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Playing Buya Hamka, Vino Bastian Uses Prosthetics to Get Resemblance
06 Juni 2023

TRIBUNNEWS.COM - The filming process for the film Buya Hamka, produced by Falcon Pictures and Starvision, has just finished.

This film, which tells the story of Buya Hamka, stars well-known artists across generations.

They include Vino Bastian, Mawar De Jongh, Dessy Ratnasari and Laudya Chintya Bella, Dony Damara.

There is also Reza Rahadian, Ayu Laksmi, Mathias Muchus, Wafda, Rey Bong, Anjasmara, Beby Tsabina, and many other artists.

After completing the shooting process, the film Buya Hamka released the first look photos.

Vino Bastian himself plays the young and old Buya Hamka characters. According to him, getting the role was quite a long process.

"I've had this role since 2017, but it's only now being realized due to problems with constraints and there have been several castings that I have received but I have to meet with others, whether they are suitable or not," he said.

The film, which was filmed in Egypt and Indonesia, presents a very different figure of Vino.

During filming, Vino used prosthetics to get a resemblance to Buya Hamka's figure.

"I have to do a make-up test again. Yes, face to face is difficult to match. But with help from make-up and prosthetics. Hopefully these prosthetics can also help. So the casting process is not just meeting and getting, but there are more tests. I've also been tested to read the Koran like that, yes, I think everything is to reach a higher level, so the effort is bigger, more, "explained Vino.

Vino's co-star, Laudya Chintya Bella, admitted that Buya Hamka's film would be a film that will be remembered forever.

"This film is very epic. This film is not only remembered for one or two years, but for posterity this film will still be around. This film is truly a historical film, “he said

Meanwhile, Desy Ratnasari, who plays the character Safiyah, admitted that she had difficulty with the Padang dialect that she had to do during filming.

“I definitely experienced language challenges in this film. But fortunately I was given 2 language coaches who would teach us the Padang dialect and language during shooting," he said.

The director of the Buya Hamka film, Fajar Bustomi, admitted that he was happy to be relieved after completing this film.

“Alhamdulillah, I am very happy that Buya Hamka's film has finally been completed. Many stories of the manufacturing process. The production process took approximately 65 shooting days, the longest film I have ever made during my career as a director, starting in 2015 with Starvision and when I joined Falcon 2018," he said.