According to a press release, Pakistan’s most recent adaptation of the Maula Jatt narrative is continuing to build a name for Pakistani cinema as it prepares to compete with international competitors at the Taurus World Stunt Awards.
With this Best Fight nomination, Bilal Lashari’s The Legend of Maula Jatt joins an already amazing list that includes becoming the highest-grossing Pakistani film of all time. The iconic final nail-biting combat scene, in which Fawad Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi star as Maula and Noori, justifies the movie’s inclusion.
The local nominee, with stunts expertly managed by Ian Van Temperley, is up against films like Everything Everywhere All at Once and The Gray Man.
Every year, stunt performers from all around the world are honored for their work in film at the Taurus World Stunt Awards. Since their inception in 2001, the awards’ judging panel has earned a reputation for being extremely selective.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Kingsman, Fast and Furious 6, Inception, and The Avengers are just a few of the major Hollywood blockbusters that have won the Best Fight award at the annual Los Angeles ceremony. This year, local cinema sensation The Legend of Maula Jatt is competing to join this illustrious list.
The success of the critically praised picture, which premiered in October 2022, appears to be continuing unabated. The film has already generated more buzz than any other locally made film.
The film is known to have broken records in its fourth week of release, becoming the highest-grossing Punjabi film of all time at the global box office. It had previously broken records as the highest-grossing Pakistani film and the second-highest-grossing film in the UK for the year 2022. After a short time, the product made more than Rs400 crore at the global box office.