Karachi’s Capri Cinema will remain shut for several days as they don’t have any movies to be played on screens.
According to the management, the cinema will reopen after February 2, and moviegoers had been informed through official social media accounts.
Karachi’s Capri Cinema General Manager Aziz Khattak said that the cinema had been shut as a very small number of people were turning up to watch the movies.
He said that the cinemas of the country would suffer badly if more movies like “The Legend of Maula Jatt” were not created.
He claimed that the superhit film singlehandedly sustained the industry for two and a half months. After that, the Hollywood movies “Avatar” and “The Way of Water” brought movie lovers to the cinemas.
“But now there is no movie to be shown to cinema lovers. There are 25 to 30 movies ready to be released, but I don’t know why producers are waiting for Eid,” he wondered.
He said the cinema industry could not function if movies were only screened on Eid.
Read more: The Legend Of Maula Jatt Emerges As All-Time Punjabi Top-Grosser Worldwide
Bilal Lashari directorial The Legend of Maula Jatt has emerged as the highest-grossing Punjabi film of all time worldwide.
The film achieved the feat in the fourth week of its release. By raking in over 1,720 million (172 crores) The Legend of Maula Jatt has outshined all other Punjabi blockbusters including Carry on Jatta 2, Saunkan Saunkne and Chal Mera Putt 2.
The Mahira-Fawad starrer, which continues to mint money at the international box office, has been on a record-breaking spree. The film had earlier broken into the coveted 1,500 million (150 crore) club. The makers of the film announced the same in a Tuesday post on the official Instagram handle of the film. “Taking the worldwide box office by storm, The Legend of Maula Jatt sets a new record for the Pakistani cinema with 150 Crore! #TheLegendOfMaulaJatt is screening in all cinemas across Pakistan now, book your tickets today!”