Love (2008 Indonesian film)

Love is a 2008 Indonesian anthology romance film directed by Kabir Bhatia as a remake of the 2006 film Cinta.[1][2][3][4] The film marked the last appearance of actor Sophan Sophiaan before his death in 2008.[5] Sophiaan appeared opposite his real-life wife, Widyawati.

Love 2008 film poster.jpg
Directed byKabir Bhatia
Written byTitien Wattimena
Produced byManoj Samtani
CinematographyEddy Michael S.
Music byErwin Gutawa
The Nature Producers
Distributed by13 Entertainment
Release date
  • 14 February 2008 (2008-02-14)
Running time
120 minutes


With Jakarta as the background, the film shares the stories of 5 different couples of various ages, social, and economic groups.


The project began filming in 2007, and was at first accused of being a copy of the 2003 British romantic comedy film Love Actually. Writer Titien Wattimena denied that it was a copy, and Christo Damar of 'The Nature Producers' stated that while Love began with the same basic precept, it was actually based upon the 2006 film Cinta, with perhaps a 10% similarity to its predecessor, and 90% being a different story as now set in Jakarta.[2] The composer Erwin Gutawa contributed to the film.


Awards and nominationsEdit

This movie won "Movie of the Year" at the Guardians e-Awards and nominated for "Favorite Film" at the Indonesian Movie Awards.

Year Awards Category Recipients Results
2008 Guardians e-Awards Movie of the Year[6] Love Won
Best Leading Actor[7] Surya Saputra Won
Best Leading Actress[8] Acha Septriasa Won
Best Supporting Actor[9] Sophan Sophiaan Won
Best Cinematography[10] Eddy Michael Santoso Won
Best Editing[11] Kabir Bhatia & Johan Bahar Won
2009 Indonesian Movie Awards Favorite Film Love Nominated
Best Actor Sophan Sophiaan Nominated
Best Actress Widyawati Nominated
Favorite Actor[12] Sophan Sophiaan Won
Favorite Actress Widyawati Nominated
Favorite Soundtrack Gita Gutawa – "Sempurna" (Love) Nominated


Ost. Love
Studio album by
LabelSony BMG Music Entertainment Indonesia

Ost. Love is a compilation album released in 2008 to accompany the film of the same title, Love. The soundtrack album has 9 songs. The hit song single Sempurna sung by Andra and The BackBone was recycling song by Gita Gutawa.

List SongEdit

  1. Sempurna (second version) - Gita Gutawa
  2. Anugerah Terindah Yang Pernah Ku Miliki - Sheila On 7
  3. Oo..Oo..Oo.. - Gigi
  4. Kasih Tak Sampai - Padi
  5. Scoring Love 2 - Erwin Gutawa
  6. Dua Hati Menjadi Satu - Gita Gutawa feat Dafi
  7. Ku Ingin Engkau - Vagetoz
  8. Sempurna (first version) - Gita Gutawa
  9. Scoring Love 1 - Gita Gutawa


Iskandar Liem of the Jakarta Post wote that the film might have seemed to simply be a remake of the earlier Cinta, using notable stars as a means of attracting money at the box office, but offered that "despite its flaws, [the film] proves to be an emotional reflection on affairs of the heart. Speaking toward the work of Sophan Sophiaan in the film, Liem wrote it was "refreshing to see senior thespian Sophan venturing outside his usual stern patriarchal roles with his touching portrayal of vulnerability." He acknowledged the work of Widyawati, Sophiaan's real-life wife, in her role as Lestari, writing "her character's generosity of spirit genuinely glows from her". He shared that of the cast, the work of Acha Septriasa was a "standout performance", writing "her performance is so fluid and organic, it's hard to believe this is the same grating actress who shamelessly turned on the waterworks in Love is Cinta". Liem concluded his review by summarizing "In spite of its flaws, Love still gave this jaded viewer a warm fuzzy feeling all over as the credits rolled".[1]


  1. ^ a b Liem, Iskandar (24 February 2008). "A love–hate relationship with Kabir Bhatia's latest offering". Jakarta Post. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Film 'Love' tidak Contek Film Luar Negeri". Inilah (in Indonesian). 7 February 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Laudya Chintya Bella Sayangi Anak Autis". Kapalagi (in Indonesian). 28 January 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
  4. ^ Laura, Lady Asther (9 January 2008). "Putus dari Irwansyah, Acha Septriasa Gaet Fauzi Baadilla". Kabar Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved 25 June 2010.
  5. ^ Liem, Iskandar (24 February 2008). "A love–hate relationship with Kabir Bhatia's latest offering". Jakarta Post. Retrieved 3 June 2008.
  6. ^ (in Indonesian) Love won Movie of the Year at 2008 Guardians e-Awards retrieved on 2008-08-17
  7. ^ (in Indonesian) Surya Saputra won Best Leading Actor (Love) at 2008 Guardians e-Awards retrieved on 2008-08-17
  8. ^ (in Indonesian) Acha Septriasa won Best Leading Actress (Love) at 2008 Guardians e-Awards retrieved on 2008-08-17
  9. ^ (in Indonesian) Sophan Sophiaan won Best Supporting Actor (Love) at 2008 Guardians e-Awards retrieved on 2008-08-17
  10. ^ (in Indonesian) Eddy Michael Santoso won Best Cinematography (Love) at 2008 Guardians e-Awards retrieved on 2008-08-17
  11. ^ (in Indonesian) Kabir Bhatia & Johan Bahar won Best Editing (Love) at 2008 Guardians e-Awards retrieved on 2008-08-17
  12. ^ (in Indonesian) Sophan Sophiaan won Favorite Actor (Love) at 2009 Indonesian Movie Awards retrieved on 2009-05-17

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