Jakarta: Viu today announced the release of its first Viu Original film in Indonesia, “Kenapa Harus Bule.” With Putri Ayudya in the lead as Pipin, this film is set in Bali and is a comical satire about the search for the ideal “Bule,” a fascination for Pipin.
Myra Suraryo, Head of Marketing and Ad Sales Viu Indonesia explained, “Viu continues to invest in varied content formats to produce appealing Indonesian Originals, be it episodic series or films. Through our collaboration with local directors and creative teams, we provide the opportunity, mentorship and the platform to bring their creativity to audiences. We are very excited about Kenapa Harus Bule and we believe its strong message should connect with our Viuers.”
“Kenapa Harus Bule” is a collaboration between Viu and Kalyana Shira Films & Good Sheep Productions. It is directed by Andri Cung and produced by Nia Dinata. “Kenapa Harus Bule” is a unique story about how today’s modern Indonesian female can control her destiny, including selecting a life partner. The story is cleverly executed, full of witty situations and will make audiences laugh while thinking about the impact of the choices they make. In addition to Putri Ayudya, the prominent cast includes Cornelio Sunny, Michael Kho and Natalius Chendana.
“It has been while since I’ve watched a film that features a modern woman as the main character who is witty and strong-willed, despite the challenges she goes through in her life. The Pipin character here is so relatable that when Andri Cung came to me with the Kenapa Harus Bule idea, I was very excited. I invited Andri to meet Viu and let him pitch his story. The rest is history,” said Nia Dinata, the Producer of “Kenapa Harus Bule.”
“I want to inspire audience. This film tells the story of female empowerment and self-respect that I hope will inspire many women. I have modeled the main character on a real-life person I researched closely, so that I could capture the tiny details that would help audiences connect with Pipin. I am proud to work with Viu, the perfect partner that is as committed to the story as I am,” said Andri Cung, Director.
“Kenapa Harus Bule” will be showing in theaters starting on March 22, 2018. For more information about “Kenapa Harus Bule” can be found on Viu’s social handles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and www.dramabanget.com.