The Legend of Maula Jatt Movie (2022) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

The Legend of Maula Jatt

October 13, 2022
2hr 33min
Status: released

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  • The Legend of Maula Jatt is an adaptation of the 1979 Lollywood cult classic film Maula Jatt.
  • It is based on the characters and stories by Nasir Adeeb.
  • The development of a Maula Jatt remake was announced in December 2013 by director Bilal Lashari who completed a script treatment for the film a year later. Asad Jamil Khan and Ammara Hikmat came on board as producers in November 2016, with Hamza Ali Abbasi and Fawad Khan signing on as lead actors.
  • Principal photography began in January 2017 and concluded in June 2019. The film was initially scheduled for theatrical release on multiple dates in 2019–2020 but kept getting delayed due to copyright-related issues and the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The film has been described as the most expensive film in Pakistan to date.
  • The film’s music score is composed by Sarmad Ghafoor.
  • The film is shot with the Red Epic W camera.
  • In 2017, Muhammad Sarwar Bhatti, the producer of the 1979 film Maula Jatt, filed a suit before the Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan tribunal seeking an injunctive order against the exhibition of The Legend of Maula Jatt.
  • On 9 February 2020, after a lengthy legal battle, a settlement was reached between the two parties. Bhatti was recognized as the exclusive copyright and trademark owner of the 1979 movie. However, he gave permission to the filmmakers of the new movie to use the content from his original work and agree to withdraw all other court petitions regarding its release.
  • A trailer for the film was released on 21 December 2018 and got a positive reaction from audiences.
  • The Legend of Maula Jatt premiered at Cue Cinemas in Lahore on October 12, 2022.
  • Initially, The Legend of Maula Jatt was scheduled to release in Eid ul-Fitr 2019. However, due to a copyright lawsuit filed by the producer of the 1979 movie, the release was postponed. A settlement was reached between the two parties in February 2020, after that the film was scheduled to be released in Pakistan and China simultaneously on Eid Al Fitr 2020 but was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • In July 2022, it was rumored that the film would be released on 30 September 2022. After multiple delays, it was officially announced that the film would be released on October 13, 2022. The film was released on 500 screens worldwide. The film received positive reviews from critics for its direction, performances, action sequences, and visual effects.
  • It has grossed $13.8 million worldwide, surpassing Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2’s entire theatrical run and breaking numerous box-office records, and became the highest-grossing Pakistani film of all time, as well as the highest-grossing Punjabi-language film of all time.
  • The producers announced that a sequel titled The Legend Of Maula Jatt: Chapter II is in development.