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Romance a la ‘Radio Galau FM’

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, September 23 2012   /  03:11 pm

A high school flick about finding love and getting lost in it.

Galau. This word may have become one of the most popular keywords in the country. It is a staple in daily conversation and shares a place on the walls of Facebook and Twitter timelines. Galau means a messy state of mind, resulting from confusion, restlessness or even insecurity. Teenagers, often seem to find themselves in such conditions, are the major users of the word.

The latest drama flick, Radio Galau FM, tried to capture the complicated, confusing and insecure experiences of young love.

Adapted from a novel with the same title written by Bernard Batubara, it is the latest addition to the long list of novel-inspired movies in the country. Some that reaped success on the silver screen with millions of viewers included Andrea Hirata’s Laskar Pelangi (Rainbow Troops) and Habiburrahman El Shirazy’s ...