Wiro Sableng movie: Young actors to keep an eye on
The Jakarta Post
Jakarta / Wed, September 12, 2018 / 07:03 am
Indonesian action-drama Wiro Sableng features four talented junior actors as the younger versions of Wira Saksana (later known as Wiro Sableng) and Suranyali (later known as Mahesa Birawa).
The character of Wiro Sableng involves three actors, as the film follows the life of the 212 warrior from when he was still named Wira Saksana until he grows into a young adult (played by Vino G. Bastian). The actors are Abirama Putra Andresta (Wira Saksana), Kian Santang (little Wiro) and Faris Fadjar (teen Wiro).
Despite his young age, Abirama is able to steal people’s hearts, especially in the scene where his parents are threatened by Mahesa Birawa (Yayan Ruhian) in Jatiwalu.
Meanwhile, both Kian and Faris have a background in silat martial arts, thanks to their parents. Kian is the son of Cece Hermawan, a member of the film’s choreography team, while Faris is the son of Cecep Arif Rahman, who also acts as the evil Bagaspati in the film.
Another child actor is Nuh Putra Damar Alam, who plays the young Suranyali. Having learned silat since he was 8 years old, Nuh is no stranger to acting. He took part in the 2014 film Pendekar Tongkat Emas (Golden Scepter Knight) as Gerhana.
Wiro Sableng is currently screened across Indonesia and has been viewed by more than 1 million people. (wir/wng)