‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ earns nomination at US stunt awards | The Express Tribune

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It seems that Pakistan’s latest rendition of the story of Maula Jatt continues to make a name for Pakistani cinema as it readies to go head-to-head with worldwide competition at the Taurus World Stunt Awards, as per a press release.

While acquiring the title of the highest-grossing Pakistani film was undoubtedly an impressive feat, the list grows with this nomination under the Best Fight category acquired by Bilal Lashari’s The Legend of Maula Jatt. The film earns its place in the list for the infamous final nail-biting fight scene between Maula and Noori – played by Fawad Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi.

With stunts seamlessly coordinated by stunt master Ian Van Temperley himself, the local nomination stands against Everything Everywhere All at Once and The Gray Man, amongst others.

The Taurus World Stunt Awards are a yearly celebration of the achievements of stunt performers from film industries across the world. Since their debut in 2001, the deciding committee for the ceremonious awards have been known to hold the highest standards in terms of recognition.

Held in Los Angles every year, past winners in the Best Fight category have been major Hollywood blockbuster films such as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Kingsman, Fast and Furious 6, Inception, and The Avengers, with local cinema sensation The Legend of Maula Jatt joining the race to earn its rank in the impressive listing.

The acclaimed film, which was released in October of 2022, evidently shows no signs of slowing down, gaining a momentum seen like no other locally produced offering in just its initial weeks of release.

Proof of this lies in the fact that the movie is known to have become the highest-grossing Punjabi film of all time at the global box office in the fourth week of its release after already acquiring the titles of the highest-grossing Pakistani film and the second-highest-grossing film in the UK for the year 2022 as well as the most-watched South Asian film in Norway. Soon enough, the offering managed to surpass Rs400 crore at the worldwide Box Office.

 



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