Every time I go to the cinema and pay my money and sit down and watch a film go up on-screen, I want to feel that the people who made that film think it’s the best movie in the world, that they poured everything into it and they really love it. Whether or not I agree with what they’ve done, I want that effort there — I want that sincerity. And when you don’t feel it, that’s the only time I feel like I’m wasting my time at the movies.
And if you wonder why local Malay movies (or perhaps it's fair to say, most Malaysian productions) are so hated among certain sections of the population, well, there you go.
For the up-and-coming, young Malaysian film directors, let this be your motto.