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Thugs of Hindostan (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | 8 November 2018 (USA)
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Recruited by the East India Company, a local thug infiltrates a troop of patriotic bandits who plan to overthrow the British regime and reclaim their independence.
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Credited cast:
Aamir Khan ... Firangi
Amitabh Bachchan ... Khudabaksh
Katrina Kaif ... Suraiyya
Lloyd Owen ... John Clive
Ronit Roy ... Mirza Sikander Baig
Fatima Sana Shaikh ... Zafira
Terence J. Rotolo ... British Officer
Satyadev Kancharana
Sharat Saxena ... Maharaja Sangram Singh
Joe Azzopardi ... Ship Captain
Shaji Chaudhary ... Bhure Lal
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub ... Shanichar
Khalida Jan Khalida Jan ... Ammi
Ila Arun ... Jaitumbi
Kaivalya Chheda Kaivalya Chheda ... Baniya Lalaji


The menacing John Clive has the Indians clenched in his fist. Leading to a revolution by the righteous Azaad (Amitabh Bachchan) Captain James Powell, Clive's second in command contracts the sly thug Firangi (Aamir Khan) to get them Azaad. As destined he finds himself amid Azaad, his rebels and the beautiful warrior Zafira (Fatima Sana Shaikh). Will he forgo his selfish desire for nation's freedom?

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Action | Adventure


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The Mid-day stated that Aamir was not happy with some of Katrina's action scenes and felt that she need to redo some of the scenes. However, Yashraj Films refuted the news. See more »


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 »


Referenced in Kaun Banega Crorepati?: Please Welcome Aamir Khan (2018) See more »


Music by Ajay-Atul
Lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh, Shreya Ghoshal
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User Reviews

Not as bad as the press it has got.
28 January 2019 | by adakh-23270See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, it's not a good film be any measure. But it's not nearly as bad as the reviews and press makes out to be. There are far Worse movies out there that deserve the 3/10 score much more than this one. Aamir Khans acting for one was very refreshing. It was a difficult role to play, and despite some really lousy direction and dialogue, he did a fantastic job. I thought the overall story wasn't bad, the period/pirate setting was good as well (could've done without the Jack Sparrow inspiration and slaps though). But it was the direction and execution that just was of very very low quality. On top of that they were way too ambitious with CGI and action sequences given their skills, and that backfired.

Overall a decent story line, fantastic acting by Aamir, but let down by terrible direction and dialogue. Aamir and the audience should probably stay away from this director as a general rule.

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Hindi | English

Release Date:

8 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,185,386, 11 November 2018

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


| (Mainland China Cut Version)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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