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
Fatima Sana Shaikh ... Zafira
Katrina Kaif ... Suraiyya
Lloyd Owen ... John Clive
Ronit Roy ... Mirza Sikander Baig
Terence J. Rotolo ... British Officer
Satyadev Kancharana
Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub ... Shanichar (as Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub)
Joe Azzopardi ... Ship Captain
Sharat Saxena ... Maharaja Sangram Singh
Bilal Hossein Bilal Hossein ... Thug
Shaji Chaudhary ... Bhure Lal
Ila Arun ... Jaitumbi
Naushaad Abbas ... Mirza's Advisor


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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Did You Know?


Aamir Khan promoted the film on Amitabh Bachchan's game show Kan Banega Crorepati. This was after 18 years since 2000 that Aamir Khan appeared on the with Amitabh Bachchan. 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?: Episode #9.46 (2018) See more »


Music by Ajay-Atul
Lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh, Vishal Dadlani
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User Reviews

Not bad at all
15 January 2019 | by Disturbia73See all my reviews

After watching the movie I was still perplexed why it was rated so badly. People who are into movie making will immediately know how much work was dedicated for such a movie. The locations, costumes and props are breath taking. Action from the start till the end, two majestic ships, which were really built specifically for the movie and outstanding acting as usual from Mr Khan and Mr Bachan. Thumbs up and thank you for this amazing project.

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Release Date:

8 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thugs of Hindostan See more »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,185,386, 11 November 2018

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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