Pakistani Film banned in Pakistan set for UK release


Cast & Crew

Starring: Ashir Azeem, Farhan Ally Agha, Sajid Hassan Hassan, Niazi Adnan, Bushra Ashir Azeem, Ehteshamuddin Rashid Farooqi Lubna Aslam, Mariam Ansari, Tatmain ul Qalb

Directed By: Ashir Azeem

Produced By: Bushra Ashir Azeem

Run Time: 154mins

Release Date: 26th August 2016

Distributed By: Urban Vibez


The film that has caused uproar in Pakistan, and been banned by the federal government for the second time, is finally set to release in the UK on the 26th August.

Initially released on April 8th, Maalik was banned within the first few days of release due to being termed as ‘Anti Government.’ On 9th August, the Pakistani government slapped a ban on the export of the film, attempting to ban the film at international screenings.

Maalik is a political thriller and looks at the men of Pakistan’s elite special forces whose life become entangled within the system, centering  on a Pashtun family that escapes from the ravages of the Soviet war in Afghanistan and settles in Karachi. It also features an SSG officer who undergoes a personal tragedy and starts a private security company (Black Ops Pvt. Ltd) in Karachi. His SSG colleagues keep joining the company on their retirements. An idealist school master suffers greatly under a cruel Feudal lord and settles in Karachi until the Feudal Lord becomes the Chief Minister of Sindh and unleashes a reign of terror on all that cross his path.

Maalik is a story of love, loyalty, honor, family value, idealism, courage and dignity against all odds, and across all sections of society from the poor and the struggling to the highest levels of wealth and power.

Maalik claims to be one of the biggest film ever made in Pakistan, with the shoot spanning over 100 days and featuring three languages: Urdu, Punjabi and Pashto. The film features T55 tanks, C 130 aircrafts, MI 17 and MI 35 helicopters.


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