Syamsul Yusof: Mat Kilau has surpassed Hollywood films

Date Posted: 01 July 2022

The historic epic has surpassed RM23 mil
The historic epic has surpassed RM23 mil

1 Jul - "Mat Kilau Kebangkitan Pahlawan" continues to make waves, as it was revealed that it has now surpassed Hollywood films at the Malaysian box office.

The news was shared by director Syamsul Yusof, who took to Instagram to reveal that the film has now reached RM 23.3 million in just 7 days, the fastest epic Malay film to do so in history.

"Mat Kilau still managed to occupy the box office chart at number one, surpassing Hollywood films Minions, Jurassic World [Dominion], Elvis and Top Gun: Maverick," he wrote.

Syamsul Yusof direct
Syamsul Yusof directs "Mat Kilau Kebangkitan Pahlawan"

Syamsul Yusof direct "Mat Kilau Kebangkitan Pahlawan" Speaking about the success, Syamsul stated that he is most elated by audiences' reception to the movie, with many good reviews being posted on social media.

The movie, which stars Adi Putra, Beto Kusyairy, Fattah Amin, Yayan Ruhan and Johan As'ari among others, chronicles the struggle of Malay warrior Mat Kilau in his fight against the British in the late 19th century.

Behind the scenes
Behind the scenes
Writer: Heidi Hsia

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