Director’s dream film
While all the movies filmmaker Osman Ali had directed in the past were based on his own story ideas and scripts, he always wanted the challenge of directing a movie based on someone else’s story.
That dream has finally come true with his latest movie, Ombak Rindu, which is based on the bestselling novel of the similar title by Fauziah Ashari.
Osman, whose has directed films such as Cun, Anak Halal and Puaka Tebing Biru, co-wrote the screenplay for Ombak Rindu with scriptwriter Armantono.
Ombak Rindu is based on Izzah (Maya Karin), a simple kampung teacher who is sold to a brothel by her uncle. Her first customer is a rich playboy Harriz (Aaron Aziz) whom she begs to marry her and save her from her predicament.
Surprisingly, he agrees to her request and takes her to his house. As a matter of fact, this is the only good deed he has done in a long time.
Eventually, he falls in love with Izzah and decides to break off his engagement to his childhood friend Mila (Lisa Surhani).
But due to family pressure, he is forced to marry Mila. Thus begins a triangular love affair which entangles three lives in a myriad of emotions.