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‘I was thrilled to watch Dhivehi film, INGILI. It’s a must-see.’ Those were the very words tweeted by Kayano from the popular local band Traphic Jam right after watching a preview of the movie. Kayano’s friend, Naaif who also watched the preview tweeted, ‘Breakaway from local movie stereotypes for sure. Thanks for the screening.’ The pleasure is all ours, I mean the producers.

Yesterday, the producers held a meeting with a very important person who helped the production in many ways. We discussed on premiering the movie in K. Gulhi, the very island where we had the shooting. The producers have decided to donate the ticket sales of the premiere night to the school fund of the island. This is the first time any Dhivehi film is doing such a thing. We thought we couldn’t have wrapped up INGILI (Finger) without the help of the youth of K. Gulhi. And this was the best we can do for them in return.

Director Ravee has started the color grading work of INGILI. He’s aided by CGI genius, Ahmed Shinan. Ravee is set to complete the task in ten days.

Meanwhile the shooting of music video Ingili by Traphic Jam is being planned together with the band. The music video will be featured in the end credits of the film.

As planned the new trailer of INGILI will be released on coming Friday on TVM’s Filmee Udhares. The trailer will be made available on both facebook pages of the program and the movie. And I will be uploading it on youtube and on this blog as well. So stay tuned.



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.



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…