The wait of a 10-year long journey of creating Punjabi Cult Classic Film “The Legend of Maula Jatt” finally comes to an end after years of delay and legal battle since its first trailer release in 2018.
The Legend of Maula Jatt, directed by Bilal Lashari, who is best known for his directorial debut and box office smash Waar, is rumored to be the most expensive movie to have ever been produced in Pakistan. This powerful and epic hero origin narrative is a hard reboot of the 1979 cult film Maula Jatt, with a script by Bilal Lashari and lines by Nasir Adeeb.
It is his modern take on the long lost essence of Punjabi film and shared his insight behind the film during an interview: “This will be my take on gandasa films which are blamed for the death of Lollywood. I think the gandasa genre was a missed opportunity for Pakistani cinema, and what better choice to utilize it then by paying homage to the cult classic Maula Jatt”. The release date was officially announced by the director himself via his Instagram account.
The film is based on a classic rivalry between Maula Jatt and Noori Nath, played by Fawad Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi. The two-and-a-half-minute trailer was posted on its official account captioned “From times untold where legends are written in soil with blood, a hero is born. Maula Jatt, a fierce prizefighter with a tortured past seeks vengeance against his arch nemesis Noori Natt, the most feared warrior in the land of Punjab. Loyalties are challenged and families torn apart in this epic tale of truth, honor and justice.”
Recently, Mahira Khan, a well-known Pakistani actress, released a photo from the much anticipated movie The Legend of Maula Jatt of her character Mukkho Jatti, which received love from across the border by the Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan.
When Khan posted the image of the look on her Instagram, Roshan reacted and said, “Love it.”
The film features actors Fawad Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malik and Gohar Rasheed in lead roles.
It also stars prominent singers like Faris Shafi and Ali Azmat in vital roles.
The reboot Punjabi film is produced by Ammara Hikmat’s Encyclomedia and Lashari Films. The distribution will be done by Nadeem Mandviwalla under Mandviwalla Entertainment. “A 10-year journey of creating an impossible film will conclude this October in a cinema near you,” said the film director. Hikmat, the film producer added, “I hope this film proves to be one of those history-defining moments for South Asian cinema that it deserves.”
Are you excited to see Humsafar pair, Fawad Khan & Mahira Khan, together on-screen after so many years? We know we are!