Fly by Night has been acclaimed as the best Malaysian film in years. But the crime thriller isn't doing as well as expected in cinemas at home. And this has had the film's run cut short, just seven days after its premiere.
The crime thriller is debut feature of Zahir Omar, an award-winning filmmaker who once worked with the late Yasmin Ahmad on Sepet. Zahir said the unexpected performance of the film won't stop him from making more films. "The run may have been short but we still have a chance to catch it on the big screen. Don't let this hinder us from doing more. Super proud of the actors cast and crew. They deserve a nod. Fly by Night shows that we can come together and be united in producing good films. We have to keep moving forward. I am looking forward to doing more."
Since the film's premiere on April 11, Malaysian viewers of the film have been raving about the dark, gritty tale of a group of petty criminals masquerading as taxi drivers, describing it as a step-up for the Malaysian film industry.