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Review: ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ has got us saying ‘Nava aya ae sohneya’

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On a sweltering, eerie day in Punjab, a village finds its voice in a brawling young man with a Gandasa. A messiah rises from the ashes in a bid to fight a barbaric, corrupt clan. Behind him is a dark past and ahead of him is a burning desire to avenge the blood of his parents.

A lot of nerves, action and fascination lie before, after and in between the interval of The Legend of Maula Jatt.

While the first-half builds up the motivation of the plot, the latter half peaks with a thrilling climax. What does not change, however, is a continuous effort to mind-boggle the audience.

TLoMJ is a fight of good versus evil. It is a fight of right versus wrong. It is the fight of Maula Jatt versus Noori Natt.

Review: The Legend of Maula Jatt has got us saying Nava aya ae sohneya

It is truly rare for Pakistani cinema to witness a story where the villain is as powerful as the hero. The first was perhaps Younas Malik’s Maula Jatt (1979), where strong character developments gave Pakistani film industry superstars like Sultan Rahi and Musutafa Qureshi. 

And now, amid much hype of Bilal Lashari’s reboot, it is safe to say the magic has been recreated with Fawad Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi with the support of Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick, Gohar Rasheed and Faris Shafi.

Maybe it is Maula’s hunger for justice, or Mukkho’s unapologetic love for him, maybe it is Noori’s psychosis or Daaro’s fearless aura, but TLoMJ is a movie you would want to watch again.

Review: The Legend of Maula Jatt has got us saying Nava aya ae sohneya

The film does come with its concerns too, and rightfully so. With language being a barrier and an impactful 70’s namesake as the benchmark, Lashari has a lot to debunk.

An advice to cinema goers, however, is to not compare the new version with the original one. While the main plot line remains the same, Lashari has created something miles apart from its predecessor and not just because of technology. It is a generational shift, it is bold and beautiful in its different sense.

Review: The Legend of Maula Jatt has got us saying Nava aya ae sohneya

For those, who do not find themselves well-equipped with understanding of Punjabi, the producers have not let language become a barrier. The movie has subtitles and adapts an easy dialect to simulate the experience.

Another big concern for many Maula Jatt lovers has been the absence of songs in Lashari’s version. People, who have developed a taste for Punjabi films are big advocates of music and insist a cinema experience is truly complete when infused with a range of peppy dance numbers. For all those, the movie serves a crisp background score, a nostalgic script and fascinating visual tricks. While this might not make up for the melodies, it does provide a compelling mix of entertainment.

Review: The Legend of Maula Jatt has got us saying Nava aya ae sohneya

A lot of ups and downs, delays and legal setbacks later, TLoMJ has lived up to, if not surpassed expectations. It is an initiative never seen in Pakistan before. It is truly a labour of love.

It comes amid efforts to revive a cult classic. It may not borrow much from the original, but it brings a life of its own on screen. More than anything, it is a saviour to otherwise struggling Pakistani film industry.

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Fawad Khan speaks up about his return to Bollywood

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Fawad Khan discussed rumors that he would be starring opposite Vaani Kapoor in a romantic comedy in his upcoming interview with an Indian media portal, which is set to premiere tomorrow, July 20.

He said to the interviewer, “Baatein ho rahi hoti hain,” without clarifying or disputing the rumor. Once more, if a concrete block is made, it will always be shared by all. Talks have taken place. Kis tarah main chhupa sakta hoon. Once more, as soon as something solid emerges, I will undoubtedly let you know. “How can I conceal it?”

In case you missed it, earlier this month, an Indian entertainment magazine exclusively revealed that Fawad Khan is returning to Bollywood after an eight-year hiatus. He will star alongside Vaani Kapoor in an untitled romantic comedy film that will be shot entirely in the UK.

Additionally, the report hinted that the film, which is helmed by Aarti Bagdi, will tell the tale of two shattered individuals who, through a series of fortunate events, bond, support, and eventually fall in love.

It is noteworthy that Fawad Khan’s final Bollywood role was in the 2016 film “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” before the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) and the Film Producers Guild of India forbade Pakistani artists from performing in their nation following the 2016 Uri attack, which worsened relations between the two nations.

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Resham replies to criticism about her charitable activity, saying, “Let Allah decide.”

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Resham addressed her haters in an interview, refuting their claims that she uses money obtained illegally to support charitable causes.

Apart from her exceptional acting abilities, Resham is also renowned for her empathy.

Her significant charitable activities are well known.

Online criticism has been directed at Resham, despite her commendable attempts to promote poor areas.

Nevertheless, she decides to keep an optimistic outlook and is unmoved by the disparaging remarks.

“People on social media say all kinds of things, like she’s making food for charity out of ill-gotten money,” the woman said in response to the criticism. “But I say, let Allah decide.”

Regardless of the doubts she faces, her steadfast faith and fortitude enable her to carry on her charitable activities.

Resham has been cooking and giving food to the underprivileged for the past 20 years on her own.

In order to underscore the duration of her dedication, she said, “This has been going on continuously for the past six years, all 12 months.”

Her declaration demonstrates her steadfast support for the less fortunate and emphasises her continuous commitment to charitable activity.

Her supporters encouraged Resham to keep doing her good deeds and expressed gratitude for her charity endeavours.

That’s the cruellest remark, someone said. Do not let such hurtful remarks get to Resham’s feelings.

You are an amazing person, and Allah will bless you for all of your good deeds.

“Your work is much appreciated. It is the people of this globe that you are considering.

Another said, “No matter what one does, people will always criticise.” Other than that, they are unemployed. Resham, you’re doing amazing. Allah is indeed more knowledgeable.

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Fawad Khan on his relationship with Ranbir Kapoor: “In touch on and off.”

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He talked candidly about maintaining friendly relationships with his Indian co-stars in an interview with an Indian media site.

In 2014, Fawad Khan debuted in Bollywood alongside Sonam Kapoor in the film “Khoobsurat.” His final Bollywood production was the romance drama “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil,” which he costarred in with Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Ranbir Kapoor in 2016.

He added that he is still in contact with the “Animal” actor and his family in response to a question about his relationships with his co-stars.

“I communicate with you occasionally. He said in the interview, “I’ve remained in touch, and I have enjoyed a really nice relationship with the Kapoor family. There is still a lot of love and respect for Karan Johar and Shakun Batra. We speak on the phone or Skype sometimes.

Fawad Khan claims that he has a few pals who are Indian producers with whom he occasionally speaks.

“We chat, and then we head somewhere to meet. There is no love lost because we stay in touch and remain pleasant and cordial,” he continued.

It’s important to note that Khan is getting ready to make his big Bollywood comeback after eight long years in a romantic comedy alongside Bollywood icon Vaani Kapoor.

Fawad Khan and Kapoor are slated to star together in an untitled romantic comedy film that would be shot entirely in the United Kingdom, according to an exclusive report by an Indian entertainment magazine.

anotherThe facts reveal that the title will tell the tale of two shattered people who, through a series of fortunate events, find one other, support one another, and eventually fall in love.

The title’s pre-production has been set, and the project is expected to begin this coming fall. There are still unknowns when it comes to the shooting venues.

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