Though Pakistani cinema crashed and burned but before that it was a huge industry with plenty of big stars, great movies that were copied by Bollywood and characters that are evergreen. Maula Jatt and Noori Natt are such characters played by Sultan Rahi and Mustafa Qureshi respectively. They were both vicious and had no mercy in their own right. Sultan Rahi and Mustafa Qureshi were known more by their on-screen personas and people did consider them rough and tumble.
Bilal Lashari is all set to bring back the Maula an the Noori back on our screens as his film The Legend of Maula Jatt is releasing on 13th October 2022 after a very long wait and this time the roles are essayed by Fawad Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi respectively. Fans of the original thus have a criticism that both the actors are too “burger” to play such vicious characters. Moreover, Fawad Khan cannot even speak Punjabi.
When asked about this criticism, director Bilal Lashari gave the answer in a recent interview. He said that one may call them “Burger Boys” but they are the stars of today and people want to watch them. He also added that people will be surprised to watch them by the way both the stars have transformed themselves and got under the skin of their characters.
Here is Bilal explaining his reason to cast “Burger Boys” in The Legend of Maula Jatt as Maula and Noori: