Kotak Warna: Heartstrings (Movie Review)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Heartstrings (Movie Review)

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Title: 넌 내게 반했어 / Neon Naege Banhaesseo / You’ve Fallen for Me

Chinese Title: 為我著迷
Also Known as: Falling in Love / Heartstrings
Previously known as: 페스티벌 / Festival
Genre: Romance, music
Episodes: 15 + 1 Special
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2011-June-29 to 2011-Aug-18
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Synopsis:


Lee Shin (Jung Yong-hwa) is a university student majoring in Western Music. He is also the vocalist and guitarist of a band "The Stupid." Shin is known for his good looks, cocky personality, and strong passion for music. Everyone sees him as a cold-hearted and distant person, but he has a soft side inside him hidden away. He lacks interest in anything unrelated to music and has neither dreams nor plans for the future. He initially likes Jung Yoon-soo (So Yi-hyun), a dance professor at the university, but this all changes when he meets Lee Gyu-won (Park Shin-hye).
Lee Gyu-won is a jolly, bright, and outgoing student who was born into a prestigious family and is majoring in Traditional Korean Music. She plays the gayageum. Gyu-won's grandfather, Lee Dong-jin (Shin Goo), is one of the top 3 traditional musicians of his age and his biggest wish is to see his granddaughter become a traditional music prodigy. Trying to live up to her grandfather's expectations, Gyu-won immerses herself in practice and becomes a university student who knows nothing much outside of her studies. As her friends are fans of "The Stupid," she was forced to go to the band's concert with them. There she saw Lee Shin performing live, and is immediately captivated by him.

Yeo Joon-hee (Kang Min-hyuk) is a bumbling, shy, and ever hungry boy who doesn't act his age. He has a childlike personality, is a shaggy idiot by day, and Stupid's lead drummer by night. During one of his shaggy phases, he comes across university princess and chairman's daughter, Han Hee-joo (Woori), who he immediately falls head over heels for, calling her his "Natasha." However, there are dark sides to Hee-joo's personality than his naïvete knows, and in the series, he fights between his ever-growing feelings for Hee-joo and helping his friends as she threatens their university lives.

When Gyu-won decides to join the performances for the upcoming 100th anniversary performance for the university, everyone sees her potential and talent, particularly Kim Suk-hyun (Song Chang-eui), a Broadway composer-turned-music director. Fearing that Gyu-won might outshine her daughter, Hee-joo's mother schemes with Im Tae-joon (Lee Jung-heon), one of the school's administrators; they plot to destroy Gyu-won's image to force her to quit the performance.
Cast:

Jung Yong Hwa as Lee Shin
Park Shin Hye as Lee Kyu Won
Song Chang Ui as Kim Suk Hyun
So Yi Hyun as Jung Yoon Soo
Woo Ri as Han Hee Joo
Kang Min Hyuk as Yeo Joon
Lee Hyun Jin as Hyun Ki Young
Im Se Mi as Cha Bo Woon

****
Serial drama korea ini sudah menarik perhatian saat melihat cover filmnya. Sebenarnya inti dari serial drama ini adalah kisah cinta antara Lee Kyu Won dan Lee Shin. Namun, dikemas dalam alur yang menarik. Di mana semua karakter yang berperan dalam cerita ini memiliki kisah tersendiri yang memperkaya jalan ceritanya.

Kisah ini dimulai dari Lee Shin, seorang mahasiswa dari Departemen Musik Barat, seorang vokalis band terkenal di kampus yang memiliki banyak penggemar. Lee Shin jatuh hati pada profesor Jung Yoon So. Lelaki muda itu mati-matian menarik perhatian sang professor. Sayangnya, kisah cintanya hanya bertepuk sebelah tangan karena sang professor masih mencintai Kim Suk Hyun. 

Perlahan perasaan Lee Shin berubah ketika bertemu Lee Kyu Won, seorang gadis dari departemen musik tradisional. Gadis itu mencairkan sikap dingin Lee shin yang selama ini dikenal menolak banyak wanita di kampusnya. Hubungan mereka sempat menimbulkan kehebohan.

Buat saya serial drama Heartstring ini lebih dari sekedar kisah cinta. Penambahan konflik-konflik membuat serial ini sangat menyenangkan untuk dinikmati. Serial ini memiliki karakter-karakter yang cukup menggemaskan dan didukung oleh aktor dan aktris Korea yang terkenal.

Karakter yang paling menggemaskan buat saya adalah Yeon Joon (Kang Min Hyuk) lelaki imut, suka makan dan terlihat agak tolol berubah menjadi lelaki tampan saat berada dibalik drummernya. Karakter Han Hee Joo yang menyebalkan juga membuat serial ini terasa hidup.

Satu adegan yang membuat saya menangis adalah ketika Lee Kyu Won menyerahkan peran utamanya kepada Han Hee Joo dan memilih untuk bernyanyi di belakang panggung. 

Dua kata untuk film ini: wajib ditonton kalau kalian penggemar serial korea yang ringan. OST cukup enak didengar telinga, apalagi dinyanyikan langsung oleh Yong Hwa

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