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Thugs of Hindostan (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | 8 November 2018 (USA)
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In the 18th century, the British East India Company is pitted against Khudabaksh, a "Thug of the Seas" fighting to liberate his country. The English, not knowing how to defeat him, call on a talented con artist, Firangi Mallah.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aamir Khan ... Firangi
Amitabh Bachchan ... Khudabaksh
Katrina Kaif ... Suraiyya
Fatima Sana Shaikh ... Zafira
Lloyd Owen ... John Clive
Aamir Yaseen ... Rebel
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub ... Shanichar
Ronit Roy ... Mirza Sikander Baig
Abdul Quadir Amin ... Azhar Ali
Sharat Saxena ... Maharaja Sangram Singh
Ila Arun ... Jaitumbi
Joe Azzopardi ... Ship Captain
Shaji Chaudhary Shaji Chaudhary ... Bhure Lal
Kavita Ghai ... Mallika Bi
Gavin Marshall Gavin Marshall ... Capt James Powell
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Storyline

The movie is set in 1795 and follows a gang of thugs who aspire to free Hindostan from the British Empire. A small-time thug is then sent by British commander John Clive to infiltrate the gang and counter their threat.

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Action | Adventure

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Official Sites:

Official website

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

8 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thug See more »

Filming Locations:

Malta

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,185,386, 11 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,449,848, 11 November 2018
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Yash Raj Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Mainland China Cut Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Aamir Khan revealed that the first day of rehearsals was a fanboy moment for him to work with Amitabh Bachchan. See more »

Quotes

Firangi: Deceit is my nature.
Khudabaksh: To trust is mine.
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Crazy Credits

There are no cast/crew edits in the opening, just the production company's logo and a couple of disclaimers. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Chinese version edited major portions of Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh's roles and keeping in mind Aamir Khan's popularity in China, it featured him in a more meatier and prominent role and also included certain deleted scenes featuring him to lengthen his role. The Indian version was 164 minutes long, while this version was 120 minutes long. See more »

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Referenced in Koffee with Karan: Episode #6.3 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Vashmalle
Music by Ajay-Atul
Lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh, Vishal Dadlani
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Vijay Krishna Achraya completes his hattrick of horrible films with Tashan, Dhoom 3 and now Thugs Of Hindostan
8 November 2018 | by ketgup83See all my reviews

2018 was a fantastic year for Bollywood thanks to movies like Padman, Padmaavat, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Stree, Parmanu, Raid, Tumbbad, AndhDhun , Badhaai Ho etc. Unfortunate part is that we do have movies like Race 3, Namastey England which are repeated and outdone while the essence of the flavor is dying. Thugs Of Hindostan belongs to the second list which tries hard to entertain you but falls flat on the face.

Thugs Of Hindostan tells the story of Khudabaksh (Amitabh Bachchan ), who fights against British empire for a free independent India. He is supported by his adopted daughter, Zafira (Fatima Sana Shaikh). Being opposed by strong army of Khudabaksh, the British Empire hires Firangi (Aamir Khan), to fight for them and defeat Khudabaksh.

From the director of terrible films like Tashan and Dhoom 3, Vijay Krishna Achrya gives you yet another disappointing film. So much was expected from Thugs Of Hindostan but the lousy direction , insensible screenplay and terrible editing gives you a headache which you never asked especially from a star like Aamir Khan. The good news is that Thugs Of Hindostan is better than craps like Dhoom 3 and Tashan as it has visually appealing CGI with some amazing action sequences. I loved the background score which gels well with the mood of the film. The entry scene of Amitabh Bachchan is classy while Aamir Khan does well in the first half. However, his frequent change of party, though was nice to some extent , was leading to boredom eventually. I wanted to ask him after working hard so much for Dangal in 2016, what made him choose this script which required to prepare for 2 years.

The plot is weak while the length of the film spoils the entire mood of the film. Music is another complete letdown. Art direction and cinematography is mind blowing. Amitabh Bachchan does well but does not get much scope to show his skills. Aamir Khan does raise few laughs but much was expected from the actor of his stature. Fatima Sana Shaikh does well in her role as Zafira. Katrina Kaif as usual is used for glamour purpose and is wasted.

Overall, Thugs Of Hindostan is loud, lousy and unconvincing. Not recommended. 2/5


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