I don’t think I am eligible to critique something that I don’t understand. However, from my humble point-of-view, it was an OK movie. The cinematography, the scenery, every character in those story, everything comes together in the end. Although many sighed and snickered as they came out of the cinema, Bunohan does left an impression on me, on how greedy can brings out the worst in anyone. My presumption was wrong unfortunately. I did think Bunohan as an action movie, which I shouldn’t, because it isn’t.
I prefer to think of it as a way to bring out something new in Malay cinematography, rather than stupid jokes and ghost stories. Songlap is a good example of that. I regret it so much that I didn’t able to at least go to the cinema and try to contribute something to an awesome movie like Songlap, however insignificant my contribution will be. Back to Bunohan. The movie will be purely in Kelatanese, and somehow in the middle of the movie, everyone sitting next to me starting to speak in Kelantanese.
All I'm trying to say it Bunohan is a good intention of bringing theatrical drama into Malay cinema. But will it work? I’ll leave that to you. Go and watch to find out.
p/s : that scruffy image of Faizal Hussein is really manly. I think I might fell in love with him. :)