So the teaser of the most anticipated and expensive Pakistani movie, “The Legend of Maula Jatt” finally got released yesterday and man are we excited for it. ‘Maula Jatt’ has been trending no. 1 on Twitter since the teaser got released, and so is the cast of the film, including Fawad Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi, along with director Bilal Lashari.
The trailer looked gorgeous and the cinematography in it was absolutely stunning. The sentiments seem to be shared by almost everyone, and from the general public to celebrities, including those from the other side of the border, people are taking to Twitter to express their views on that masterpiece of a teaser. Many are even tweeting how they can’t believe this is a Pakistani film.
Celebrities in Awe and Support
Celebrities from Pakistan were also swept by the Maula Jatt fever and came on Twitter to praise the teaser for its amazing showcase of cinematography and fantastic action sequences. Many people couldn’t also help but notice the similarities with Game of Thrones, Spartacus, and Gladiator. This tweet from Osman Khalid Butt pretty much sums it up.
Not your mother's Maula Jatt.
Digging this revisionist, Spartacus-meets-GoT-esque take. And what a casting coup! Very intrigued to see Humaima & Gohar's tracks play out.https://t.co/aQ0xc90RMo
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) December 22, 2018
Ali Zafar too was all praises for the teaser and predicted that the film will break all box office records.
“This looks epic and on way to set new standards for the industry and records for the box office.” https://t.co/aPN8ZVRKPT
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) December 21, 2018
Kubra Khan applauded the trailer for its epic scale and grandeur and said she had goosebumps after watching it.
Having GOOSEBUMPS, SHIVERS AND ALMOST PASSING OUT out of excitement would be an understatement. It’s here! Tip : Sit down before you hit play. https://t.co/KSflniZ9oZ #TheLegendOfMaulaJatt @TheMahiraKhan @GoharRsd @iamhamzaabbasi @blashari @AmmaraHikmat @HumaimaMalick
— Kubra Khan Official (@KubraMKhan) December 21, 2018
Praises from the Other Side
The hype of the teaser was such that it managed to cross to the other side of the border too, and several Indian celebrities watched it and just couldn’t hold themselves back from expressing their amazement.
Fawad this looks amazing!!!! Congratulations and am sure it will be a massive success!!! 💪😎😎❤️🔥 https://t.co/TOHf0uOxJn
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 22, 2018
Karan Johar, the highly acclaimed Indian filmmaker came to Twitter and praised Fawad’s looks and wished the film a massive success. Fawad Khan starred in Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil back in 2016.
Another ace Indian director, Anurag Kashyap also came to Twitter, and although his tweet wasn’t much of praise, he simply shared the teaser with his fans.
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) December 21, 2018
Indian journalist Jitesh Pillai, had this to say about the teaser:
Once upon a time not too long ago, a man made magic. Here’s the teaser of his film #MaulaJatt. #FawadKhan you are missed. And the magic continues. You are special too @TheMahiraKhan. Wish there was more of you in it😍https://t.co/YLXCOgUe55
— J (@jiteshpillaai) December 21, 2018
Fans Rejoice Too
Fawad and Mahira Khan both have quite a huge fan following, both in Pakistan and India. The Humsafar fans were especially delighted as they have been asking for this onscreen couple’s return for almost 8 years.
— fari 🌙 (@_starrydust) December 21, 2018
While many fans in Pakistan were happy, the Indian fans of Fawad and Mahira were although awed by the teaser, by seemed a little depressed that the film will possibly not be commercially releasing in India.
It's Really Sad That We Have To Tolerate Movies Like #Zero And couldn't Even Watch Something Different Like #MaulaJatt. Just Because It's a Paki. Movie, We won't be Seeing it.. When Our Movies Can Release there, Then Why can't theirs? #Fawadkhan #Mahirakhan #IndoPak pic.twitter.com/yjY1WSfAUL
— Shivam Aks (@AksShivam) December 21, 2018
Where there was a lot of praise and excitement, there was no shortage of naysayers as well. While many people were criticizing the teaser for looking too similar to Padmaavat or being “a desi Game of Thrones,” others thought Mahira didn’t look the part.
The trailer of Legend of Maula Jatt has an English feel to it nothing like Punjab..
Except the Punjabi commentary …the looks of heroes, even their attires, customes and heroines there are no Punjabi Feel in it!!
Sorry I love Mahira but she got no Punjabi Mutayar looks
— n.malhi (@mnMalhi) December 21, 2018
This new Maula Jatt is a story of the Western Punjab. No, not this one. The one in Roman Empire.
— Ali Warsi (@thealiwarsi) December 21, 2018
Whether you loved it or not, you can’t deny that the fact that “The Legend of Maula Jatt” has created a huge hype all over social media with many Indian fans asking for an Indian release as well. We congratulate the entire Maula Jatt team for this spectacular teaser and wish them the best of luck for when the film hits theatres on Eid ul Fitr, 2019.