I spent my friday afternoon resting and decided to watch this movie. It is called 'TANDA TANYA" or '?'. I was told by my sister about this movie and how this movie was banned as it involved sensitive issues. And i was surprised that i actually found it in Brunei and bought it few months ago. Only today i had the opportunity to watch it. My advise is to watch this movie with open heart and mind.
With its Indonesia's religious pluralism theme, the movie plot involves interactions of three families: one Buddhist, one Muslim, and one Catholic. TANDA TANYA stars Revalina Sayuthi Temat, Reza Rahadian, Agus Kuncoro, Endhita, Rio Dewanto, and Hengky Sulaeman. The movie is very intriguing, such as when it shows Muslim man Surya (Agus Kuncoro) participating in Easter festival and playing as Jesus, and when a banser of Nahdlatul Ulama saved a Catholic church from explosion.
The movie was directed by Hanung Bramantyo, portrays religious intolerance in Indonesia. Indonesia is the world's largest Muslim country, but i know it has very little tolerance when it comes to cultures, ethnics and religions.
I know i used to be in the "BLACK HOLE" where i could not sleep, i was questioning everything, i had fears etc. It was not a pleasant experience, it changed me till now. I may not find the answer trully but i know and by watching this movie i do know the anwer i was looking for in my '?'...
Few things i like about the movie:
1. This quotation (It was in Malay but translated it):
"People don't live alone in this world,
But they live in their own path,
Every person walks alone,
Walk, run and sometimes they stop,
All those paths are different,
But they lead to same destination,
Looking for the same thing and ask for the same purpose,
When he is getting close to the destination, he will realize,
That along the path he has taken, he will never be alone,
He always be together, with the thing he is looking for...
He is with his destination, GOD.... "
2. The three difference verses and philosophies:
- "ALLAH TIDAK MELARANG KAMU BERBUAT ADIL KEPADA ORANG KAFIR YANG TIDAK MEMUSUHIMU" - QURAN SURAH AL-MUMTAHANAH AYAT 8.
- "KASIHILAH SESAMAMU, SEPERTI KAMU MENGASIHI DIRIMU SENDIRI" - MATIUS 22 36 - 40.
- "CINTA SEJATI TIDAK PILIH KASIH, TIDAK BERSYARAT, TAK MELEKAT DAN SELALU INGIN BERBAGI PADA SESAMA" - BUDDHIST.
And watching this movie... i know violence cannot solve problems (I am not trying to be offensive here, i know many today used violence on the basis of using the word JIHAD.. i know not all are right!). All we need is to live together in peace despite the difference, it will make life better. I do not care what people said about this movie, i think it is great, eye opener and we should do more movie like this and not afraid of skeptism, protests from those old-minded people!