Who wouldn’t have heard of the name A-NIU in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan?
He’s our multi layered artiste, sometimes actor (Ice Kacang Puppy Love), sometimes director (also Ice Kacang Puppy Love), but at the heart of it all he is also a consummate comedian-cum-singer with many lilting ballads depicting how rural folks woo their loved ones under his belt to share with you.
In this Chinese New Year romantic comedy directed by TAN BOON HUAT aptly called HUAT AH! HUAT AH! A-NIU plays an autistic village guy AH HUAT who is skilled in brewing delightful aromatic coffee. That would be his art in life.
During his free time, this kind-hearted soul romps with the kampung kids and daydreams of his fierce fishmonger girl friend.
His titular character sports a sad woebegone face throughout the film.
Maybe you would love to bundle him up and slap him all over.
Naturally you won’t, because his cute blur look bowls you over.
The production company is targeting at “AH HUAT! AN HUAT!” as an inspirational comedy crafted for audiences of all ages and races during the Chinese New Year period.
AH HUAT may not be as blur as you think as he still strives for success in the face of all odds. Yet he never shirks from his belief that honesty is the best policy in life.
His lady love in the movie is played by JOYCE CHENG, daughter of the late LYDIA SUM and Hong Kong actor ADAM CHENG.
JOYCE is, 26, is willing to stoop low to authenticate realism in her role to sport an ugly hairstyle, with thick eyebrows and even a ridiculous moustache in the film to earn our guffaws.
“HUAT AH! HUAT AH!” paints a rich, human portrait in an enjoyable way, of how there can be life before autism and after, given the necessary positive encouragement from family and friends, notwithstanding environmental factors.
This one is an entertaining family movie.
It instills in you family values and you’d like to leave the cinema contemplating a renewed life, specially this is the CHINESE NEW YEAR season.