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‘The Whale 2’ Becomes Iran Bestseller Movie

Saman Moqaddam’s ‘The Whale 2’ has become Iran’s highest grossing film of all time, grossing over 200 billion rilas (5.33 million).

Released in cinemas across Iran on May 10, the comedy reached the title in 85 days, and broke the record of ‘Patrol 2’, directed by Saeid Soheili, which had become the bestseller in the country with a total sale of 199 billion rials ($5.3 million) earlier this year, telegram channel of Cinema Daily reported.

‘The Whale 2’ is a sequel to Moqadam’s ‘The Whale’, a comedy released in 2015 and became the year’s second best-seller with a total sale of $2 million. It chronicled the story of Arjang (Reza Attaran) who is in love with Roya (Mahnaz Afshar) for a long time but due to some problems cannot marry her until the age of 50. The sequel shows some other life events of the two main characters in the same atmosphere.

Vishka Asayesh, Reza Naji and Ali Qorbanzadeh from ‘The Whale’ have reappeared in their roles in the sequel. Hesam Navab-Safavi, Sirous Gorjestani, Shahla Riahi, Katayoun Amir-Ebrahimi, Mohsen Qazi-Moradi and Asadollah Yekta are the new members of the cast.

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