Bilal Lashari’s much anticipated directorial venture, a continuation of Nasir Adeeb’s original series that began with Vehshi Jatt in 1975, has been in the news for quite some time. Producer of the film, Ammara Hikmat, has now confirmed to Something Haute that the movie will release on Eidul Fitr 2019.
Nasir Adeeb’s Vehshi Jatt introduced the character of Maula Jatt for the first time in 1975 and the series of ‘Jatt’ films continued with Maula Jatt in 1979. Sultan Rahi immortalised the iconic role and several films were released under the Jatt umbrella. Bilal Lashari’s Maula will be a new story, made in the series with the same characters. We’ll now see Fawad Khan as Maula Jutt, Hamza Ali Abbasi as Noori Natt, along with Mahira Khan and Humaima Mallick in lead roles. With Bilal Lashari on the director’s seat, we can expect a film that will be aesthetically enjoyable and technically sound. Thankfully, we have a date in sight now.
Humaima Mallick posted on Instagram
Fans are excited about the project because Fawad and Hamza will be reprising iconic characters for avatars they’ve never been seen in before. There’s also the Mahira-Fawad reunion to look forward to and a chance to see the firebrand Humaima Mallick in action. Bilal Lashari’s Maula Jatt is said to be Pakistan’s most expensive action film ever made. We’d like to point out that this is not a remake or a reboot of the original, rather a continuation in the series.
It appears that the release will clash with Salman Khan’s Bharat, which is also slated to release on Eid next year. But as is tradition in Pakistan, we expect Bollywood features to be held back in order to allow more space to Pakistani films. That said, we do think Pakistan will flock to a Fawad Khan film over a Salman Khan film any day. We do hope local filmmakers, however, will show some intelligence and plan their release dates sensibly. It’ll be silly, if not outright suicidal, to release alongside this one.
As for now, we are anxiously waiting for the trailer, which should make it to cinema screens soon.