The Legend of Maula Jatt is set to hit the big screens this Eid after days of speculation and delays, as confirmed by the producer.
The film is a joint collaboration between Ammara Hikmat and Bilal Lashari under the banner of Encyclomedia and Lashari films and is due to release in summer 2020.
Fawad Khan’s arrival has been much anticipated since his appearance in his first Pakistani film Khuda Kay Liye. The actor confirmed the news in a post online:
“This was the day all the blood, sweat and tears began. It was my first day of the shoot. Thought we’d share this with you as the adventure begins this Eid-Ul-Fitr.”
The film has long been expected to release as the biggest theatrical opening for Pakistani cinema ever due to numerous reasons.
Directed by Bilal Lashari, it is said to be one of the most expensive projects of the Pakistani film industry starring Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick and Hamza Ali Abbasi. The film also features prominent names in the Pakistani entertainment industry like Ali Azmat, Shafqat Cheema and Nayyer Ejaz.
Besides its spectacular cast, the film’s contemporary take on the characters of Maula Jatt and Noori Nath is also why the film is highly anticipated by fans.
Executive producer, Ammara Hikmat, had been hinting the release of the film on social media during speculation about it.
“It was a really ambitious project, so naturally we met a lot of challenges and the film took longer than we expected, to release. However, the film is in final stages of post production and will be in cinemas on Eid,” she said.
The screenplay of the film is by Bilal Lashari, dialogues are penned by the cult classic’s legendary writer Nasir Adeeb himself.