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Farida Nugrahani
S. Sri Wahono
Ali Imron


Laskar Pelangi novel, ecranisation, literature reception, educative media, human relationships


Purpose: The purpose of this research is to describe the reception of the community about ecranisation of Laskar Pelangi novel and its function as educative media.

Methodology: This descriptive qualitative research was conducted by the literature reception synchronized approach. The research data was collected through the reference technique, content analysis, and in-depth interviewing. Data validation was checked through a triangulation source. Data analysis was performed by a synchronized analysis in literature reception and then analyzed by an inductive method, with interactive analysis model.

Results: The results of this research are first, the community has good reception about ecranisation of the best-seller Laskar Pelangi that being box office film. Generally, the community assumes that the beauty of the story in the novel can be well visualized through the image and dialogue of the character’s cast, although there is a slight change in storyline and characterizations. Secondly, Laskar Pelangi film is a product of a successful creative industry both at home and abroad.

Implications: Thus, the Laskar Pelangi film has functioned as an educative media for people to understand the value of human relationships with themselves, with others and environment, and with God, which is the moral value conveyed by the author. The education process is effective because the values are delivered through a means of beautiful, interesting, and touching stories.


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