The Legend of Maula Jatt has created a frenzy all over social media. With famous celebrities like Fawad Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahira Khan and Gohar Rasheed, the movie will be screened in Pakistan on Eid-ul-Fitr 2020.
But one that that most have not brought up about the much anticipated film is, is it really for everyone?
The Violence and Gore
The movie has all the ingredients to become a cult classic and a commercial superhit, just like the previous films based on the property did. Presented by Geo Films, it has been written and directed by Bilal Lashari, who debuted his first film Waar in 2019.
Waar being the 7th highest grossing movie in Pakistan, it has created high expectations for Bilal Lashari’s Maula Jatt.
The film is a remake of an old classic Maula Jatt, which was released back in 1979. Produced by the talented Ammara Hikmat, the movie is set to release on Eid, almost 2 months from now.
The story of Maula Jatt is as familiar to Punjabi cinema goers as Heer Ranjha, stemming from the Urdu short story named Gandasa. The story circulated around a villager caught up in a society where loads of violence but also love prevails. While the older version of the movie catered to the rural Punjab, the remake has focused to cater to a larger mass.
The film transcends cultural and linguistic divides. A Sindhi will enjoy it as much as any Punjabi. The content will be very palatable to the new generation that in times to come will extend the immortality of the fictional characters, Maula And Noori.
Action movies are known to have a lot of gore, and therefore not suitable for children. The director of the film, Bilal Lashari, made it a point to send out a warning.
Parents might not find the film suitable for their kids because of the graphic nature of few scenes so I would strictly advise against bringing children to cinema. I would advise the faint-hearted and big babies to stay at home.
The excitement is real
While it took two years for the team to settle all legal entanglements, the wait is finally over. People took to social media to express their undeniable joy over what’s allegedly the most expensive film production in Pakistan.
— AHI (@aamnaisani) February 22, 2020
Bilal Lashari's Punjabi cult classic Maula Jatt has been years in the making, with all of us on the edge of our seats for its release. Finally it was announced last week that the film is ready to hit cinemas this year. pic.twitter.com/lJNQ1rRpJ8
— Salman Ahmed Sufi (@SalmanAhmed095) February 27, 2020
The press release on the movie has also created a big spur in the locals to go and watch this Pakistani marvel.
The movie aims to bring a contemporary take to the cult screen characters of Maula Jatt and Noori Nath. Said to be the country’s most expensive production to date, the movie is set to become not only a production marvel in Pakistani cinema but will take the fighting style unique to the east.
While some people have already made critical assumptions…
Maula Jatt trailer had cool visuals I guess (except for the extra frantic camera movements) but what I am struggling to understand is the time period it is set in. Is it going to be some ahistorical version of Punjab that seems suited to GOT-esque violence or what?
— Hamza (@wingsforus) December 21, 2018
Most of us can’t wait for the Legend of Maula Jatt. Gore or no gore. Have anything to add? Let us know!