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'Warkop Reborn 3' A rewarding effort to revive comedy legends

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 14 2019   /  02:47 am

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 money laundering ope...