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'Dilan 1991' attracts 800,000 moviegoers on release day

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, March 1, 2019  /  04:31 pm

Romantic film Dilan 1991 has reportedly attracted 800,000 moviegoers on the first day of its release, setting a new record in Indonesian film.

The total included 80,000 movieogers on the film’s premiere date and 720,000 since the premiere.

According to tempo.co, the film is being screened at 791 theaters across Indonesia, which is also a new record for local films.

Read also: Sequel to 'Dilan 1990' to hit theaters in February

Starring Iqbaal Ramadhan and Vanesha Prescilla, the movie is a sequel to Dilan 1990. The film was adapted from Pidi Baiq’s novel, Dilan Bagian Kedua: Dia adalah Dilanku tahun 1991 (Dilan Part Two: He’s My Dilan in 1991), the second book in the series.

The film follows high school student Milea, who moves from Bandung to Jakarta and finds love with schoolmate Dilan. The first film, Dilan 1990, attracted over 6 million moviegoers, making it the country’s most popular film in 2018. (jes)

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