but its sad to see that not all local audience can accept this kind of film.
gubra open up our mind about life!!!

Anonymous said...

Alamak, belom pi tgk lagik ni,

sungguh ku teruja!

Kina said...

akan ku jejaki cinema itu...

dicelah celah kehidupan ku yang semakin menghimpit...

Tolongggg... gubra ku di dalam kebzan terlampau

Anonymous said...

We are not toilet cleaners’
P. Selvarani
April 15:
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KUALA LUMPUR: The producers of local comedy film Buli Balik may find themselves staring at a lawsuit for allegedly ridiculing flight stewardesses in the recent box-office hit.



The Malaysia Airlines Flight Attendants Association (MAFAA) has taken exception to a scene in the movie where an actress refers to stewardesses as “toilet cleaners’’.

The allegedly offensive scene shows a female patient waiting to see a psychiatrist, played by Harith Iskandar, remarking: “Orang ni, kalau sebutnya stewardess nak mengoratlah dan tulah... pencuci toilet aja diatas tu’’ (“This person, if you mention stewardess, he wants to tackle and such... only a toilet cleaner up there’’).

MAFAA secretary-general Ismail Nasamuddin A.W. Maxwell said it was unbecoming of the film’s producers and director, Afdlin Shauki, to belittle the profession of a flight attendant by equating it to that of a toilet cleaner.

“It is an insult to our profession. We are not toilet cleaners. The producers and director of the movie owe us a public apology for making such disparaging remarks about our profession,” said Ismail in a statement yesterday.

“They have cast a negative image of the profession and made our members unhappy and embarrassed.“

He said it was wrong to portray such a negative image of flight attendants as certain aspects of their job were on par with those of airline pilots especially when it came to the safety of passengers, adding that they had saved the lives of many passengers during emergencies in the past.

“Many cabin crew members now are highly educated

judd said...

waaa now that you mentioned it, i experienced exactly the same thing. but back then i the word "conspiracy" didn't cross my mind. i figured it's just a coincidence or somethin'.

conspiracy against Yasmin Ahmad's movies? very possible indeed.

the PEOPLE can help. that's us.

soleilina said...

you know what, up until today I still haven't got the chance the watch the flim i sooo want to watch! can you believe only ONE cinema is screening Gubra? and this cinema has a notorious reputation for being run down with poor maintenance. sigh... what's happening?

Zul_Liverpool said...

Comment to P.Selvarani

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Saya sebagai salah seorang penonton BULI BALIK langsung tidak merasakan yg babak stewardess sebagai seorang pencuci tandas adalah teruk.. we both know that these this is just the film, babak yang mengatakan "kiteorg cuci tandas je kat atas tuu..." sy rasakan langsung tidak menujukan kepada sesiapa..ianya lebih kepada komedi spontan.. watak tersebut hanya menunjukkan yang manusia punyai tekanan dan tekanan tersebut tidak hanya ditunjukkan secara terus.. kadangkala manusia menunjukkan yang dirinya tertekan dengan cara yang lain.. Jangan la disebabkan babak itu, isu besar timbul..Betul juga kata chip yang pencuci tandas tidak boleh dianggap hina, ianya juga dilakukan oleh ribuan manusia unuk mencari rezeki..semua rakyat malaysia punyai tandas di rumah mereka dan pastinya pernah mencuci tandas tersebut.. hina ke cuci tandas??so. buli balik hanya rekaan chip kodok kami.. tidak ada kene mengene dengan sesiapapun.. it is just film, afdlin just do it in real way.. we all love him.. he changed our film industry.. chip kodok.. kodokmu yang malang ini selalu bersamamu..

adibah1109 said...

Chip..

Time : 6.30pm
Venue :TGV KLCC
Date : April 15th, 2006 (its weekend.. hello!!!)

I was in Cinema 4 for Gubra, with my kuz and sis, surprisingly.. only about 75seats taken.. the rest were empty.. weekend tau..!!

*wonder...!!??!???!!

sekian laporan saya untuk hari ini


webekss

soleilina said...

Afdlin is right. GUBRA is THE movie to watch!
I finally got the chance to catch Gubra after lunch today and I have to agree with Adlin. Totally. it IS a must-see! I can strike all chords there are with this movie. For this movie really reflects a genuine Malaysia which depicts the reality and true happenings in all walks of life in this country. It really breathes every breath of Malaysia in every scene from every aspect with regard to our diversity of language, culture, belief and tradition. I think words alone will not do much justice to this movie. One has to watch it to know what I mean.
On another note, how many times have we come across non-Malays who actually pay to watch a malay movie? Well, I have never bothered to ask that question before since I had this impression that the only Malay movies non-Malays watch and appreciate are the P.Ramlee ones and not more than that. Can't blame them though. Even I think twice before choosing to watch another strereotypical malay flick.
But, while in the theatre, I thought I heard people talking softly in hokkien. Not giving much thought to it and dismissing it by telling myself that they might be of the same breed as me (as in of mixed parentage) I didn't give it much thought and sat back and continued listening to Orked screaming. LOL. But when the movie ended and I did a quick look-around of the theatre, I was very amazed to find the people sitting behind me were indeed Chinese. A bunch of them and they were still discussing the movie. LOL. And, there were two mat-sallehs with them too! Finally the stereotype is slowly being broken. Kudos to Yasmin Ahmad!

nikman said...

GUBRA BESSSTT!

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Anonymous said...

hi there, i was in kl over the weekend and caught gubra at times square. (about less than a quarter of the theatre was filled up).and it was a saturday!! at first i was thinking that "whats wrong with msians? dont they watch movies at cinemas?". then i realise some trailers like tipah tertipu the movie/musical or watever it is was showed before the movie started...no wonder.. it made sense. as opposed to something so amazingly made like GUBRA...yasmin ahmad rock my socks off!! oh yah.more films like gubra should be made to open up society's eyes.i dunno..ijust weep if more movies like sembilu 25 or tipah tertipu 7half is gonna be made really soon in the future.- sno from sg

nor_han said...

elo afdlin...
i went to see gubra. and darn it...it's near perfect. i have to say though that i very blur la about the final scene after credits...jason n orked. what's that really? a dream? or orked's dead too? or just to give the audience a lil hope? what is it? tell me!!arghh!!!

Pinvader said...

Thumbs up!!!

Anonymous said...

i was one of the person yang booked tickets through internet as early as possible so that we have secured a place in the cinema. mase tu still on the first week of screening. but not like others, i did pick all 12 tickets. but couldnt get one straight line sits as in the computer, banyak seats dah kene booked. so me and my frends decide kene pecah2 la duduk.
but when we were actually in the cinema, only 1/4 on the seats are occupied. and me and my friends manage to gets 2 rows of seats just for us. seriously. dapat la we all control the whole cinema with our gelaks yang mcm org gile. bole siyap borak2 lagi tu. (bukan borak kosong ye!).
so what actually happens? i'm still wondering till today.

i love reading your blog afdlin. so, nx project, xnak tengok teater musical lakonan nasya ke?? lantai t pinkie???

>marTIJO

Anonymous said...

Sapa dah baca artikel hasil tulis Faisal Tehrani "Gubra Yang Sesat Lagi Menyesatkan"?

if gubra is worth seeing then i am telling you guys this article is also worth a read..

there are some valid points brought forward like why, a 'bilal' boleh 'redha' dengan kehadiran pelacur2 sebagai jirannya? adakah ini tahap tolak ansur terlampau yg kita mahukan sangat?

And this piece really got me thinking..

"Iyalah, kita mahu percaya mereka
melacur kerana tiada pilihan lain. Tetapi sebagai sebuah naratif
yang bermula dengan Bismillahhirahmanirrahim kita dikejutkan kerana Bilal Li dan isterinya bersikap tak apa dengan kerja maksiat jiran itu. Bukan sahaja tidak menegah tetapi meraikannya.Kita faham sisi kemanusiaan yang ingin disogokkan tetapi fahami pula sisi kemanusiaan yang Islam tawarkan. Ada rangka dan konsepnya. Kenapa
merendahkan ayat Dengan Nama Allah Tuhan Yang Maha Pengasih dan
Penyayang ini?"

Apa sebenarnye msg yg tuan direktor pilem gubra cuba sampaikan? her own version of islam?

think about it.. better yet.. go read the full article of faisal tehrani.