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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:
Fatima Sana Shaikh ... Zafira
Aamir Khan ... Firangi
Katrina Kaif ... Suraiyya
Amitabh Bachchan ... Khudabaksh
Lloyd Owen ... John Clive
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub ... Shanichar
Abdul Quadir Amin ... Azhar Ali
Ronit Roy ... Mirza Sikander Baig
Aamir Yaseen ... Rebel
Sharat Saxena ... Maharaja Sangram Singh
Joe Azzopardi ... Ship Captain
Shaji Chaudhary Shaji Chaudhary ... Bhure Lal
Ila Arun ... Jaitumbi
Naushaad Abbas Naushaad Abbas ... Mirza's Advisor
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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Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

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's second film in lead role to release during Diwali after "Raja Hindustani" (1996). Both contain "Hindustan" in the title. 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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Vashmalle
Music by Ajay-Atul
Lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh, Vishal Dadlani
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Went in with Fear. Came out with a smile.
11 November 2018 | by adutta-1980See all my reviews

I went to the movie hall dreading the experience after reading the reviews. Advance tickets seemed a bad idea this time. Guess what... the movie isn't half as bad as what is being mentioned. The movie might be far from perfect but it's an absolute entertainer. Also it's a visual spectacle at a grand scale; a first for Hindi Cinema. I didn't feel bored throughout the length of the movie except the two songs of Katrina. Infact this movie has one of the best roles of Amitabh. And Sana has some of the best action sequences in the movie. Overall a fun film. Definitely worth a watch.


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