Bilal Lashari created Maula Jatt by bringing the legendary hero of the east to life through cutting-edge filmmaking techniques of the west. The epic cinematic experience is set to release on Oct 13, 2022 uniting regional, linguistic and cultural domains through its blockbuster approach to storytelling. Lashari’s debut film, WAAR, single-handedly revived the Pakistani film industry breaking box office records in his home country. His film single-handedly expanded the scope of viewership and box office size in Pakistan by 6 folds. Film making as an art form was near extinction but the exemplary success of WAAR elevated Pakistani cinema and catapulted Lashari’s career receiving international acclaim.
When Bilal Lashari of Lashari Films and Ammara Hikmat of Encyclomedia joined hands in 2016, they set out to make history by creating The Legend of Maula Jatt. A project with the grandest aspirations, the team spared no expense in ensuring that world class quality production came to Pakistan. In order to reinvent Maula Jatt and his nemesis Noori Nath, Lashari envisioned an entirely new visual and thematic identity that is designed as a homage to the iconic film series that captivated audiences for nearly two decades. The Legend of Maula Jatt marks groundbreaking film production with the most successful Pakistani actors, never before seen imagery from the region shot entirely in the Punjab province, state-of-the-art visual effects and monumental production design. The film has the same VFX team that worked on Marvel movies such as Venom, Black Panther and Avengers. The action seen in the film has been worked on by the same stunt team as Hollywood’s Gladiator and 300.
The Legend of Maula Jatt (2022) will bring together the die-hard fans of the cult classic and create a new wave of fan following for generations to come. The promotional teaser of the film currently has +20M views on the official channel and more than +100M views on YouTube uploads. The official Theatrical Trailer dropped on 14th August and is getting a thunderous response from fans and movie critics alike.
Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap tweeted, “Finally the film I’ve loved so much and the film you really want to see, the trailer is out!”
Australian social worker and wife of cricketer Wasim Akram, Shaniera Akram tweeted, “Literally have goosebumps after watching the trailer for The Legend Of Maula Jatt. Insane acting, cinematography and costume. Thismovie is just in a different league, it’s going be huge! Happy Independence Day Pakistan, see we just keep getting better and better.”
Fawad Khan is playing Maula Jatt, audiences have been eagerly waiting for Fawad Khan to come back to cinema screens since his immense success in Bollywood. The nation’s darling Mahira Khan is playing Mukho, charming audiences with her spirited and lovable persona. Hamza Ali Abbasi, one of the biggest stars in the country, will be seen playing the iconic role of Noori Nath. The supportive roles in the film feature Gohar Rasheed, Ali Azamat, Faris Shafi and Humaima Malik. Audiences are ready to return to cinemas now that the pandemic is over, the time for rediscovering Pakistani cinema is here. Eight years in the making, The Legend Of Maula Jatt has raised the bar of filmmaking in the region and is set to propel South Asian cinema to a global stage.
Watch the official trailer for The Legend of Maula Jatt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEWqOAcYgpQ