'The Legend of Maula Jatt' first day ticket sales revenue to be donated to flood affectees

The producer also added how the promotions of the film were pushed back in solidarity with the flood disaster


Our Correspondent October 06, 2022

KARACHI:

We're inching closer to the release of Bilal Lashari and Ammara Hikmat's magnum opus, The Legend of Maula Jatt. The film, starring Fawad Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahira Khan and Humaima Malick in the lead roles, will hit the theatres on October 13.

Now, the makers have announced that the revenue from first-day shows will be donated to the flood victims. "This would be our small contribution to the ongoing catastrophe in the country," Hikmat told The Express Tribune. "We had decided to share our preview shows earnings with the flood relief fund.”

The producer also added how the promotions of the film were pushed back in solidarity with the flood disaster. "We had been planning the release for months” Hikmat shared. "But with the ongoing situation of the country, we delayed our promotions as well. It just didn't feel right. We pushed all interviews to the last 2 weeks of release and will leave the rest for the audience to decide.”

For a week now, the cast has been actively promoting their upcoming venture. For the most part, fans had seen Hamza and Fawad pairing together for interviews while Mahira was missing. When fans pointed it out, Hikmat responded, "Don’t worry you will see the entire cast together this week. Especially Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan."

She went on to add, "We postponed our promotional campaign and all interviews post-trailer due to the flood devastation. Mukkho wasn’t around in Pakistan after that. She is here now."

The Legend of Maula Jatt is touted to be the most expensive film to come out of Pakistan. This intense and epic hero origin story, with a screenplay by Lashari and dialogues by Nasir Adeeb, is a hard reboot of the 1979 cult classic Maula Jatt.

The film is directed by Lashari, known for his directorial debut, the box office hit, Waar and produced by Hikmat. The movie’s first look teaser released in 2019 managed to receive a thunderous response worldwide for its cinematic grandeur, exceptional star cast and mega-scale production.

Much like Maula Jatt and Wehshi Jatt, the film is a retelling of Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi's Urdu play Gandasa. Mirza Gohar Rasheed, Faris Shafi, Ali Azmat, Shafqat Cheema and Nayyer Ejaz are some of the other leading names that add to the film’s ensemble star cast.

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