Bilal Lashari’s much-awaited film ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ will become the first Pakistani film to release in China the same day as its domestic release.
The Legend of Maula Jatt which stars Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick, and Hamza Ali Abbasi will release on Eid ul Fitr 2019 in Pakistan and China simultaneously.
According to a press release, only a handful of big studio backed projects from Hollywood each year are able to achieve such mainstream release in China.
The press release stated that most commercially successful Bollywood films such as Dangal, Secret Super Star, Hindi Medium and Bahubali, all have been released in China after months or a year after their domestic and international screenings.
“It’s no mean feat as China has a limited quota for foreign films to be released each year,” it added. Annually a small number of films are selected among a myriad of them released globally, after thorough scrutiny by the Chinese regulatory authorities.
The Legend of Maula Jatt is exciting for many reasons. Firstly, it’s Fawad Khan’s return to the big screen in Pakistan since Khuda Kay Liye in 2007. Second, it’s the first time Pakistan’s favorite onscreen couple, Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan will share big screen together, as a couple.
Hamza Ali Abbasi will adapt to the role of Noori Nath and Humaima Malick will definitely kick ass as Daro.
This breakthrough for The Legend of Maula Jatt is all set to give Pakistan a global footing in the world of cinematic craft.