VIVA JKT48 Updates
JKT48 up and coming movie, Viva JKT48, has started shooting since Monday, 17-March-2014.
In a recent interview with the director by C&R Digital, Awi hinted a little bit about the movie synopsis and premise:
Miss Kejora (Cut Mini) has an evil plan to disband JKT48. She tries various things such as forming a new group, BKT48, and seized JKT48 theater.
“Today they started to shoot their first scene for the movie. (In this movie) They were abandoned. The theater name was changed into BKT48. They were confused. And the security guard they met everyday forbade them to enter (the theater),” told Awi.
The movie itself will be released on 4-August-2014 in five countries : Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, China (Including Hong Kong).
My Personal Take
It seems like they change the direction of the movie into a fantasy comedic one with Cut Mini on the list. While the short synopsis failed to pique any interest in me, it is worth a wait to see whether the movie can live up to its comedic category. A category that is very hard to shoot that even someone very apt in visual entertainment like Gareth Evans from The Raid franchise fame refuse to do due to its nature.
I personally don’t have any high expectation towards this movie after reading the synopsis, nor do I think this movie deserves to be the right representative of the selected JKT48 members capability in acting. But all in all, I think this is a good first step for the girls to delve into another aspect of entertainment. A good training ground for them.
Finger crossed, this will be a musical comedy with an everlasting impact like “Singin’ in the Rain” for at least the locals. Worst case scenario the movie will be like crap in terms of everything; I hope there will be one single scene that can hold a candle even just a little bit to the beautifully shot Gene Kelly’s dancing in “Singin’ in the Rain”. THAT will undoubtedly left a smile on my face when I go out of the movie theater door.