Sabtu Bersama Bapak, directed by Monty Tiwa and released on July 5, 2016, is a film that combines elements of family drama and comedy. The film is based on a novel titled ‘Sabtu Bersama Bapak’ by Adithya Mulya and was produced by Maxima Pictures. It received positive responses from audiences and was awarded as the favorite film at the Indonesian Movie Actors Awards in 2017.
The story revolves around Gunawan, a father who is diagnosed with cancer and has only one year left to live. To ensure his children have a father figure in their lives, Gunawan records videos with messages and advice for them. After Gunawan’s passing, his wife Itje takes on the responsibility of raising their children and continues to show them the recorded videos every Saturday.
As the children grow up, they become successful individuals due to the guidance and messages from their father. Satya works offshore in Denmark and has a beautiful wife and two children, while Cakra becomes a Deputy Director at a foreign bank. However, conflicts arise in their personal lives, with Satya facing issues in his marriage and Cakra struggling to find a life partner.
Meanwhile, their mother Itje keeps her own battle with breast cancer a secret. Eventually, Satya and Cakra discover their mother’s illness and feel remorseful for not being there for her.
Sabtu Bersama Bapak delivers powerful messages about fatherhood, family bonds, and the importance of cherishing moments with loved ones. The film might have a predictable storyline but it still manages to touch the hearts of the audience.
In conclusion, Sabtu Bersama Bapak is a heartfelt Indonesian family drama film that leaves a lasting impact on its viewers. It highlights the importance of cherishing time with family and loved ones, as well as the impact that a father’s guidance can have on his children’s lives.