Mahdi Ahmed

Scripting waves of imagination from the sunny side of the Maldives.

Posts tagged ‘Trailer’


The second trailer of the upcoming film, Hahdhu was released tonight via the film’s Facebook page. Below is the link to the trailer.

This trailer unveils the outstanding supporting cast of the film starting with Arifa Ibrahim who plays a no-nonsense mother of the male protagonist, Ahmed Shiban. She opens the trailer with a catchy line, “Knock! Knock!”

The trailer then shows some new aerial shots, a shot of Mariyam Shakeela, Aminath Rishfa with a girl, Mohamed Rasheed before giving a small glimpse of an aggressive-looking Mariyam Haleem with a wooden mallet.

The trailer then shifts into a more melancholy mood with a distressing line from Fauziyya Hassan. The trailer then proceeds by showing a happy girl, a girl on a swing to the song, Thauba (Absolution). The trailer ends with Mariyam Azxza and the same tag line, what is your limit?

Not much of the story is revealed but gives depth and the quality of the supporting characters. Breathtaking cinematography by Kandi Vishan. Another well made trailer by Ahmed Sajid.

Hahdhu will be premiered on 06 September 2017. That’s 26 more days to go.


It’s crazy that my last post was three years ago.  There have been many reasons for my absence and the best excuse I could think of is that I was busy. More on that later since at the moment, right now, I am excited to share the first official trailer for the new movie in production which I wrote. It’s called Hahdhu. Translated into English, means Limit. I will get back with the details of this movie as I start posting hopefully on a regular basis. So, without further ado, the trailer. Enjoy.

This movie is slated to release on 06 September 2017.




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.



A brand new trailer of INGILI (Finger) is all set to be released on February 8th 2013 on TVM’s Filmee Udhares. This trailer will feature the promotional song, Ingili performed by Traphic Jam especially for the film. This song marks the band’s first song for any Dhivehi film. As for the new trailer, it looks terrific and is aimed at youth. I sincerely hope that this trailer will restore their faith in Dhivehi cinema. Fingers crossed.

In other news, the opening title sequence of INGILI was completed last night. CGI maestro, Ahmed Shinan was commissioned to do the task which director Ravee has already seen and concluded as simply awesome. I will get to see the sequence on Saturday.

Also staying with INGILI, producer Munavvaru and I will be having a meeting on Saturday with an important person who helped the production greatly to discuss the preparation of premiering INGILI. Most of the details are still under wraps so I won’t be talking much on this topic. But one thing I can reveal is this. A date has been set for the premiere. I will go more into the details once the date is made official with the release of the new trailer. What’s the point in talking about it afterwards, I guess.

I mentioned in my recent post, PILLOW TALK about my newest writing gig that was re-outlined with my wife, well, guess what? I have given it a working title as LOABEEGE AGU (Price of Love). Two days ago I have started rewriting it. I’ve already completed 18 scenes and the rewritten part looks rock solid than the draft.

Meanwhile the draft was based on a real incident which was witnessed by the producer who commissioned me to write it, the re-write has a similar plot but is based on an incident happened to a cousin of my wife. So the re-write is going to be very different. And oh that reminds me, I have a major scene to write. Please excuse me from this post, for now.