NKCTHI tells a story within the perspective of three children of Narendra’s family, namely Angkasa, Aurora, and Awan; it turns out that their names refer to astronomical objects in English, having Space, Aurora, and Cloud respectively. Along with their parents, they seemingly look like a typical, fine family. In fact, this family bears an undisclosed trauma kept by the father for the sake of treasuring each family member. Would they be prepared to learn the truth when the ticking bomb explodes?
Adapted from Marchella FP’s book and directed by Angga Dwimas Sasongko, NKCTHI had been long awaited since last year. So, what makes this movie is highly recommended for families? Let’s dissect it once and for all.
Three words above are clearly depicted in NKCTHI. These words illustrate the honesty and sincerity of the story’s premises made by Angga and represent people’s act of pouring their heart out, which is written down by Marchella FP in her book.
Real. This movie shows the reality of one’s life vividly, which can be seen from its synopsis, trailer, and web series prior to its premiere. Also, Angga puts this particular element thoroughly, without being staged and as authentic as it is.
Intimate. NKCTHI shows the reality that happens around us or that we’re facing. Perhaps, the story is the outcome of Angga’s contemplation and persuade us to think our lives through, particularly one about how family members share affection to each other
Relatable. It’s unsurprising if you hear words such as ‘failed’, ‘disappointed’, and ‘happy’ put together in this movie. Not trying to exaggerate, it seems like there’s no other movie that is this much meaningfully relatable.
Speaking of cinematography, you simply can’t underestimate Visinema, especially this movie whose shots taken are beautiful from different angles. Coupled with selection of colour and mood, everything becomes one just like the mainstay of Instagram figures’ photo preset.
Interestingly, every angle is taken as if to show how playful and prosperous creative industry is. The timing of soundtrack and musical instrument also spices things up, which can potentially make you cry excessively.
Many people relate to the issue, even ending up crying until the end of the movie. Yet, there are also those who succeed to hold their tears. It does not mean they are insensitive; if anything, this movie brings a whole new point of view on life. It’s totally relatable to our day-to-day life either as the first, middle, or last child as well as our constraints as parents to share love and affection within family.
NKCTHI is a nice package of many people’s relatability, sadness, and happiness—which is indeed what lays in our life. If you already watched this movie, you could tell the touching messages in this book are made into a scenario in the form of a complete story. Also, it would be way more extraordinary if you have read the book NKCTHI. The book contains the story with beautiful words. However, with various records available, NKCTHI is worth watching.
So, don’t forget to watch NKCTHI (if you haven’t) and bring along your family for better ambience ☺