Pakistani Film Industry has just revived a few years back. However, the peak time for the movie release in Pakistan has been Eid days especially Eid-ul-Fitr. All the hit movies Pakistani cinema has given were released on Eid (except Teefa in Trouble). Mostly big movies are scheduled on Eid as a large number of viewers flock towards cinema on the big day. However, this year has been unlucky for Pakistani cinema as acclaimed biggest Pakistani movie of all time “The Legends of Maula Jutt” a Bilal Lashari Film was scheduled to release on this Eid-ul-Fitr. The movie has a high budget starring Fawad Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahirah Khan, and Humaima Malik.
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The official trailer of The Legends of Maula Jutt was released on 21st December 2018. The release, however, got delayed due to the copyright infringement case by Sarwar Bhatti (producer of original Maula Jutt, 1979). The movie was marketed to be the remake of classic movie Maula Jutt. A long legal battle was going on when Bhatti took his case back. According to him he has forgiven the makers for the revival of Pakistani cinema, he told that when he made Maula Jutt, Pakistani film industry was in crisis and his movie helped in its revival.
When finally the movie was set to release at the end of May 2020, the lockdown situation is on the road. Hence once again most awaited movie of all time is delayed as the makers released a statement that no entertainment is worth the health or life of the people. Hence the movie is once again delayed. Not just Maula Jutt, many movies under big banners like Tich Button, DamMustum, Lafangey, Kamli, and Money Back Guarantee, are also delayed until the situation gets under control.