The Raid 2: The Politician's Son (Deleted Scene) - Temp Sound / No VFX
This sequence was intended to bridge the gap between Rama being given details about his undercover mission and to show how he ended up in prison.It was cut for pacing reasons (as all deleted scenes usually are) and also because we felt we already had dialogue that reinforced the reasons behind Rama's incarceration.The concept for the scene was to show Rama being introduced to a small organisation by a fellow undercover cop (played by Daniel Mananta) for the sole purpose of providing "insider" witnesses to the true target - the beatdown of the politicians son. Doing this earns Rama credibility and a reputation, it gets him into prison where word will spread and no one for a second would suspect that this psychopath who reacted so explosively is actually an undercover cop.We shot this sequence one night in T-Rexx Karaoke in Grand Indonesia, it took us 12 takes in order to execute the shot (a single take with a steadicam roaming the club). It was difficult letting go of it in the edit - but the issues that face shots like this are almost always due to the fact that seeing as it's an unbroken sequence you can't pick and choose or tighten the pacing. You go in with absolute conviction in the shot, but if the benefits of the scene don't outweigh the demands of the film overall - it becomes baggage.