Nat Cour Trailer Review – Maula Jatt

The Legend of Maula Jatt is unlike anything you have ever seen!

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Move aside Salman Khan, forget transformations of Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan’s romanticism, we have a new Khan on the block and his name is Fawad Khan.

We had heard that he had transformed himself into a mean fighting machine for Maula Jatt and now that we have been witness to it, it can easily be stated that the reign of this Khan has begun with The Legend of Maula Jatt. Bilal Lashari’s first film since Waar released its first look and shook all by having too much of everything, too much action, too much sensuality and too much of actors who should be in every film.

The First Look

In a village far far away, Maula Jatt (Fawad Khan) fights for the people and against the evil Noori Nath (Hamza Ali Abbasi); they are both shown as ruthless human beings who know no limits when it comes to fighting for what they believe is eight. Their love interests Makhoo (Mahira Khan) and Daroo (Humaima Malick) bring out their human side but that’s less than their action avatar where they can be seen fighting with sticks and gandasas. Other actors including Gohar Rasheed, Nayyar Ejaz, and Shafqat Cheema also make an appearance in the film, its yet to be seen what characters they would be playing but one thing is for sure, this film is going to put Pakistan on the map of the entertainment world.

The Good

The first look suggests that what we thought we had known all along, was wrong; Fawad Khan plays Maula Jatt who loves to fight, considering this is the first time he can be seen fighting on the screen, ever. He looks every bit of the action hero we thought he should, bulking his muscles and giving the kind of look associated with Salman Khan. Hamza Ali Abbasi plays Noori Nath and he looks as menacing as possible. There is Mahira Khan playing Maula’s love interest Makhoo and she carries the village belle look perfectly; however, it was her co-star from Bol who raises the temperature in the room with her seductive appearance, making men go weak in their knees. It was so good to see her in a role that suited her which was something that hasn’t happened since Bol. Kudos to the producers Ammara Hikmat and Asad Jamil Khan for keeping up with such an ensemble cast for so long to bring us something that we didn’t know could happen.

The Bad

A lot of scenes remind you of Game of Throneswhich isn’t a good thing as comparisons would be made when the film is released all over the world. Hamza Ali Abbasi’s beard also doesn’t look natural which is a huge put off especially for a film where everything magnifies due to the length of the screen. The film seems to have a lot of gladiatorial scenes and with gladiators, you get Spartacus, The Gladiator, and 300 comparisons. There is also a hint of Raam Leela and Padmaavat here and that isn’t a good thing, even if it was unintentional. You don’t get much from the trailer as there is no dialogue but that’s a good thing too as it will keep the suspense alive.

The Verdict – Blockbuster

Despite the few glitches, The Legend of Maula Jatt comes out as a refreshing take on the gandasa culture, something the current generation doesn’t know much about. The action scenes look top notch and same can be said of the castle shots that look as grand as any Bollywood film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The grandness with which Bilal Lashari has shot the film is sure to raise some eyebrows especially for those who make TV films and get the screened in theaters, conning the audience for a living. With Bilal Lashari, quality is the first thing that will come into your mind and one hopes that the film manages to get released on the expected date and make our Eid one of the best in recent years.

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