Published On: Tue, Jul 5th, 2016

Maalik is set to release globally



Ashir Azeem’s directorial debut and action movie Maalik, which saw serious controversy and banned all around Pakistan, directing to a classic ‘freedom of expression’ vs. ‘state control’ discussion over social media, is at the present releasing internationally.

The film which was banned about two months ago is at the present going to release in the Middle East, United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.

The Maalik team posted as:

“Maalik is coming soon to Cinemas in GCC, US, Canada, UK and Australia.”

The crew of the Maalik film took to social media and reveals the news.

Ashir Azeem who is Pakistani–Canadian film and television director, actor and writer who rose to fame through television series Dhuwan in 1994, was talking about the release and stated in the interview that “At first, there were no plans but since the judgment is reserved for the court case, we are going ahead with the international release.”


In the past, a ministry official stated in an interview that the movie displayed the corrupt of politicians and it was the reason behind what led to its ban.

He further continued by saying that “The information ministry reserves the right to ban any film at any time. Maalik has been banned because it shows a former chief minister as a man of corruption and opulence,”

Ashir Azeem Gill stated in a post as:

“Hearing held in Hon Sindh High Court. Arguments concluded. Decision reserved.”

While the Sindh High Court has had the final word in Pakistan, the movie is now set to make waves globally.

Maalik is a 2016 Pakistani political–thriller movie made by Ashir Azeem. The movie stars Ashir Azeem, Farhan Ally Agha, Sajid Hassan, Hassan Niazi, Adnan Shah, Rashid Farooqi, Ehteshamuddin and Tatmain ul Qulb are in lead roles.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.