Opening with an undoubtedly fatal uppercut, the first official trailer for Sri Asih, which dropped today, all but confirmed what we’ve all expected from the titular super heroine: that she is going to be one heck of a fierce goddess.
Starring Pevita Pearce, Sri Asih is Indonesia’s answer to Wonder Woman and the second film from Jagat Sinema Bumilangit or the Bumilangit Cinematic Universe (BCU) since 2019’s Gundala.
Judging from the trailer, Sri Asih looks set to continue the underlying theme of class struggles explored in Gundala while our heroine comes to terms with her powers and destiny.
You can watch the trailer below.
Produced by Screenplay Bumilangit, the superhero flick is directed by Upi (My Stupid Boss 1 & 2, My Generation) with the screenplay written by herself and Joko Anwar. The latter, of course, wrote and directed Gundala. Sri Asih also stars Christine Hakim, Reza Rahadian, Jefri Nichol, Zack Lee, and Ario Bayu, among others.
Sri Asih is going to land in Indonesian theaters on Oct. 6.
According to the timeline of the comics, the Bumilangit Universe consists of four fictional superhero eras, namely Legenda (Legends), Jawara (Warriors), Patriot (Patriots), and Revolusi (Revolution). The seven films in the first volume of the BCU are from the Jawara and Patriot eras.
The Jawara era features warriors from the Nusantara (archipelago) kingdoms of the 13th-15th centuries, with its most prominent characters including Si Buta dari Gua Hantu and Mandala.
The Patriot era is the time of present day superheroes, led by Gundala and Sri Asih — the latter considered the first superhero in Indonesia ever with the inaugural edition of her comic being released in 1954.