DVD Ombak rindu

DVD Ombak rindu
DVD Ombak rindu

Run time: 125 min
Rating: 6.6
Genres: Drama | Romance
Director: Osman Ali
Writers: Osman Ali
Stars: Aaron Aziz, Maya Karin, Lisa Surihani
The story starts with Izzah, an orphan girl who lost both parents due to road accident. Thereafter, her uncle, Taha, took her in. Taha’s wife was not happy with Izzah’s presence and accused her of bring bad luck to the family. At the same time, Taha’s debts were unmanageable and he decided to sell Izzah to a nightclub owner. At the nightclub, Izzah befriended a client named Hariz. Hariz bought Izzah from the nightclub owner with a high price to take her out of that hell hole. Upon Izzah’s request, Hariz agreed to marry her, with the condition that everything must be kept secret. The presence of Mila Amylia, the daughter of Tan Sri Rashdan, a famous model and actress, eventually shook Izaah’s and Hariz’s happy marriage. Written by Asraf Hashim
Country: Malaysia
Release Date: 23 November 2011 (Malaysia)


  1. I would have to say that this film contains the common cliché that most Malay or Hindi films have. For that, the director is not to blame because this film is based on a novel. But the directors did a great job at choosing the right talent for the 2 main casts and that stops me from watching it half way.

    Aaron Aziz & Maya Karin did a wonderful job playing their roles. Their convincing and realistic acting makes me forget that the plot is similar to most Hindi films. Unfortunately, the rest of the casts are such a contrast that it can become comedic when its not supposed to be so.

    Another area I would like to compliment is the beautiful cinematography. The choice of scenic locations just adds on to enjoyment of this film. Unfortunately, the close-up cameras reminded me of the awful sinetron that my grandma loves to watch.

    Sorry but I cannot stop commenting until I get to mention about the most irritating part. What the hell is wrong with the soundtrack? First of, it is too loud!! And secondly, why the hell does the soundtrack keeps repeating itself? Why keeps repeating the same loud song over and over again? Why Why Why??

    This film is not without its flaws (and there are a lot of them especially the part where Izzah was about cry even before the news mentions her husband's name) but Aaron Aziz & Maya Karin performance is the reason why I am able to watch it the whole way through.

  2. For a long time since 2011 I keep this movie in my pc, this movie is too popular at that time and I wonder why, I'm not so into drama/romance so its sure took a long time for me to watch this movie. So exactly in the evening of 14 December of 2013 I watch this movie, finally. First, this is not a comedy movie but I'm laughing a lot along this movie. Why? I'm trying to stop watching this movie in the first 10 minutes because I found it really cliché, like everyday TV drama in Malaysia. But then, I just discover something new, something movie. The story is so good and unpredictable, usually I can guess what will happen next in malaysian TV show but this one, I surrender. It got a lot of awesome twist that I never wonder. I'm laughing just because it feel awkward to see something different in malaysian cinema. Although my country got a lot of bad movie every year, this one is worth for you all check out too. Maybe this movie is not suit for international audience because of its culture theme but every malaysian very love this movie.

  3. Anybody who does not mention the word RAPE when reviewing or talking about Ombak Rindu is either a) a chauvinistic man who subconsciously does not think that RAPE is a crime b)is an oxymoron c) didn't see the movie and is just lying his way through.

    Ombak Rindu is a story of a spineless woman tricked and sold off to a whore-house, gang raped, passed on to a regular client who rapes her again to whom she pleads not to leave her. She becomes his personal whore because she gets to live in a nice villa overlooking the sea. She is most disturbed only when the 'hero' and rapist gets a second wife. In Malaysia this is a box-office movie and people actually think nothing of the continuous RAPES but instead see it as heartbreakingly romantic. In essence it is a cinematic attempt to rehabilitate a rapist into a hero and in Malaysia, unfortunately it works. But that MUST NOT be permitted to be the case anywhere else in the world because it is a blatant glorification of RAPE, subjugation of women and all things Taliban. Horrifyingly, it was adapted from a book that to date has been reprinted 29 times due to the popularity of the film, written by a woman.

    It is also an attack on Islam because it portrays the imbecile victim, Izzah as a religious teacher of the Quran but one who does not even attempt to defend her dignity and flee as a real Muslim woman would have done. Instead, Izzah sits demurely waiting for her RAPIST pimp and would-be-polygamous husband at a bus-stop in broad daylight to come pick her up in his posh car after the first rape encounter to take her home and be his whore. She submits to zina (illegitimate sex) with not much resistance at all before he agrees to marry her.

    The locations are lovely. The cinematography is acceptable. The acting is POOR. Maya Karin, who was once a good actress shows not much emotional depth in this film but her standard cliché expressions.

    Bronte Parlare, an otherwise excellent actor is horribly amateurish especially in the opening scenes, which were terribly corny.

    Directors' heads must always roll first when there is poor acting. Given that Bronte Parlare was so bad, it just indicates that the director was a complete and absolute failure. Further proof of his total lack of skills in this movie is the glaring continuity errors such as when Hariz, the RAPIST is drenched by rain but when he goes into the whore house, he has towelled off.

    The biggest and absolute FAILURE of this movie is the screenplay, adapted by Mr. director extraordinaire. To portray a woman who has just been raped by a total stranger begging to follow him home is the most perverse form of Taliban literature and most audacious attempt in the world to justify RAPE – 'she asked for it'.

    This could well be the most revolting movie in terms of CONTENT and MESSAGE on the planet and I am not kidding you!

  4. Bad acting, bad script, bad directing, bad editing and generally bad everything. The only redeeming quality is that there are loads of unintentionally funny scenes due to the combination of the over-dramatic nature of the scene and bad acting + cheesy dialogue. We have the girl, Izzah who meets Harris in a brothel after a hilarious mix up when her uncle decides to sell her because that's how he rolls. Even after Harris says, he plans to buy her in order for sex, Izzah acknowledges all this as her fate and that God will somehow show her the way. Even after Harris attempts to rape her (keyword is RAPE) she still falls for him due to what I can only conclude to be by Stockholm Syndrome.

    Yes, Izzah and Harris fall in love with each other and get married. But all is not well when Harris' fiancée, Mila comes back from her studies overseas. And uh-oh Harris' mum, who is a cliché of all the Malay drama evil mums, naturally wants him to marry Mila for to 'jaga status'. It's just overridden by such cheesiness and overwhelming cliché, that the movie feels like a parody of love dramas.

    Watch if you need a good laugh. My sis, bro and dad enjoyed the comedic nature of the film (my mum left after 30 minutes) which we'll continue to remember until the next bad local movie comes out. Good as a comedy, bad as anything else.

    Btw, I'm Malay so don't come out with that crap that'I didn't understand the film'. Frankly, I was insulted.

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