After more than a year’s worth of legal battles and anticipation, the legal battle surrounding “The Legend of Maula Jatt” is finally over. According to EntertainmentPK, Sarwar Bhatti, the producer of the original “Maula Jatt”, (1979) has withdrawn all legal cases against the team of “The Legend of Maula Jatt”. With that, an Eid-ul-Fitr release is now anticipated for the film, as was originally intended.
Since the release of The Legend of Maula Jatt’s trailer in December of 2018, all eyes were on the film’s release. However, the original release date of Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 was postponed due to the copyright cases filed by Sarwar Bhatti. A legal back and forth ensued and several court orders were circulated. Ultimately, no resolution seemed to come forward.
In 2019, several reasons were given for the delay of the release. One was that the producers wanted to release the film on a date that didn’t clash with any other major film. This was to capture the audience of the international market as well as the domestic market. Rumors even circulated that Bilal Lashari was hard at work perfecting the film. There were also speculations that producers might release the film directly on Netflix.
However, now the legal battle seems to be over. Sarwar Bhatti himself told the portal that he was ready to let bygones be bygones and that Bilal Lashari and Ammara Hikmat were like his own children. He also said that if they were to release the film on Eid-ul-Fitr, he wouldn’t hinder their plans in any way. We also approached Ammara Hikmat and she has confirmed that every thing is now clear between both parties
“The Legend of Maula Jatt” created a stir with its trailer in 2018. Due to the legendary status of its lead characters, the film will be of interest even to the most casual of filmgoers. It may well become the highest grossing film in the history of Pakistan. As Nasir Adeeb, the writer of the original film script, and “The Legend of Maula Jatt” said, it may well be the first to gross 100 Cr.
Whatever the case may be, at PakistaniCinema.Net, we’re waiting with bated breath until the iconic gandasa comes crashing down at the ticket window