Malang is a Malaysian word for “buddy” or “brother” and is often used in English to refer to people who have similar interests and are also close in age.
It was created by the Malang clan of Indonesian ethnic group, the Malangs, in the 1960s to refer exclusively to children of Indonesian immigrants, who were predominantly Malang.
Malang movies have been hugely popular in Indonesia since they were first shown in the 1970s.
A recent film by the film group, A-Team, starring Tom Cruise and his partner Katie Holmes, was the top-grossing film in Indonesia in 2019, grossing $4.8 million.
The film’s producer, James Wong, told the Associated Press that the movie’s popularity is because of its “beautiful narrative”.
“We want to encourage people to be like Malang because it has a beautiful narrative,” Wong said.
“It’s a story that’s very good and a story of a lot of love.”
Malangs tend to be a bit of a niche group in Indonesia.
They are usually portrayed as good-natured and kind, but they are also often viewed as having a darker side, according to Malang film scholar and author Rong Rongsang.
“Malang is the closest thing to a genre that’s really considered a genre in Indonesia,” Rong said.
“There’s this sort of dark element to Malangs and it’s not that they’re evil, but it’s there.”
The Malangs were a group of ethnic Malang people who arrived in Malaysia in the 18th century.
In the 1970 and 1980s, they were targeted by the Indonesian government for their perceived political beliefs and the subsequent repression they faced.
One of the most famous films about Malangs is Malangs movie, starring Cruise, and co-star Kate Holmes.
On Thursday, Malang was the second-highest-grossed film of 2019, behind only Titanic, which grossed $3.6 million in 2018.
Some Malang movies, like the A-team movie, were banned by the government in 2016 after it was shown in cinemas.
For more information on Malang, go to the AP’s website.