Islamabad: The Legend of Maula Jatt, the blockbuster film that stars Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan, will hit Indian theaters tomorrow, becoming one of the very films in the history of Pakistan film to gain access to India’s market in more than ten years.
According to INOX Leisure’s chief programming officer, Rajender Singh Jayla. The 1979 version of a well-known classic is currently playing in Delhi and Punjab. A multiplex firm in India produced it.
“It will be played in Punjab and a few theatres in Delhi in INOX where there are Punjabi-speaking people,” Jyala informed the Press Trust of India on the 26th of December.
Pakistani movies have a difficult time getting distribution in India because of the antagonistic relations between the two countries. The Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association India decided in 2016 to postpone the release of any movies starring Pakistani actors.
A few years after, after an incident in which Islamabad destroyed most flying New Delhi fighter jets. Pakistan banned showing Indian movies in cinemas.
Before pulling down the website, PVR Cinemas, an Indian multiplex chain, announced the movie’s premiere on its website and Instagram. “Presenting the official poster of #TheLegendofMaulaJatt! On Friday, The Legend of MaulaJatt will be available on PVR. There was a post.
It needs to be clarified if the film will continue to play in cinemas.
With almost $10 million in revenue, action movie debuting October 13th has become the most successful Pakistani production to date.
After Pakistan, the most profitable location for the film is the UK, where it has earned PS1.43 million ($1.7 million) in the UK and has surpassed Sanju, which earned $1.6 million and is the highest-grossing South Asian film there since Padmaavat which made $2.5 million in 2018, both in 2018.
Bilal Lashari directs the film. The Legend of Maula Jatt is an adaptation of the first Maula Jatt. However, its producers, Lashari and Ammara Hikmat have stated that it is neither a remake nor a sequel.
The film features Mahira as well as Fawad, who is known to Indian viewers through their dramas of the same name Humsafar along with Bollywood. Fawad, who was recently seen on the Marvel superhero Ms. Marvel series Ms. Marvel, has featured in Khoobsurat, Kapoor & Sons, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and Mahira played opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Raees.
The most recent Pakistani film to be given an official film release in India is Bol, which starred Mahira in 2011. Ramchand Pakistani, a 2008 movie starring Nandita Das and Rashid Farooqi, came before that. Khuda Kay Liye, which featured Fawad with Naseeruddin Shah, came out in 2007.
The Legend of Maula Jatt began production in January 2017 and ended in June 2019. Copyright concerns and the Covid-19 outbreak caused multiple delays in the movie’s release.