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The Legend of Maula Jatt Review; makes $6.78 million across the Globe

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The most anticipated Pakistani film of the last few years has become a worldwide blockbuster and roars across the Globe. The movie grosses a whopping $6.78 million (PKR 164.72 crore) in Global Box Office Collection in the first week of release.

The movie received rave reviews from the public and critics proving Bilal Lashari is Pakistan’s sole action genre maestro.

This entertainingly classic action film has epic amounts of throat-slashing, breathtaking landscapes, and a fair amount of fiction. Imagine Game of Thrones crossed with Gladiator. This remake of a cult favorite from 1979 is one of Pakistan’s highest-budget movies with a budget of around Rs. 45–55 crores ($2.06million-$2.52million).

This film narrates a well-known tale of familial retribution. A young Maula witnesses the murder of his parents by the rival tribe’s members. Maula is tenderly raised by a foster mother who prioritizes him over her biological son. However, he still can’t get rid of the nightmares from that gruesome night.

The prizefighter must eventually leave his regular arena, channel his repressed rage, and unleash his renowned ‘gandasa‘ on the tyrants. The motivation of personal retribution must give way to a just human search for justice. The film was released on October 13th and had its premiere the night before the release.

The Legend of Maula Jatt’s premiere night was a star-studded affair

Mahira Khan, Fawad Khan, Humaima Malick, and other actors attended the premiere of The Legend of Maula Jatt, which was held in Lahore the day before its release.

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While everyone wore understated prints in monotone colors, Mahira Khan stood out by wearing shimmery pink, drawing all eyes to her.

The Legend Of Maula Jatt Review Box Office Premier Mahira Khan

When Maula Jatt made his triumphant return to the big screen, he brought the love of his life with him. The pair was all grins at the occasion. While Sadaf looked stunning in a simple black satin silk gown, Fawad was dressed in a dark green kurta and waistcoat.

Meesha came to support her brother making his debut on the big screen, and like any genuine fan, she was also sporting a Maula Jatt pin on her clothing. The Faris Shafi and Meesha Shafi gave the evening all the Punjabi glitz it needed by standing out in their oversized statement glasses all night.

Along with others, Kubra Khan, Shafqat Cheema, and Mikaal Zulfiqar were present at the occasion.

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The Review

The crew produced a spectacle in the form of TLOMJ, which features stunning graphics, terrific performances, clap-worthy dialogue, well-developed characters, snappy editing, and great production value.

What Bilal Lashari, as the cinematographer, does well doesn’t work for the majority of Pakistani movies. It looks like a movie. Magnificence oozes from every frame. It is simple to compare this movie to any high-end Bollywood or Hollywood production.

It moves forward with a sequential storyline and only takes a few minutes to provide a background tale while addressing the topic—the passing of Maula’s parents, Rajjo’s kidnapping, and the birth of Daro. The production design was outstanding right from the opening scene. Everything from the palaces, the arena, the jail, and the village demonstrates how diligently Lashari and his group worked to perfect the details.

Fawad Khan is not his regular, adored, smart self, with his bulked-up appearance and hair mostly obscuring his face. His opening sequence has a gladiatorial feel to it as he turns ferocious with flair. He is paired with Mahira Khan, who plays his childhood sweetheart Mukkho.

The well-known on-screen romance falls flat, save for a scene where they sing together under the stars while perched atop a decaying Ferris wheel. The most entertaining characters are Hamza Ali Abbasi as Noori Natt and his villainous siblings Daaro Nattni (Humaima Malik) and Maakha Natt (Gohar Rasheed), who entertain with their deviant behavior.

Nasir Adeeb Sahab is a legend, and the dialogues are a testament to that. Fawad and Hamza both have razor-sharp, acidic lines that are thoroughly entertaining. The best scenes feature dialogues from the original movie.

Language is not a hurdle for people who do not have a strong grasp of Punjabi. The film uses a simple accent and subtitles to facilitate the viewers. There are no songs in it; instead, a single chant-like couplet is played to reflect the characters’ internal emotional struggle.

The background music draws attention in every scene and is eerily gorgeous. Instead of being forced with high-pitched shouts and screeches or swamped by theatrics (like in old Punjabi movies), the dialogue delivery is emphasized with a variety of tones and skillful choreography.

For this one, Bilal Lashari is deserving of all the praise and acclaim! In addition to being challenging to imagine, TLOMJ is also challenging to shoot. Every frame of the movie demonstrates why he took his time to create this film.

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Must Watch

The legend of Maula Jatt is a treat to watch with its stunning visuals, first-class performances and dialogue delivery, and well-developed storyline. The movie is a solid 4.5 stars out of 5 and a must watch.

Box Office Collection Worldwide

The Legend of Maula Jatt collected a whopping $3.6 million (PKR 80.08 Crores) in the first week of release across the Globe.

The Legend Of Maula Jatt Box Office Worldwide Grossing 1St Week

Public Reaction

The Legend of Maula Jatt, a retelling of the 1979 cult hit, has received mostly positive reviews. The much-anticipated movie finally came out on October 13th. The movie is doing well at the box office both domestically and internationally. The budget of this movie is said to be 45 to 55 crores. The movie made 9.3 crores (Rs 93 million), with 4.9 crores from domestic sales and Rs 4.4 crores from overseas. 

“Overall, the film is a treat. Felt so proud to see a Pakistani film that could compete with international cinema in every way. Definitely a paisa vasool Masala entertainer! Highly recommend watching it. I don’t speak Punjabi, but that made no difference. Go watch it ASAP!” wrote a user on Twitter.

The performances of these two top actors in Pakistan’s film industry have fans in awe. The Legend of Maula Jatt is credited with resurrecting Pakistani cinema and has established high standards.

The Legend of Maula Jatt Showtimes

In London, you can watch the film on Landmark cinemas platform.

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