The Jakarta Post
The story of legendary Indonesian all-female band Dara Puspita will be made into a biopic planned to be released in 2020. (Dara Puspita Official Facebook Page/File)
The story of Dara Puspita, an Indonesian all-female band that was famous in the 1960s, is set to be made into a biopic by production house Falcon Pictures.
Falcon Pictures producer Frederica said she believed the Surabaya-based band's story deserved to be told on the big screen. “We think it’s important, especially because at that time they were the only Indonesian all-female band that performed in dozens of European cities,” Frederica told tempo.co.
Expected to be released in 2020, the production house is currently still conducting research. “Their story will be very inspiring,” said Frederica, who expressed optimism the film would set a new trend in the industry, which she said lacked films about local musicians.
The band has reportedly given consent for the adaptation. Drummer Titiek Hamzah also expressed hope the film would show the band's stories and struggles. "It needs to represent what a musician's journey is like," she said.
The journey of Dara Puspita began from the 1960s to the early 1970s. In 1965, they became the opening act for legendary band Koes Bersaudara under the name Irama Puspita. Among their popular tracks were “A Go Go”, “Burung Kakaktua” and “Tanah Airku”. (wir/wng)
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