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Last night we concluded the test screening of INGILI (Finger). Our selected guests were veteran filmmaker Mohamed Hilmy from whom I have learnt a lot on making films, Mohamed Munthasir aka Munco who is a renowned theatre actor/writer/director/producer and finally Ahmed Shakeeb who is a film producer and owner of film studio, Movie Maldives.

After the show, Munco tweeted, ‘Attended a preview night of INGILI tonight, I enjoyed it and the effort was good. Like the flow and feel. Hope to watch it in theatres soon. Thanx for the invitation guys.’

Later Hilmy on his facebook status updated, ‘Last night I attended the preview of short film INGILI (finger) I would say it is a good gamble which will give confidence to new thinking & experimental films. I congratulate Ravi & Mahdi. Keep going, my best wishers are with you.’

On behalf of INGILI production team, our sincere gratitude goes to Hilmy, Munco and Shakeeb.

Based on the constructive feedback of last night, Ravee did few trimmings here and there this evening. The film looks better now, much better!

The shooting of Traphic Jam music video is getting a bit delayed due to their busy schedule. And if we can’t shoot it before 23rd of this month, then we have to wrap it up during the first week of March. The official premier of the film is scheduled for 9th March.

As promised, below is a link to the new trailer of INGILI aired on Filmy Udhares of TVM on 8th February 2013. Your comments are most welcomed.



Late yesterday evening, the three producers of INGILI (Finger) met with an entrepreneur at West Park to discuss if he was interested in the theatrical and DVD distribution of the film. Unlike any other meeting we have had so far, this meeting contained numerical figures and calculations, I mean lots of both. I think we must have had spent about 45 or more minutes with the calculators of our smart phones.

To be honest, at first I was lost, thanks to my impressive mathematic skills when I was in school. The teachers ran out of starts and gave me full moons. Anyway, after a lot of explanation, I did start to understand the mathematical work outs. We wrapped up the meeting with this entrepreneur showing strong signs of, well, drumrolls, taking up the distribution. Fingers crossed.

In this meeting we have also agreed to fast track INGILI for a February premiere. Yay! We do have an agreed date but it will be made official somewhere in early February. Finally! But before that, we still have so much work to do. Producer/ director Ravee will be coming up with a schedule to shoot the music video of the song aptly titled ‘INGILI’ performed especially for the film by Traphic Jam, the most popular heavy metal band in Maldives. This music video will be used in the end credits of the film.

A night ago, Ravee invited a popular music couple for a test screening of INGILI. Their feedback has really raised our spirits. They never expected the film to be entertaining. Both of them agreed the film never had a dull moment despite the story taking place in one location with just two actors. The husband who is both a good critique and an ardent Dhivehi film lover said that INGILI is the best Dhivehi film he has seen so far. Whoops! I’m getting lifted from my chair…