At first Who would've thought that Malaysian pop singer Ah Niu's initial dream was to direct movies?
.....Playing a boy too shy to love in his directorial debut, "Ice Kacang Puppy Love" has all the star power to make this movie pop as it boasts an impressive lineup of Malaysian artists namely Lee Shinji, Gary Chaw, Victor Wong, Fish Leong, Eric Moo, Angela Chan and Yi Jet Qi. Although most of them are singers, Ah Niu and Victor Wong are the only ones contributing their vocal qualities to the film's soundtrack, which are quite pleasing to the ears.
ICE KACANG PUPPY LOVE is a profoundly emotional tale of puppy love, parental love, generation gap, truth and make-believe. Set in a unique small town of 1980's Malaysia, the story evolves between a nice but bashful boy- Botak and a brave and adventurous girl- Da Jia Yu.
A woman brings her daughter, Da Jia Yu, and runs away from her husband. They live in a small old town and stay at a friend's house. The son of the kopitiam tauke, Botak falls in love with this small little girl. In Botak's life, Da Jia Yu (or fighting fish) plays an important role. She accompanies Botak till they grow up. Botak secretly admires Da Jia Yu. Along the journey, he explores the meaning of true love, devotion and forgiveness.
Overall this movie was Great! I'll give it a 4.8 over 5
Reason? The movie was simple, and touching......A truly wonderful bittersweet film meant for all to enjoy..... I believe it does not only involves with puppy love, but also understand of growing up and choosing the right path, very impressed with this movie =)
I recommend everyone to watch this movie, at least see the areas of the historical buildings ^^