We are either classified as carnivores or herbivores or a bit of both. The first classification is us eating meat and the second is us eating plants or herbs or shrubs or need I to continue? Anyway, what if someone chews up the scenery? What are they called? I don’t have a word for them but I sure do know when someone does.

The upcoming Dhivehi film Hahdhu has completed shooting all the scenes of veteran actor Arifa Ibrahim.  Yesterday, I had the opportunity to see a rough edit of all of her scenes. And believe you me, what a treat it was.

When you cast veteran actors in supporting roles and put them in the mix of three youthful leading actors, they create an impact that is like a volcano that’s bursting already. They are so good, I mean not the volcano but the veterans, that I felt that even with lesser screen time they have, whenever their scenes are up, they steal the show. And when they are together with the leading actors in a scene, they make the latter shine as well.

Arifa plays an opportunistic mother of Ahmed Shiban whose dream doesn’t go further than Thiruvananthapuram. She delivered each line with sarcasm painted all over yet with humor that’s sublime. Her performance is so magical that I give all her scenes 5 out of 5 stars.

Watch her chew up the scenery on 06 September 2017. You will not regret it.


#recordbreakingmovie #whatisyourlimit #06September2017

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