The Legend of Maula Jatt, directed by Fawad Khan, has reached another milestone with a worldwide box office of $10 million.
The Legend of Maula Jatt, starring Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan, has been the most profitable film in Pakistan this year. The film, directed by Bilal Lashari and released in October, has been running successfully in theatres around the world for seven weeks.
Pinkvilla reports that the Fawad Khan film has already grossed over PKR 220 crores ($10 million) globally in its seven-week box office run. The film grossed PKR 87.50 crores ($3.98 million) in Pakistan and PKR 132.50 crores ($6 million) in the rest of the world. The Legend of Maula Jatt grossed £1.39 million in the United Kingdom, making it the highest-grossing South Asian film since 2018’s Padmaavat.
Fawad and Mahira Khan have a big fan base, and according to the same article, their Indian admirers may soon be able to witness the film. The Legend of Maula Jatt is expected to be released in December, although no official word has been released. Fawad has been in Indian films such as Khoobsurat and Kapoor & Sons, with his most recent performance in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in 2016. Mahira made her Hindi cinema debut in 2017 with Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees.
Shubhra Gupta rated The Legend of Maula Jatt 3.5 stars and described it as “chatpata Game of Thrones.” “The Legend Of Maula Jatt reminds you of the films Bollywood used to create, loudly, proudly declamatory, with good vs evil as the mainstay of the plot.” Clearly, it was also Lollywood’s legacy. ‘Maula Jatt’ ingeniously refreshes that nostalgia, and does double duty: it brings back the ‘gandasa,’ which had been dormant for decades, as the heroic choice of weapon, and it saves Fawad Khan from playing the perpetual lover by letting him parlay wrath with such efficiency.As a result, establishing that the ‘gandasa’-wearing Fawad is as sexy as he is a more deadly weapon of mass devastation,” read a section of her review