The local action thriller film “Air Force The Movie: Selagi Bernyawa“, which was released in theatres recently, is getting a positive response from its audiences and has grossed over RM13 million in a week.
The film is based on a civil war in fictional Namburi, where Paskau members must ensure the safe return of Malaysian humanitarian workers and journalists stationed there.
Expressing his gratitude for those who supported the local blockbuster, the film’s main actor, Datuk Adi Putra took to his Instagram account to celebrate the film’s success. “Allahuakbar, you guys are awesome! Thank you,” he wrote.
According to Kosmo, the film is presented by the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) together with five production companies namely Multimedia Entertainment, GSC, Astro, FXHammer Films, and SixFun Media.
Aside from Adi, Air Force The Movie: Selagi Bernyawa also stars Aiman Hakim Ridza, Nas-T, Sara Ali, Pablo Amirul, Johan As’ari, Luqman Hafidz, Anas Ridzuan, Iman Corinne, Jack Tan, Azira Syafinaz, Scha Alyahya, Carmen Soo and more.
Aside from the impressive box office takings, the epic movie directed by Zulkarnain Azhar and Frank See will also be screened in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
The movie’s producer Josiah Chieng also said that the success of the movie in breaking into the international market was an achievement to be proud of since it would indirectly raise the quality and profile of local productions in the eyes of the world.
Appreciating the military’s contribution
Since the film’s release, many organisations held the movie’s screening in conjunction with the Merdeka and Malaysia Day celebrations.
Among them were Christians for Peace and Harmony in Malaysia (CPHM), who organised a screening in Petaling Jaya for the veterans from the Persatuan Veteran Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (PVATM).
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Sempena Hari Kebangsaan Ke-65, kira-kira 100 orang penonton dari pelbagai bangsa dan agama telah menonton bersama tayangan ‘Air Force The Movie: Selagi Bernyawa’.
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CPHM spokesperson Jason Leong said the purpose of this screening is to celebrate diverse communities living together in friendship, peace and harmony in the nation.
In addition, he said this is to spread the message of peace and harmony in the nation, while appreciating the armed forces at the same time.
Also present at the screening were Pertubuhan IKRAM Malaysia and Allied Coordinating Committee of Islamic NGOs (ACCIN).