“The Legend of Maula Jatt” just won’t stop creating records all around the world. It has raced past the 200 Cr mark and now stands at $10 million+ worldwide (PKR 223Cr+).
At this time, it has become the highest grossing Punjabi film of all time, beating the previous record held by the Indian Punjabi comedy “Carry on Jatta 2” ($9 million). Due to the massive interest in the film, there is a rumour that “The Legend of Maula Jatt” may get an Indian release. Whether it’s only in the Indian Punjab or throughout the country is anyone’s guess.
“The Legend of Maula Jatt” has set records across the world, with millions of dollars from major territories. It is the first Pakistani film to cross $2 million in North America (US & Canada), £1 million in the UK, and $1 million in the UAE.
The film has also become the highest grossing South Asian film in its original release in Norway with 7358 admissions. Currently the record is held by “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” due to its re-release with 8224 admissions. However, “The Legend of Maula Jatt” may cross that record as well.
Rumoured Indian Release
Due to its massive success, “The Legend of Maula Jatt” has generated a lot of interest in India, with the Indian Punjabi audience particularly interested. Indian Punjab’s film industry thrives on comedies, and rarely sees any action films or dramas. While there has been a rise in films centered on the 1984 Sikh riots and their aftermath, a pure fiction/fantasy film is still out of reach.
According to Indian media there is a rumour that “The Legend of Maula Jatt” may hit theaters in India on December 23rd as a Christmas release.
Massive 7th Week in Pakistan
“The Legend of Maula Jatt” is still racing to 100 Cr in Pakistan. In its 7th week, the film has registered a drop of only 33% with a gross of 4.79 Cr. This takes the domestic tally to over 87 Cr. The film still has more than a week to rake in numbers until “Avatar: The Way of Water” hits theaters on December 12th. After that, the goal may still be achievable, though much more slowly.