02 December 2013
Ayat Ayat Cinta
Fedi Nuril as Fahri bin Abdillah is a student, who won the intelligent poor scholarship to complete a bachelor's degree at Egypt's esteemed Al Azhar University. Very disciplined and dedicated by nature, Fahri embraces his life in Cairo, completing his studies and translation of religious books with full enthusiasm, exactly according to pre-determined targets.
Only one goal is left unattempted: the pursuit of marriage.
For Fahri is innocent and pure, and do not believe in the concept of relationships prior to marriage. He is inarticulate and shy around women. Throughout his life, only two women have been close to her - her mother and grandmother.
Life changes drastically in Egypt for he suddenly finds himself surrounded by four beautiful, distinctly different women.
Carissa Putri as Maria Girgis, a, shy open-minded Coptic neighbors are interested in the teachings of the Quran, finds herself falling in love with Fahri (a fact she only reveals to her diary).
Melanie Putria as Nurul, a student at Al Azhar like Fahri, is the daughter of a famous Indonesian Muslim cleric. Fahri feels unworthy and thus ignores his feelings for her, leaving a confused and guessing.
Zaskia Adya Mecca as Noura, abused Egyptian neighbor, develops strong romantic feelings for Fahri, who in turn simply sympathizes with her situation. His romantic rejection destroys and eventually lead to false accusations of rape.
Rianti Cartwright as Aisha, a German-Turkish student in Cairo haunts Fahri with beautiful eyes. After an incident in the metro where Fahri defends against narrow minded bigoted Muslims, both immediately develop feelings for each other.
Ayat-Ayat Cinta originally planned to be released in theaters on December 19, 2007. However, the release date is always changing due to some problems, but eventually aired on February 28, 2008.
• In the novel, Mary has a sister named Yousef, while in the movie Mary is described as an only child.
• When Fahri was arrested and put in jail, he was imprisoned by respected scholars, Professor Abdul Rauf, Ismail, Hamada, and Rashed Marwan Hajj. However, in the film, Fahri was jailed with violent perpetrators have not been wise.
• At the end of the novel, America reporter Alicia returned to Egypt to visit Fahri as a new Muslim. However, in a movie, Alicia does not convert herself as a Muslim.
Director : Hanung Bramantyo
Manufactured : Dhamoo Punjabi, Manoj Punjabi
Posted : Habiburrahman El Shirazy, Retna Ginatri S. Noor, Salman Aristo
Starring : Fedi Nuril, Rianti Cartwright, Carissa Putri,
Melanie Putria, Zaskia Adya Mecca
Music : Tya Subiyakto
Editing : Sastha Sunu Distributed by MD Pictures
Release date (s) : February 28, 2008
Time : 130 minutes Country Indonesia
Languages : Indonesian, Arabic, English, German, Java