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‘Warkop Reborn 3’: A rewarding effort of reviving comedy legends

Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Wed, September 11, 2019  /  04:06 pm
‘Warkop Reborn 3’: A rewarding effort of reviving comedy legends

New life: A scene from 'Warkop Reborn 3' shows Aliando Syarief as Dono, Adipati Dolken as Kasino, and Randy Danishta as Indro. (Falcon Pictures/-)

It probably was the best decision ever by Falcon Pictures to pass the baton of its Warkop DKI Reborn series to award-winning Rako Prijanto. The director, who is known for his previous works Sang Kiai (The Clerics, 2012), Bangkit! ( 2016 ), and Teman Tapi Menikah ( 2018 ), gave a new life – or its old soul, to be precise – to the latest installment of the series, which will hit theaters on Thursday. Warkop DKI Reborn 3 stands in stark contrast to its predecessors. While Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss 1 & 2 were adaptations of the old Warkop film, but with a time travel twist, Warkop Reborn 3 has a new plot but keeps the retro feel throughout its 100-minute running time. It follows the trio of Dono, Kasino and Indro, all of whom work as DJs at a small radio station before being scouted by a commander of the secret police. They are assigned to find evidence of a m...