Remember the outstanding supporting characters Milly and Mamet from the Indonesian flick Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2?
They were friends of the main couple Cinta and Rangga (Dian Sastrowardoyo and Nicholas Saputra, respectively) in the 2016 film, which was a sequel to the 2002 monster hit Ada Apa Dengan Cinta?
Well, it turns out Milly and Mamet have their own story to tell, and it’s quite an entertaining one.
Actors Dennis Adhiswara and Sissy Priscillia reprise their roles as Milly and Mamet in the movie titled Milly & Mamet (Ini Bukan Cinta & Rangga).
It opens with the two finding a connection (by the roadside, no less), and getting married (which we see in the opening credit). The movie then follows their ups and downs as a married couple, with a baby.
Actor Dennis, who was in Kuala Lumpur for the film’s gala premiere recently, recalled how the movie came to be. “It was in 2016 … Sissy and I were at a film festival, and we posted a video of us going around town. It received a lot of likes. Then we got a WhatsApp message from the producer saying: ‘Milly & Mamet movie? Sounds interesting’.”
Sissy added: “It’s an honour to play this character again in a spin-off movie. With this, we get a chance to add on layers to our characters, Milly and Mamet.”
According to Dennis, there were a lot more room for exploration in making Mamet and Milly as husband and wife.
“The film shows the dynamics of a young couple, and how they tackle raising a family and finding fulfilment as individuals.”
Although Mamet is loving his life as a husband and father, he is getting a little frustrated where his career is concerned. He has to put his passion for cooking on hold so he can work at his father-in-law’s factory. But the problem worsens when his father-in-law doesn’t trust Mamet to do his job.
Meanwhile, Milly – now a fulltime housewife – is starting to miss her work life. All these start to take a toll on the couple’s happy life.
Thrown into the mix are a handful of minor characters, like the housekeeper (Arafah Rianti) and the factory workers (Bintang Emon, Dinda Kanyadewi, Ernest Prakasa) who have some of the film’s funniest lines.
Milly & Mamet, which was released in Indonesia late last year, reached one million viewers back home during its screening period. Dennis said: “I hope Malaysians will love this movie just as much.”
Milly & Mamet (Ini Bukan Cinta & Rangga) is now showing at cinemas nationwide.