If you need to witness an entire cinematic experience in the span of two minutes, you need to give the trailer of The Legend of Maula Jatt an uninterrupted watch. Dropping yesterday, the trailer has left fans and viewers in a state of exhilarated frenzy, as it shows an extensive view of the cast in never-before-seen looks.
The film has been the talk of the town for about two years now, ever since rumours of the iconic Punjabi film Maula Jatt remake emerged publicly. Soon as more details were confirmed, fans were excited to see Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malik, and Gohar Rasheed re-enacting emblematic roles.
The trailer starts off with ambiguous shots of the cast set in primitive times, with a bone-chilling narration by Kamran Lashari, giving us a heads-up on what to expect from the legendary Maula Jatt. We then get to see glimpses of Fawad Khan as the titular character, looking as raw and unrefined as never. Soon after, we are introduced to his arch nemesis, Noori Natt, played by Hamza Ali Abbasi, who is unrecognizable at best. Moreover, the female characters, played by Mahira Khan and Humaima Malik, add an absorbing allure to the clip, and leave the viewers begging for more.
A major trope that strikingly stands out in the entire clip is how similar it is to the works of Bollywood’s Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Whether it is the cast’s semblance, or the entire setting of the film, it gives off major Padmaavat vibes. Take Abbasi’s character, for instance. It looks like Alauddin Khilji, who is set to battle anything that comes his way. Additionally, the inclusive battle scenes give a similitude of all the war scenes in typical Bhansali fashion. Even the women can pass off as local Padukone(s), with their sultry makeup-but-no-makeup looks.
Whether it was just an inspiration, or if the resemblance is coincidental, the creators of The Legend of Maula Jatt have nailed it right on the spot. Bilal Lashari has evidently proved he is the master of all trades, by creating such a masterpiece as Pakistan’s biggest and the most expensive film to date. All in all, it wouldn’t be overstatement to say our expectations are over the roof. And we’re sure this film will deliver accordingly.
If you have not watched the trailer yet, watch it now;