Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan, popularly known for their 2014 drama humsafarreunited on the big screen in the period film, The Legend of Maula Jatt. The film is the most expensive Pakistani film till date and came to make Rs. 100 crores at the box office in the home country and amassed $13.8 million worldwide on 500 screens. While the film was not released in India due to the tumultuous relationship between the two countries, it will be released again in theaters internationally during the Eid 2023 celebrations.
The blockbuster starring Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan The Legend of Maula Jatt will be re-released in the UK, the United Arab Emirates and the US for Eid celebrations
According to a report by Variety, six months after the film’s theatrical release, The Legend of Maula Jatt it will relaunch “on 15 sites in the UK, seven sites in the US and two sites in the United Arab Emirates on April 21, in conjunction with the Eid holiday.”
Producer Ammara Hikmat said: “It’s hard to believe that The Legend of Maula Jatt is having a re-release months after its initial release, but I’m absolutely thrilled for audiences to rediscover the film. It is a testament to the enduring power of cinema to charm and captivate even in the face of the digital revolution.”
Bilal Lashari, the director of the film, is delighted with the relaunch. He said: “I am incredibly grateful for the love and support our film has received from fans around the world. It’s been an incredible journey and I’m thrilled that everyone gets another chance to experience the magic, heart and camaraderie that we poured into this epic story.”
Pranab Kapadia, founder of Moviegoers Entertainment and the overseas distributor added: “We are absolutely delighted to witness the unfolding story. there has never been [Pakistan] film re-released within six months of its original release. Thanks to the love of the public around the world and the support of our exhibition partners, The Legend of Maula Jatt continues to set box office records.”
The film is from the untold times where legends were written on the ground in blood, a hero is born. Maula Jatt, a fierce boxer with a tortured past, seeks revenge against his archenemy Noori Natt, the most feared warrior in the land of Punjab. Loyalties are tested and families are torn apart in this epic story of truth, honor and justice. The film is the biggest Pakistani film to date.
The Punjabi language film is a remake of the 1979 classic. maula jatt. It is produced by Ammara Hikmat’s Encyclomedia and Lashari Films. The film also stars Mirza Gohar Rasheed, Faris Shafi, Ali Azmat, Nayyer Ejaz, Shafqat Cheema, Raheela Agha, Zia Khan, and Saima Baloch. The film was released in theaters on October 13, 2022. Recently, Fawad Khan announced his upcoming money back guaranteed with former cricketer Wasim Akram, set to premiere on Eid 2023. Fawad Khan made his Bollywood debut in Khoobsurat opposite Sonam Kapoor in 2014. She then went on to star in kapoor and sons and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. He was most recently seen in the Karachi-themed special episode of the Disney+ Marvel series, mrs wonder starring Iman Vellani.
Meanwhile, Mahira Khan was last seen in a 2022 Pakistani action comedy film. Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad.
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