The Legend of Maula Jatt Movies (2022):
The Legend of Maula Jatt is a Pakistani action drama film directed and written by Bilal Lashari. Produced by Ammara Hikmat and Asad Jamil Khan under the production banner of Lashari Films and Encyclomedia. The film is an adaptation of the 1979 cult classic film Maula Jatt but it is considered neither a remake nor a sequel by the producers. It is based on the characters and stories by Nasir Adeeb.
The film stars Fawad Khan as the titular character with Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malik, Faris Shafi, and Mahira Khan. The Legend of Maula Jatt premiered at Cue Cinemas in Lahore on October 12, 2022, and was released theatrically on October 13, 2022. The film received positive reviews from critics for its direction, performances, action sequences, and visual effects. It has grossed over $10 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 Legend of Maula Jatt Movie Information:
|Movie Name||The Legend of Maula Jatt|
|Release Date||13 October 2022|
|Running Time||2 hours 33 minutes|
|Based on||Characters by Nasir Adeeb|
Hamza Ali Abbasi
|Directed by||Bilal Lashari|
|Written by||Nasir Adeeb |
|Produced by||Ammara Hikmat |
Dr. Asad Jamil Khan
|Cinematography by||Bilal Lashari|
|Edited by||Bilal Lashari|
|Music By||Sarmad Ghafoor|
|Distributor||AAA Motion Pictures|
|Budget||Rs. 45 crore (US$2.0 million)-Rs. 55 crore (US$2.4 million)|
|Box Office Collection||Rs. 257 crore (US$11 million)|
The Legend of Maula Jatt Movie Trailer:
The Legend of Maula Jatt Movie Storyline:
The film opens with Jeeva Natt with his clan, launching an attack on Haveli of Sardar Jatt. Despite being larger in number, they are overpowered and Sardar Jatt and his wife are killed. Maula, the son of Sardar Jatt and the sole survivor of the attack, is raised by a woman named Daani. One day Mooda, the actual son of Daani, takes Maula to his coach, who teaches wrestling. Mooda’s coach gets impressed by Maula and agrees on teaching him.
Maula grows up to be a wrestler and becomes famous, but at night he struggles with violent dreams of his past. He has no clear memory of his family and past.
Maakha Natt, the son of Jeeva Natt, terrorizes the village of Maula by kidnapping a girl from his village and raping her several time in his haveli. Jeeva Natt, because of his old age, decides that he will declare someone else as the leader of his clan, but Daaro Natt, the daughter of Jeeva Natt, declares that only Noori Natt, the elder son of Jeeva Natt who is in prison because of his killing obsession, will become the ruler of the clan.
Before a fight, Maula is approached by an old man who tells him that he has the answer to Maula’s every question. He also tells Maula to meet him in the ruins of Sardar Jatt’s haveli. That night, Maula is heavily intoxicated and loses a fight for the first time in his life, but is saved by Mooda who is badly injured in the process. The next day, Maula arrives at the ruins of Sardar Jatt’s haveli where the old man, who was waiting for him to arrive, reveals to him that he is the son of Sardar Jatt. The old man then hands him the ‘Gandasa’ of his father. Maula arrives back to his village, only to find men of the Natt clan terrorising the village once again. Maula, in rage, kills all the men. When Maakha comes to Maula’s village to investigate the killing of his men, he is humiliated and defeated by Maula.
When Maakha returns home to plot his revenge, his sister Daaro is incensed upon hearing what he has to tell her. She berates him and moves to kill him but before she can do so, Maakha jumps off a ledge taking his own life. The Natt clan now try to avenge the humiliation that Maula Jatt has caused them. Meanwhile Maula Jatt tries to convince the villagers to stand up against the cruelty they face, while the villagers insist that he has brought death upon them all in the form of the wrath of the Natt clan.
When Noori Natt, immensely skilled in combat, gets out of jail, he tells the jailor that he has run out of competition and now wants a worthy opponent. He is soon made aware of Maula, who has become well-known for his fighting capabilities.
Upon everyone’s request, Maula agrees to apologise to the Natt clan for the safety of the villagers but as soon as he leaves the village, Noori arrives in search of Maula. When confronted by Noori, Moodha who is unaware of Noori’s identity tells him that it was he who humilated his brother. Noori upon hearing this, easily bests Moodha in combat and despite pleas from Moodha’s mother, kills him. Maula returns and finds Moodha dead. He then swears to kill Noori. Maula arrives at Natt’s heveli to challenge Noori in combat, but is ambushed and captured and Jeeva Natt. Noori accuses his father of taking away his competition and kills him. Noori then declares Daaro as the leader of the clan, but she is betrayed and killed by her own clan who then frame Maula for killing her.. When Noori finds out about the death of his sister, he burns down Muala’s village and captures everyone. Maula arrives at the village and fights Noori. At the end Noori is killed and Maula is declared the hero of the village. (Source: Wikipedia)
The Legend of Maula Jatt Movie Cast and Characters:
- Fawad Khan as Maula Jatt
- Rehan Fareed Hiraj as Young Maula
- Hamza Ali Abbasi as Noori Natt
- Mahira Khan as Mukhoo Jattni
- Humaima Malik as Daaro Nattni
- Faris Shafi as Mooda (Maula’s friend)
- Gohar Rasheed as Maakha Natt
- Shafqat Cheema as Jeeva Natt
- Raheela Agha as Daani (Mooda’s mother and Maula’s foster mother)
- Saima Baloch as Rajjo
- Nayyer Ejaz as Jagoo Natt
- Ali Azmat as Gogi
- Zia Khan as Ali (loyalist of Sardar Jatt)
- Kamran Lashari as Narrator
- Babar Ali as Sardar Jatt, Maula’s father (Special appearance)
- Resham as Malika Jatt, Maula’s mother (Special appearance)
Interesting Facts About The Legend of Maula Jatt Movie:
- The legend of Maula Jatt is Pakistani cinema’s most expensive film till date
- Although the characters are taken from the Pakistani hit film Maula Jatt (1979), this film is neither a sequel nor a remake of the original film. It is a completely new script.
- Director Bilal Lashari stated that his previous film Waar (2013) was acclaimed for its cinematography but criticized for its script. Thus he spent more time on the script of this movie. This film has been in production since 2014.
- Despite not playing in major Cinemas Chains In Pakistan, the Film Has the biggest International Release for Any Pakistani Film Ever. The film has shattered all box office records of collection domestically on its 3rd day
- The legend of Maula Jatt is the first film from the subcontinent to get the same date release in China with its domestic release in Pakistan.
- Mahria Khan and Fawad Khan Reunite as Leading Couple for 1st time After their super hit timeless classic Humsafar
- The film release was delayed somehow from 2019 for numerous reasons copyrights issue initial amongst!
- This is the first Pakistani film that features almost all of the current A-list actors of Pakistan (Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malik, Gohar Rasheed)
- The Cast and Crew are friends in Real Life. This is a Punjabi Film, the actors have done a great job, as none of them really speak it, only Hamza Ali Abbasi Spoke Punjabi
- Shooting on this film started in January 2017 and was wrapped in June 2019.
- To convince the producers and other cast and crew for this idea, Bilal Lashari recorded a 45 seconds voice clip of Hamza Ali Abbasi playing Noori Natt.
- For the very first time, the idea of this film was pitched in 2013. During the shooting of ‘War”, Bilal Lashari shared this idea with Hamza Ali Abbasi
- The first Pakistani film to cross 100 Crores.
- As of 2023 Most Successful and highest-grossing Pakistani film of all time as well as the highest-grossing Punjabi-language film of all time.
- The film was initially scheduled for theatrical release during multiple dates in 2019–2020 but kept getting delayed due to copyright-related issues and the COVID-19 pandemic.