Friday, December 04, 2009
Papadom is papadom.... My Spy is My Spy. Two different movies, two different agendas.
A lot of people have asked me why my latest movie 'My Spy' is not like Papadom and my answer is simple, the niat for each film is different. 'Papadom' was a project which delved in a subject that is very close to my heart, but 'My Spy' is something i did for fun. I just wanted to have fun and transfer that feeling to the viewing audience.
One review actually hit the nail on its head when he said "Leave your brain at home and just enjoy the fun." My SPy is a romp. A journey into frivolous fun like the pink panther, airplane, hotshots, etc. if you are looking for some intellectual discourse and stimulation, My SPy is definitely NOT FOR YOU. this movie was a made with a more rural and sub urban folks in mind.
In truth, when i did 'my spy' i nearly lost faith in making movies in malaysia because the sad truth was, people just love mindless entertainment, That is why the biggest grossing movie in malaysia is a very unscary mindless ghost movie. SO when KRU asked me to do 'MY SPY' i agreed to make a go at making the best produced mindless comedy film in Malaysia. Hahaha....
Yes i am wierd and i love to try new things. I love U-Wei and Arwah Yasmin's work but when i started out i told myself that i wanted to make movies that people watched... So i set out to balance audience satisfaction and good story-telling. I know i cannot be like them because i have a different mindset. i can only be me. i do what makes me feel happy. To feed my curiosity i love to try new things.
So this is it. MY SPY at cinemas near you. chow !!!