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Indonesia to welcome Malaysia shot "Kabali" with 300 screens

Writer: Florey DM


Rajinikanth stars in "Kabali".

21 Apr – It was previously reported that "Kabali" was to be dubbed into Bahasa Malaysia for the local audiences, and it was also planned to be dubbed into neighbouring country's Bahasa Indonesia if the market showed interest.

It seems like the interest has been overwhelming because "Kabali" is now set to open in 300 halls in Indonesia, which makes it the biggest movie screening in the country.

The news was revealed on Facebook by Dato Abdul Malik, owner of Malik Streams Corporation Sdn Bhd, which will be distributing the movie.

"I'm proud that our Malaysia's tourism spots / destinations and our Malaysian talents are going to be featured around the globe via the most awaited film, "Kabali"," Dato Abdul Malik enthused.


Dato Abdul Malik's (second from right) Malik Streams will be bringing "Kabali" to Malaysia
(Photo source: Dato Abdul Malik's Facebook).

The company will also be bringing the Rajinikanth-starrer to Malaysia, though it has yet to announce how many halls will be screening the crime drama.

Filmed mostly in Malaysia, local actors Datuk Rosyam Nor, Norman Hakim and Zack Taipan join lead Rajinikanth as part of the cast. The movie star is currently doing the dubbings for the movie, as revealed by director Pa Ranjith on Twitter.

Meanwhile, The News Minute reported that the first teaser for the movie is expected to be attached with upcoming Tamil sci-fi movie, "24".

It is also reported that producer Kalaipuli S Thanu plans to conduct the audio launch in Malaysia. Previously, another Rajinikanth-starrer, "Endhiran", also conducted its audio launch in the country.

Malik Streams recently distributed Tamil movie, "Theri", in more than 200 halls in Malaysia. The action movie managed to open at number three at the local weekend box office.

"Kabali" has yet to be given a release date but according to Behindwoods, the movie is slated for release in India on 3 June 2016, so it could be expected that it will open around the same time in other markets.

Cinema Online, 21 April 2016

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24 (Tamil) (06 May 2016)



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