KUALA LUMPUR: There’s certainly no shortage of Malay films and TV dramas on the big and small screens for fans to satisfy their craving for local content.
But not everyone is happy with what’s on offer it seems. Just ask award-winning actor Beto Kusyairy.
In a tweet on his official account recently, he voiced his frustration with the local film industry that apparently churns out the same old, tired, rambling and clichéd dramas.
The 37-year-old artiste, whose real name is Nurkusyairy Zakuan Osman, wrote: “No end to tales of love that transcend social strata and forced marriages in order to consolidate or save a business empire. How long are we going to just stagnate at this level? Or is this what the majority of the viewers really want?”
Beto, who has acted in a slew of productions such as “Bisik Pada Langit”, “Istanbul Aku Datang!”, “Juvana” and “Warkah Terakhir: Rosli Dhoby”, added that the scripts on offer always contained the same rehashed elements.
He further wrote: “Only the names of the characters and businesses are changed. Crazy boring. Overly sweet love stories that are so far off from reality. Do our lives merely revolve around these fictitious fables and tall tales? The crux of the matter is content. Content is king!
Beto’s post, which was retweeted close to 12,000 times and received over 7,000 likes, naturally elicited numerous comments from Netizens, as well as local celebrities, who seemed to agree with what he said.