The Legend of Maula Jatt

The Legend of Maula Jatt is a Drama/Action Pakistani-Punjabi language action drama film directed and written by Bilal Lashari, produced by Ammara Hikmat[2] under production banner of Encyclomedia.[3] It is a remake of the 1979 cult classic Maula Jatt starring Fawad Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahira Khan and Humaima Malik.[4] The release date of the film was supposed to release on Eid al-Fitr, June 2019, but it was delayed for strategic reasons.[5]

The Legend of Maula Jatt
First look
Directed byMussab Lashari
Produced byAmmara Hikmat
Written byBilal Lashari, Nasir Adeeb
Screenplay byBilal Lashari
Based onCharacters
by Nasir Adeeb[1]
Starring
Music bySarmad Ghafoor
CinematographyBilal Lashari
Edited byBilal Lashari
Production
company
Encyclomedia
Lashari Films
Distributed byAAA Motion Pictures
CountryPakistan
LanguagePunjabi
Urdu

The Legend of Maula Jatt is set to release in China on the same day as in Pakistan,[6][7] and will be the most expensive Pakistani film to date.[8] It will release on 25 December 2019.

Synopsis

A Punjabi film that will be taking us back in time to tell the story of an epic rivalry that revolves around Noori Natt and Maula Jatt.

Cast

Production

Development

On 14 December 2013 in an interview with The Express Tribune, Bilal Lashari announced that he will be directing Maula Jatt and said: "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,[9] and what better choice to utilise it then by paying homage to the cult classic Maula Jatt."[10][11] To mould himself in the role, Hamza Ali Abbasi started training to work on muscle symmetry, proportion, endurance and cardiovascular health.[12] On 4 April 2014 Lashari announced that he had just finished the script of film and looking up for lead cast. He said, "Waar was appreciated for its stylistic elements, but was criticized for its script, which is why I want to spend more time on Maula Jatt's script." On 27 May, the cast was chosen and the shooting of film was started revealing that film will be in three languages; English, Urdu and Punjabi.

Casting and filming

The film cast was revealed individually by Hamza Ali Abbasi. On advice of Bilal Lashari, on 16 November 2016, Adnan Jaffar & Shamoon Abbasi were removed as a cast of the film after Asad Jamil Khan & Ammara Hikmat took over the project. In March 2015, director announced that he is about to start the film shooting initially from Lahore. He revealed that film's story will be all new unlike the first part but dialogues will be taken from 1979 film. On 8 January 2016 it was revealed that Fawad Khan will play the role of Maula Jatt opposite to Noori Nath played by Hamza Ali Abbasi.[13] The film is shot with the Red Epic W camera.

Marketing and release

First look title poster of film was revealed on 27 February 2015 on official Facebook page. The trailer is launched three years later, on 21 December 2018.[14]

Soundtrack

The Legend of Maula Jatt
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LanguageUrdu, Punjabi
LabelHum Films

The music of the film is composed by Sarmad Ghafoor.

See also

References

  1. "Maula Jatt writer Nasir Adeeb speaks about the remake". August 2018.
  2. "Rightful battle?: Bilal Lashari's Maula Jatt ready to roll". The Express Tribune. Hassan Ansari. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  3. "A multi-million dollar remake of Maula Jatt". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  4. "Who will share screen with Hamza Ali in Maula Jatt?". ARY News. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  5. Ammara Hikmat [@AmmaraHikmat] (30 April 2019). "The film has been delayed for a strategic reason, not any legal issue. The new release date will be announced very soon. Till then, please don't pay heed to any negative propaganda #TheLegendOfMaulaJatt" (Tweet). Retrieved 2 May 2019 via Twitter.
  6. Pakistani movie Maula Jatt scores day and date release in China
  7. Legend Maula Jatt
  8. Soomro, Mohsin (22 December 2018). "The legend of Maula Jatt Pakistans most expensive production with incredible art direction". New Pakistan.
  9. "Five Reasons Why "The Legend of Maula Jatt" is One to Look Out For". PakistaniCinema.net. 5 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  10. "Bilal Lashari's next project: A multi-million dollar remake of Maula Jatt". The Express Tribune. Rafay Mahmood. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  11. "Maula Jatt remake". Play Max. Usman Farooq. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  12. "No pain, no gain: creating our own Arnolds!". The Express Tribune. Humay Waseem. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  13. "Fawad Khan cast as Maula Jatt, Hamza Ali Abbasi as Noori Nath". The Express Tribune. Rafay Mahmood. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  14. The Legend of Maula Jatt Official Channel, The Legend of Maula Jatt (2019) - Official First Look Trailer, retrieved 21 December 2018
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