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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 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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In Pakistan, getting married has become a challenging endeavor: Tanveer Anam

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Entertainer Anam Tanveer recently discussed the problematic mindset of Pakistanis in a podcast interview, stating that marriage has turned into a “complicated task” in Pakistan.

“This is not the case in any other part of the world,” she said. “It’s completely different in Pakistan than it is in the rest of the world, where a guy and a girl get married if they like each other, regardless of their background, status, or religion.”

“This is because, in this case, a guy from DHA who has feelings for a girl from Malir cannot marry her; this shouldn’t be the standard,” she continued.

He would allegedly say, “It’s a cheap, backward neighborhood, and I can’t marry a girl from there,” if I lived in North Nazimabad. People now focus more on a person’s neighborhood than on their compatibility, education, character, or history. “The actor of “Tere Bina Mein Nahi” clarified that a guy from DHA would marry a female from the same area.

In her words, Tanveer described her ideal life partner as someone who respects women in general and who believes in and encourages his wife to pursue her professional ambitions.

She came to the conclusion, “To date, I have not met a single Pakistani man who respects women well.”

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Aima Baig alerts her fans regarding fake Snapchat account

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A fraudulent Snapchat account impersonating Aima Baig has compelled the Pakistani vocalist to caution her supporters. To counteract the rumors suggesting that she was the proprietor of the fraudulent account, Baig posted a screenshot of it on her personal Instagram account.

Baig shared a screenshot of the counterfeit account on her official Instagram profile, expressing astonishment that anyone could confuse the unauthenticated account with her own.

Baig admitted to not possessing a Snapchat account and expressed her belief, via her Instagram story, that the app is inappropriate. She provided reassurance to her admirers that she has no plans to create a Snapchat account in the future.

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Baig was astonished by the fact that individuals would place their confidence in unauthenticated accounts to the extent of making purchases with them. She cautioned her fans against being deceived by the fraudulent Snapchat account and advised them to prioritize her Instagram stories.

The vocalist acknowledged occurrences of deceit using counterfeit accounts, although refrained from providing detailed information about those particular incidents.

Aima Baig’s tip serves as a reminder to her fans to exercise prudence and verify the legitimacy of social media profiles in order to avoid being deceived by fraudsters.

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