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‘Milea: Suara dari Dilan’: Teen romance from a boy’s perspective

Paul Sutaryono

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, September 20, 2019  /  01:32 pm
‘Milea: Suara dari Dilan’: Teen romance from a boy’s perspective

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Bandung-based musician and author Pidi Baiq soared into the limelight in 2015, thanks to his two best-selling Dilan novels that center on the love story of teenagers Dilan and Milea in the 1990s. The two novels – which recount the events from Milea’s perspective – have been adapted onto the silver screen. Just like the novels, the movie adaptations became huge successes, with Dilan 1990 and Dilan 1991 topping Indonesia’s box office in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Seemingly riding on Dilan’s popularity, Pidi launched Milea, Suara dari Dilan (Milea: Voice of Dilan) earlier this year. It follows the same timeline of the previous novels but tells it from the perspective of Dilan – a rebellious high school boy who often gets into arguments with Milea over his involvement with a motorcycle gangster. Set in Bandung in West Java in the early 1990s, th...