9th October, 2022: A special screening was held for ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ on the 7th of October at Cue Cinemas, Lahore, ahead of its release on 13th October.
Cinema exhibitors from all over Pakistan were in attendance at the screening and have acclaimed the movie as the ‘perfect blockbuster’ and have predicted it to have a huge box office opening.
Mr. Ashiq Ali, owner of Shabistan/Prince Cinema, Lahore, who was present at the screening said, “Interestingly, the original “Maula Jatt” was screened at our Shabistan cinema in 1979 and ran for a good 2 years over here. I had the opportunity of seeing “The Legend of Maula Jatt” and it is legitimately a great film. I loved the cast and it will prove to be another blockbuster by Bilal Lashari. It will satisfy the fans of the original and will even make new ones along the way. Although the plot is very dependent of that of the original, I found the film to be better than the original in almost every way!”
Haji Tariq of Taj Mahal, Cinema, Faisalabad reflected similar sentiments and said, “I think the makers have made an international standard film which is highly entertaining and will provide value of money to the audiences. I think, it is the most ambitious film to be made in Pakistan, ever. Each and every scene of the film reflects the hard work of the makers”.
The movie has been hailed ‘terrific in every way’ by cinema exhibitors as they went on to praise the film’s high-quality treatment.
According to Mr. Farrukh Rauf, owner of Capri Cinema, Karachi, “I was blown away! Nothing like this has been done in Pakistani cinema before. The film is terrific in every conceivable way. The action and sound design is crazy and intense. The story evolves and you are on the edge of your seat throughout the film. I was not prepared for how emotional it was too. The entire cast has performed very well, especially Fawad and Hamza. Being Karachi based, I had my doubts that the Punjabi language of the film might act as a hindrance for its business there. However, after seeing the film, I can safely say that it is not the case. I expect the film do great business at the box office.”
Chaudhary Atif Kareem, of Nagina Cinema, Faisalabad said, “The film is a profound cinematic experience. Bilal Lashari has done an outstanding job of conceiving the world of “Maul Jatt”. It is a film, which will be liked by the youth of Pakistan. My heartiest congratulations to the entire team.”
TLOMJ is Pakistan’s most expensive production to date and the filmmakers have focused on every little detail. Leveraging VFX expertise from global cinema production and an international stunt team to train the cast, the film has audiences brimming with anticipation for a movie that has established many “firsts” in the Pakistani cinema.
The Legend of Maula Jatt also boasts the biggest star cast for a Pakistani film including Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malick, Mirza Gohar Rasheed, Faris Shafi, Shafqat Cheema and Ali Azmat.
The film has been directed by Bilal Lashari, known for his directorial debut with ‘Waar’ and produced by Ammara Hikmat under the joint venture of Encyclomedia & Lashari Films in association with AAA Motion Pictures. The screenplay is by Bilal Lashari and the dialogues have been penned by the icon screenplay writer Nasir Adeeb.
The filmmakers have partnered with Geo Films as their presenting partner. The film will be locally distributed by Mandviwalla Entertainment and internationally by the MovieGoers Entertainment.