KUALA LUMPUR – The film’ Kabali’ starring top Tamil movie actor, Rajinikanth is poised to be one of the top grossing movies in Malaysia having collected almost RM12 million in ticket sales during the first week of showing.
Co-producer of the film, Datuk Abdul Malik Dashtigeer said the movie, being screened at 498 cinemas nationwide since July 22, received extra-ordinary response with tickets sold-out at some of the cinemas.
“Kabali is certainly a mega hit movie in Malaysia with ticket sale of RM12 million as of today,” he told Bernama when contacted today.
Abdul Malik, who is also the owner of Malik Streams, said the amount did not include ticket sale for the Malay version of Kabali, which was only released for screening at certain cinemas since last Friday.
So far, the response for the Malay version of Kabali is good, he added.
Abdul Malik said the Malay version Kabali was being screened at 48 cinemas nationwide and would also be released in Indonesia, Thailand and China end of the month.
“Many local moviegoers like the Malay version as it gives them a different experience and this version also has a different ending,” he added.
Abdul Malik also said the ticket sales for the Tamil version Kabali worldwide had reached US$58.62 million (RM236 million), making it fastest grossing Tamil film so far.
In the film, superstar Rajinikanth, whose real name is Shivaji Rao, played the role of a gangster don in Malaysia named Kabaliswaran which is the title of the movie.
The film, directed by Pa. Ranjith of India, was filmed at several locations in Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur and Carey Island, and also starred local actors such as Datuk Rosyam Nor, Norman Hakim, Zack Taipan, as well as Winston Chao of Taiwan. – BERNAMA