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The producer of the highest-grossing film candidly explains why the blockbuster was not sent for LSA consideration


It’s that time of year! Arguably Pakistan’s biggest entertainment award, the Lux Style Awards is all set for its 22nd edition. As the submission period for music, drama and films from all categories closes, the organizers announce the list of submissions recently open for voting.

While fan-favorite players will compete against each other for the coveted trophy, one offering was conspicuously missing from the submissions. Ammara Hikmat and Bilal Lashari Story of Maula Jatt Not sent for consideration in LSA. It was not possible that Pakistan’s biggest film ever could miss out on winning the country’s biggest award. Truth be told, many were expecting Fawad Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi’s revenge tale to rock the award ceremony.

However, it looks like that won’t be the case, and the producer has now set the record straight behind their decision. ,Story of Maula Jatt “It’s a collective film,” Hikmat said. especially. “This is a film that has been Bilal’s vision for the longest time. He is not just the director; he is also the writer. He has edited the film, and he has overseen the entire process. Similarly, the cinematographer, The film’s music composers, VFX artists – everyone has given their 100%, and not being recognized for all the hard work they put in on this film – it doesn’t bode well for us.”

He continued, “The Best Film award, should we be given one, would not be fair without recognition of each and every member of the team. Of course, the selection of categories is at the discretion of the LSA, but we cannot ignore that the team is a Makes a movie.”

It is pertinent to mention that LSA boasts of only four categories in the film section: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Film and Best Playback Singer. Hikmat said that if people like him did not take up the issue of talented individuals behind the camera not getting enough recognition, he would not want to be a participant in such recognition. He said, “If we throw light on how long it really takes to make a big film like The Legend of Maula Jatt or any film, I think it is unfair not to name everyone who worked on the film.” was part.”

“You need to create more categories in honor of all that they have done. These people need to be encouraged; I can take the best film award but that doesn’t really sum up the team behind it and its efforts Can be given. We don’t’ I want to be a part of awards where not everyone gets appreciated enough.”

Last month, it was reported that the film has grossed over Rs 400 crore globally. The cult-classic thriller became the highest-grossing Punjabi film of all time at the global box office in its fourth week of release. Prior to this, the film has managed to break other records and has already bagged several titles; Highest grossing Pakistani film and second highest grossing film in UK for the year 2022 as well as most viewed South Asian film in Norway.

Story of Maula Jatt Released in 25 different regions with 500+ screens – making it one of the biggest releases to come out of Pakistan. Due to the unprecedented response the film has received to full house screenings and queues outside theaters around the world, exhibitors are constantly scheduling additional screenings to meet consumer demand. There was so much praise for the film that standing ovations were recorded in cinemas globally. The number of screens for movies is increasing every day.

A reboot of Yunus Malik’s 1979 classic Maula Jatt, the film is retelling the story of the rivalry between Maula Jatt and Noori Nut. Directed by Lashari, The Legend of Maula Jatt also stars Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malik, Mirza Gohar Rasheed, Faris Shafi, Ali Azmat, Nayyar Ijaz, Shafqat Cheema, Raheela Agha, Zia Khan and Saima Baloch.

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