‘Sri Asih’ release delayed by more than a month as director Upi seeks to polish movie

Pevita Pearce as Sri Asih. Screenshot from YouTube/CINEMA 21, Screenplay Bumilangit
Pevita Pearce as Sri Asih. Screenshot from YouTube/CINEMA 21, Screenplay Bumilangit

Indonesia’s hotly-anticipated superhero flick, Sri Asih, has been pushed back to Nov. 17 — more than a month later than its planned Oct. 6 release date.

The film’s director Upi (My Stupid Boss 1 & 2, My Generation) wrote a letter to fans apologizing for the delay, saying she needed the extra time to polish the film.

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“I could have released Sri Asih to the public on the initial release date, but the outcome wouldn’t have been perfect and that would be a betrayal to the crew and actors who have given their best,” she wrote.

Starring Pevita Pearce, Sri Asih is Indonesia’s answer to Wonder Woman and the second film from the Jagat Sinema Bumilangit or the Bumilangit Cinematic Universe (BCU) after 2019’s Gundala.

Sri Asih also stars Christine Hakim, Reza Rahadian, Jefri Nichol, Zack Lee, and Ario Bayu, among others.

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 being 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.

Related — Pevita Pearce is fierce in first trailer for ‘Sri Asih’

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