Legendary actor and the OG Noori Natt, Mustafa Qureshi, is all praises for Hamza Ali Abbasi after watching The Legend of Maula Jatt.
The actor, who portrayed Sultan Rahi’s arch nemesis in the 1979 Yunus Malik directorial, was present at an exclusive pre-release screening of the Bilal Lashari remake held in Karachi’s Atrium Cinemas on Monday.
The veteran was impressed by Hamza’s reprisal of Noori Natt and lauded his acting prowess while speaking to the press. “Hamza Ali Abbasi has given a tribute to Noori Natt with his exceptional role,” he said. “He has done a superb job, so has everyone else,” he added. The actor also presented his thoughts on the remake.
Qureshi maintained that “a franchise like Maiula Jatt needed this kind of technology and scale to be revamped properly.” He shared, “We never had this kind of technology back in the days. The sound system, the effects, everything was up to the mark. I wish the film makes Rs 200 crores.”
Ticket prices for The Legend of Maula Jatt, slated to release on Thursday, are reported to increase for the initial 11 days. They will drop down to regular prices afterwards, as per reports.
A reboot of Yunus Malik’s 1979 cult classic Maula Jatt, the film is a re-telling the story of the rivalry between Maula Jatt and Noori Natt.
Directed by Bilal Lashari, The Legend of Maula Jatt stars Fawad Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick, Mirza Gohar Rasheed, Faris Shafi, Ali Azmat, Nayyer Ejaz, Shafqat Cheema, Raheela Agha, Zia Khan and Saima Baloch. The Punjabi film is being produced under the banner of Ammara Hikmat’s Encyclomedia and Lashari Films. Its distribution is being done by Nadeem Mandviwalla under Mandviwalla Entertainment.