Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2? (English: What's Up with Love? 2) is a 2016 Indonesian feature film directed by Riri Riza.It is the sequel to the 2002 cult classic romance Ada Apa dengan Cinta?. The film stars Dian Sastrowardoyo and Nicholas Saputra reprising their roles as Cinta and Rangga. The film takes place 14 years after the events of the first film and tells how Cinta and Rangga are dealing with their lives after their off screen break-up before finally meeting each other again as old unresolved sparks and feelings begin to emerge from both former lovers.
The film was made after LINE's promotional short film that features the cast of AADC got many people to ask Mira Lesmana and Riri Riza to create a feature length sequel for the beloved teen romance. As a result, the film was officially developed. The film ignores all the events in AADC? 2014, such as Cinta and Rangga both having different jobs than in the short, and despite actress Ladya Cheryl reprising her role in the short, she couldn't appear in the feature sequel and her character was written out as having died in this film.
Highly anticipated, the film was released on April 28, 2016 in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei Darussalam. The film was released to critical and commercial success. It surpassed the first film's total audiences and currently stands as the most watched Indonesian film of 2016, with over 3.5 million ticket sales. The film was also a success in Malaysia and Brunei.
Cinta (Dian Sastrowardoyo) is now the owner of a mini pop art cafe in Jakarta. She and her high school gang comforting Karmen (Adinia Wirasti), who is recovering from drug addiction. Milly (Sissy Priscillia) is married to the gang's formerly geek high school mate Mamet (Dennis Adhiswara) and is currently pregnant with their first child, while Maura (Titi Kamal) is married to Chris (Christian Sugiono) with 4 kids. Cinta announces that the ladies will go on a vacation to Jogjakarta and that she is engaged to her boyfriend Trian (Ario Bayu). Meanwhile, in New York City, Rangga (Nicholas Saputra) is the co-owner of a coffee shop when his step-sister, Sukma (Dimi Cindyastira), pays a visit to ask him to visit his estranged mother in Jogjakarta, but he refuses. He ultimately has a change of heart and decided to go there after his co-owner and friend Roberto (Chase Kuertz) convinced him that he should go back to Indonesia to tie up his loose ends.
Before the ladies go, they visit Alya's (Ladya Cheryl) grave, which is explained later in the film that she died in an accident in 2010. Rangga arrives in Jakarta to find that Cinta is no longer living in her old house, so he continues on to Jogja. In Jogja, while vacationing, Karmen and Milly sees Rangga on the road, and they tell Cinta about it. Cinta doesn't want to see him at first, but after an argument with Karmen, she decides to do so. It is revealed that they broke up in 2006. Cinta expresses her resentment towards him for gratuitously ending their relationship and that she only agreed to meet him because of her friends. Rangga explains that he broke up with her because of his academic and vocational struggles, and he thought that he couldn't make Cinta happy. However, they decide to end things in friendly terms. Cinta ended up spending the whole day with Rangga, forgetting her vacation schedule with her friends. Before parting ways, Cinta kisses Rangga, to the shock of both former lovers. Cinta then returns to Jakarta and Rangga pays his mother a visit.
Cinta can't get Rangga out of her head and before returning to New York, Rangga stop by in Jakarta and goes to Cinta's place. He admits that he want them to be more than friends again but she replied that the kiss meant nothing, leaving him furious. And so, Rangga left the cafe as Trian arrives on the cafe. Trian, noticing Cinta's changing behavior after the Jogja trip and seeing Rangga himself, confronts Cinta about Rangga, resulting in the end of the engagement. Rangga flies back to New York while Cinta has a near death experience on the freeway, but walked away with no injuries.
A month later, Rangga and Roberto gives their employee Donna (Lei-Lei Bavoil) a raise, and in gratitude she hugs him. At the same time, Cinta enters his cafe and then run away. Rangga explains the situation and Cinta laugh. They express their love for each other, and share a passionate kiss in the snowy Central Park, united at last. Before the credits, Rangga and Cinta seemingly holding their baby, until Mamet came and ask him for his and Milly's baby back.Dian Sastrowardoyo as Cinta
Nicholas Saputra as Rangga
Titi Kamal as Maura
Adinia Wirasti as Karmen
Sissy Priscillia as Milly
Dennis Adhiswara as Mamet
Ario Bayu as Trian
Dimi Cindyastra as Sukma
Chase Kuertz as Roberto
Lei-Lei Bavoil as Donna
In 2014, Japanese messenger application LINE released a promotional short film featuring the Ada Apa dengan Cinta? cast. The short tells the story of how Cinta and Rangga meet again after 12 years apart. After the release, the short became an immediate trending topic on Twitter and gained 2½ million viewers on YouTube in just 2 days. The short's successful release prompted many people to express their excitement for an actual full length sequel. This positive reception of the short proved that the 2002's cult classic teen romance remained popular in Indonesia. Finally, on March 2015, after months of speculations and rumours, Mira Lesmana the short's director and producer of Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? confirmed that a feature sequel was on the works. The sequel was confirmed to be released on April 28, 2016. While most of the cast were expected to return, it was announced on August 2015 that Ladya Cheryl, who portrays Cinta's best friend Alya in the first film, would not be returning for the sequel. Her character was originally written in the script, but, due to her absence, her character was written to be dead in the film.
Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? 2 broke the record with 200,000 ticket sales in cinemas on its first day, making it the most watched Indonesian film on its premiere day. On its fourth day, AADC? 2 was watched by over 1 million people, becoming the fastest Indonesian film to reach that milestone. As of 27 May 2016 AADC? 2 has been watched by over 3.5 million people, surpassing its predecessor, and is currently the most watched and successful Indonesian film of 2016.