The epic film managed to grab RM47 million in 11 days.
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In the local film industry, the man behind the film Mat Kilau Kebangkitan Pahlawan is not well known compared to other prolific producers.
However, fortune can change in the blink of an eye.
Suddenly, the name Abdul Rahman Mt Dali became famous after the movie was released in cinemas across the country, Singapore and Brunei on 23 June.
His company, named Studio Kembara, collected more than RM47 million to date.
Speaking to Berita Harian on the film’s extraordinary success Mat Kilau Kebangkitan Pahlawan, Abdul Rahman, also the Managing Director of Studio Kembara, expressed his gratitude.
When I started producing this film, I was confident it could get a record-breaking collection based on the quality we deliver. Although some have advised me not to produce films like this because it is difficult to get a response, apart from the high cost of making, I continue to have the desire.Abdul Rahman Mt Dali on Mat Kilau’s runaway success.
Inilah dia penerbit Mat Kilau, Hj Abdul Rahman Mt Dali. Jutawan ummah,pemilik Hospital Az Zahrah,Bangi.— SeminitNews (@seminitnews) June 28, 2022
Orang kaya yang laburkan RM8 juta untuk buat filem dakwah patriotik. Duit Allah bagi dia tak habis.
Dia guna pula untuk suntik rasa cinta & sayang pada agama,bangsa dan negara pic.twitter.com/0zSxBE7PWC
To appreciate the hard work of those involved in making this film, Abdul Rahman promised to share his bounty with them through bonuses.
At the same, he has plans to develop martial arts so that people can instil positive values in themselves.
Reaping The Harvest Of Hard Work
The film, directed by Syamsul Yusof, is set to surpass the box office record in 2018 which is RM48 million by Munafik 2 which is also his directorial work.
Dah macam tengok persembahan teater filem Mat Kilau. Bravo barisan pelakon. Fighting scene not boring. Scene setting and plot cerita kurang memuaskan..overall 6/10. Harap crew n pelakon dpt bonus meletup sbb collection juta juta— Joyah (@blueueofo) June 29, 2022
Mat Kilau also managed to outperform other international films that are currently shown in cinemas such as the animated film Minions: The Rise of Gru and Top Gun: Maverick.
The film drew favourable reviews for evoking the spirit of traditional Malay heroism among its viewers.
Some moviegoers even came to the cinema dressed like traditional Malay warriors.
Moviegoers also called for more films on the nation’s freedom fighters such as Tok Janggut and Rentap.
It is hoped that such historical films will serve as a platform for the younger generation to know and love the nation’s heritage.