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The Legend of Maula Jatt

Bilal Lashari’s magnum opus The Legend Of Maula Jatt is ruling over hearts, not just in Pakistan but in cinemas world over. The film has scored an unprecedented mega hit opening during its opening weekend in Pakistan and internationally and we couldn’t be happier.

Produced by Encyclomedia and Lashari films in association with AAA Motion Pictures, and its distributors, Mandviwalla Entertainment (Pakistan) and Moviegoers Entertainment (overseas), The Legend of Maula Jatt released across cinemas worldwide on 13th October 2022.

The producers have announced a smash hit opening for The Legend Of Maula Jatt, both in domestic and overseas markets. In its opening weekend, the largest-mounted Pakistan-made, Punjabi language film to date has shown collections of PKR 50.91 crores – US$2.3 million. The movie’s presenting partner in Pakistan is the country’s biggest media giant, Geo Films.

The Legend Of Maula Jatt was released worldwide on 500+ screens across 25 countries, making it the highest and widest ever release for any Pakistani or Punjabi film yet.

The film grossed PKR 11.27 crores (US$ 526,902) in the domestic, Pakistani market. It grossed £315,000 in the UK in its first weekend (4 days) from 79 locations. This marks the highest opening weekend collection for any Pakistan-made or Punjabi language film in the UK to date, entering the UK Box Office Top 10 at position 9.

The Legend of Maula JattIn Canada, The Legend Of Maula Jatt grossed CA$324,000 ranking No 6 in the Canadian Box Office. Total collections for North America exceed US$600,000.

In UAE too, The Legend Of Maula Jatt grossed US$515,000+ in 4 days and reached Number 1 in the UAE Box Office, indicating the enormous support audiences have shown for the film. Other performing territories are Australia (AU$255,000), Norway, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and South East Asia.

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The phenomenal response to the film has led to full house screenings across the world and queues outside cinemas, with exhibitors continuously scheduling additional screenings to meet consumers’ demand. The love for the film is evident through several standing ovations by audiences at the cinemas globally as people leave the theaters lauding and praising the film.

In a press statement, director Bilal Lashari commented on the film’s domestic performance, “I’m beyond overwhelmed by the love the film has received from audiences and critics alike the world over. We are so proud that The Legend Of Maula Jatt has been instrumental in putting Pakistan-made cinema on the global map as it continues to win over hearts in theaters across the world.”

Producer Ammara Hikmat said, “The Legend Of Maula Jatt has been our labour of love for a number of years. The pandemic came and returned but we knew we had to hold out for a theatrical release, as the film is undoubtedly a big screen experience, as has been proved by the sheer numbers of cinemagoers who have turned out at the cinemas and the full house screenings, with exhibitors adding extra shows to the weekend programmes. We’re so delighted that our film has broken previous records and set a new benchmark for Pakistan-made cinema, loved and lauded not only domestically but by audiences and critics globally.”

Pranab Kapadia, Founder and CEO, Moviegoers Entertainment said on its overseas performance, “The Legend Of Maula Jatt has done extremely well in all the overseas markets making it a blockbuster in its first weekend itself. The film has exceeded our expectations at the Box Office with many new territories, centres and shows being added in week 2 which is unprecedented.

Nadeem Mandviwalla, CEO Mandviwalla Entertianment, Distributor of The Legend of Maula Jatt in Pakistan said, “Considering that the 3 biggest cinema chains, comprising of more than 50% of cinemas in the country have not supported the most expensive film of Pakistan, still the Box Office Gross every day is astronomical and remains unprecedented in the history of Pakistan industry. I have never seen any film performing on this scale in my 42 years.”

Along with the unprecedented box office collections, the film opened to extremely positive reviews and critical plaudit, appreciating the stellar performances of its leading cast including Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malick, Gohar Rasheed, Faris Shafi and Ali Azmat. It has generated an overall IMDb rating of 9.5 out of 10.

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