Datuk Ah­mad Izham Omar speaks to TAHIR ALHAMZAH about the au­di­ence’s en­cour­ag­ing re­cep­tion to ‘J Revolusi’

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AC­TION flick J-Revolusi has recorded RM1.4 mil­lion at the box of­fice af­ter only three days of screen­ing.

Pro­duced by Grand Brilliance and In­fini­tus Pro­duc­tions, it pre­miered last Thurs­day.

“We’re ex­cited to see such a good re­sponse from movie­go­ers, mak­ing the risk we took when em­bark­ing on this project worth it,” said Prime­works Stu­dios chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Ah­mad Izham Omar yes­ter­day.

“We even hired a Hong Kong stunt di­rec­tor, who worked in the mar­tial arts movie Ip Man. He has also worked with stars like Aaron Kwok.

“It’s just the first week­end and we are ex­tremely grate­ful to all those who have watched the movie.”

Izham said the most fre­quently heard feed­back from the au­di­ence was about the cast’s act­ing.

“Movie­go­ers were im­pressed with Izara Aishah’s per­for­mance. Zul Arif­fin, who rose to promi­nence with his roles in ro­man­tic dra­mas, also took the au­di­ence by sur­prise.

Much of the comic re­lief came from Azad Jas­min, who de­lighted many.

“And Farid Kamil as the bad­die was also im­pres­sive,” he said.

Izham is hope­ful that J Revolusi has, in its small way, en­cour­aged peo­ple to re­turn to the cin­e­mas.

“I hope the movie will serve as an in­spi­ra­tion for oth­ers to pro­duce films that at­tract au­di­ences.

“I’ve been told that most of the au­di­ence en­joyed the fight scene be­tween Zul and Farid’s char­ac­ters.”

On a pos­si­ble se­quel, Izham said there were plans to make J

Revolusi a huge brand and a se­quel was def­i­nitely on the cards.

“In fact, prior to the movie’s re­lease, we were dis­cussing the pos­si­bil­ity of a TV se­ries spin-off. Ba­si­cally, we are think­ing of that as our next move, he said.

Izham also said that au­di­ences who had stayed till the cred­its would have no­ticed the name of Hong Kong su­per­star Andy Lau, who acted as the ad­viser for J Revolusi.

“J Revolusi is for ev­ery­one. It is not tar­geted at one par­tic­u­lar mar­ket seg­ment.”

J Revolusi is show­ing in more than 120 cin­e­mas na­tion­wide.


(From left) Farid Kamil, Zul Arif­fin and Izara Aishah at a ‘J Revolusi’ event in 1Utama last Satur­day.

Datuk Ah­mad Izham Omar

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