Saw the musical last nite. You know, the one with lotsa rempits and cars, and drift scenes tu lah(atas pentas, mind you. with real cars!!!). And of coz, the one with Encik ZHM. Went with a bunch of friends, since he said "no limit". Turned out, sangatlah ramai manusia memenuhi IB. If it wasn't for the chance encounter with my atuk sedara (read: my grandfather's brother. I kid you not!) who was there with my 2nd cousins, we would prolly get some entah-mana-mana seats, 20batu dari pentas. Thanks to him, dapat decent seats, with good view of the stage (and of..ehem, you know who).
Masa mula-mula nampak banner teater tu some months back, I said to myself, "you have got to be kidding me??!!" I mean, the movie itself, I haven't seen. ZHM had an awful haircut in it, which I cannot get over. The rest of the casts, I can't be bothered with them. So I didn't watch. Dah lah review pun tak best. So when they decided to turn in into a musical, I was of course, very sceptical. VERY.
But hey, ZHM plays lead! (in the movie, he played the villain) How can I resist??
I must say this. It exceeds my expectation. Seriously. The sets, the ensemble, the idea, the songs, I wasn't expecting it to be, well...that. Before datang, I braced myself for some really cheesy, corny theater. Yang buat orang macam cringe-cringe nak tgk. But no. That feeling didn't come. The idea they presented was good. The songs, I like the mixture of genres used. The acting needs some polishing tho. Some characters were really memorable. Like Asmida (played by Dina) and Amran (played by, tak sure siapa tapi suara dia sedap!), the pasangan rempit paling tegar of the year. Overall, it was good. Tapi since last nite was the premier and ZHM said, itu baru 70% je, kalau nk tengak full, kena dtg lagi next week. Sets pun ada lagi belum siap. So let's give them a break. Ada full 5 days to the opening night, they would have ample time to polish on that. Maka saya minta maaf kerana for making presumptions that it would be, well...bad. Haha. I should have known better. Kalau Encik ZHM ada, mestilah best! Eceh.
They had a bunch of sponsors, and you'll be constantly reminded of that thru out the theater. Melampau-lampau banyak oke. Ouh, but I love the Adidas bag ZHM wore! (sebab it looked almost like the one I have! hahaha)
The actor who was supposed to play DK pulled out in the last minute, leaving ZHM (who's also the asst. director AND the art director) to take over. Talk about multi tasking! Tapi kan, saya tak boleh bayangkan watak itu di tangan orang lain. He pulled it off perfectly! (Ok, saya tahu, saya bias.) Tapi seriyes dia sangat mencairkan hati (kan Shera, kan??) I believe when the review comes out, ppl will be raving (again) about his acting skills.
After the show, we lingered for a while coz I wanted to say hi to him, and the rest wanted to meet him. Shera dengan tidak sabar telah went running after him for a quick snapshot, and told him that she came with me, and he actually looked around carik saya! "Mana?? Mana??" (Shera lah cerita). Haish. Berbunga-bunga hati saya mendengarnya, awak.
And when I did get to see him afterwards, I realized, even after all these years, he still managed to turn my insides to jelly just by calling out my name. And when he smiles. Terus otak berhenti berfungsi dan terlupa menghantar signal ke organ2 dalam untuk terus bertugas. Which doesn't really matter coz all the organs dah turn to jelly kan. Satu hal saja yang mampu saya lakukan di saat-saat begitu. Giggle uncontrollably macam budak high school. Arghhhh! Tension! Had to mentally slap myself and drag myself to the cruel reality that he's married, with a kid!
I plan to watch this again next week. No surprise, I guess. Bak kata Nana, Semua orang tahu about my infatuation over this guy. Saya bertekad, the next time I see him, I would muster enough strength to not go ga-ga, and try to conjure a complete sentence. Not some 'percubaan untuk say something intelligent tapi terhenti ditengah-tengah sebab saya tengok mata dia dan saya lupa saya nak cakap apa tadi'. Tidak, itu tidak boleh terjadi lagi!
Farina, kau boleh!!!
Tapi awak comel lah ZHM. *pingsan 507x*