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(File pix) Cast of Paskal, (from left) Hairul Azreen and Ammar Alfian. Pix by Nurul Shafina Jemenon

KUALA LUMPUR: Navy commando adventure Paskal is not only making waves around the country, it has also received honourable mention in the United States’ Internet Move Database (IMDb).

With its latest box office takings at RM26.1 million, Paskal, directed by Adrian Teh has become this year’s highest rated Malaysian movie on IMDb, according to a statement from its producer Astro Shaw today.

“Paskal The Movie is the highest rated Malaysian movie 2018 on IMDb. Thank you everyone for your strong and continued support. The spirit of our brave navy commandos will be remembered for all time. Keep voting for Paskal!”

Paskal received a rating of 8.4/10 on the movie database.

Screened in cinemas for a month now, it is a movie enjoyed by Malaysians from all walks of life.

Recently given the royal nod of approval by Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak, who viewed it in a special screening, it also attracted the attention of Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.

Paskal collected RM2 million on its opening night, RM7.5 million after four days and RM22 million in 18 days.

It is currently the third best selling local film after Munafik 2 (RM46 million) and Hantu Kak Limah (RM36 million).

Paskal, a joint production of Asian Tropical Films, Golden Screen Cinemas, Multimedia Entertainment, Granatum Ventures and Astro Shaw, depicts the story of the Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN) Pasukan Khas Laut (Navy Special Warfare Force) or Paskal, which was formed on Oct 1, 1982.

It focuses on the force’s anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden and the Sulu Sea, as well as its peacekeeping missions in Angola, and is based on the experiences of its commander, First Admiral Anuar Alias.

Paskal stars Hairul Azreen, Ammar Alfian, Taufiq Hanafi, Gambit Saifullah, Hafizul Kamal, G Theeban, Henley Hii, Nam Ron, Amerul Affendi, Datuk Eizlan Yusof, Tiger Chen, Steve Yap and Jasmine Suraya Chin.

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