A special screening of “The Legend of Maula Jatt” was held on 7th October at Cue Cinemas in Lahore. The screening had in attendance cinema exhibitors from all over Pakistan where the film generated rave reactions. Exbhitors in attendance are hailing the long-awaited reboot of “Maula Jatt” as the “perfect blockbuster” and “terrific in every conceivable way”. The film is all set for its theatrical release on the 13th October in Pakistan.
According to film journalist Mr. Ehtesham Surhawady, the screening had several moments, which had the audience cheering, and the distributor was thrilled with the way theater owners were responding to the movie. PakistaniCinema.net got the opportunity of talking to the key exbhitors who saw the film.
According to Mr. Farrukh Rauf, the owner of iconic Capri Cinema in Karachi “I was blown away! Nothing like this has been done in Pakistani cinema before. The film is terrific in every conceivable way. The action and sound design is crazy and intense. The story evolves and you are on your edge of the seat throughout the film. I was not prepared for how emotional it was too. The entire cast has performed very well especially Fawad and Hamza. Being Karachi based, I had my doubts that the Punjabi language of the film might act as a hindrance for its business there. However, after seeing the film, I can safely say that it is not the case. I expect the film do great business at the box office”.
Mr. Ashiq Ali, owner of historic Shabistan/Prince cinema in Lahore, also attended the screening. He said, “Interestingly, the original “Maula Jatt” was screened at our Shabistan cinema in 1979 and ran for a good 2 years over here. I had the opportunity of seeing “The Legend of Maula Jatt” and it is legitimately a great film. I loved the cast and it will prove to be another blockbuster by Bilal Lashari. It will satisfy the fans of the original and even will make new ones along the way. Although the plot is very dependent of that of the original, I found the film to be better than the original in almost every way!”
Haji Tariq of Taj Mahal, Cinema Faisalabad echoed the same sentiments “I think the makers have made an international standard film which is highly entertaining and will provide value of money to the audiences. I think, it is the most ambitious film to be made in Pakistan, ever. Each and every scene of the film reflects the hard work of the makers”.
Zain Khan, a young film enthusiast and manager of the posh DHA Cinema, Lahore was severely excited after seeing the film “I cannot come out of the world of “Maula Jatt”. It is magnificent! I cannot wait to re-watch it again. It’s not just that good, it is very good! The dazzling action sequences in the second half are a treat to watch on the big screen. The cinematography is top-notch. Hamza Ali Abbasi’s performance as “Noori Nath” will go down in history. I could not stop myself from whistling in the cinema hall when the iconic dialogue “Nawan Aya Hai Soneya” came in the film. I cannot wait to see the audience reaction to it when the film is released in cinemas. I am sure the audience will go crazy. I am an avid watcher of TV series and films on OTT platforms, but this is a film that is meant to be seen on the biggest screen possible. The haunting background score will be a treat to experience in cinemas. I think, the film is exactly what the cinema fans want!”
Chaudhary Atif Kareem, of Nagina Cinema, Faisalabad said, “The film is a profound cinematic experience. Bilal Lashari has done an outstanding job of conceiving the world of “Maul Jatt”. It is a film, which will be liked by the youth of Pakistan. My heartiest congratulations to the entire team.”
With the film receiving such great comments from the cinema owners, we cannot wait to see the film on October 13.