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The story revolves around Bauua Singh (Shah Rukh Khan), a vertically challenged man, who is full of charm and wit, with a pinch of arrogance. Born to a wealthy family and raised in an environment of affluence, he is challenged to broaden his horizon and find purpose in life.
Aanand L. Rai
Shah Rukh Khan,
A heartwarming story of pride and self reliance, which finds its roots in the heart of India and reflects the passion that runs through the veins of every single Indian. Taking the message ... See full summary »
Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, who is dealing with a depressing past, has to investigate a high profile murder case, deal with his crumbling marriage and use the help and solace of a prostitute by the name of Rosie.
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?
There are no cast/crew edits in the opening, just the production company's logo and a couple of disclaimers. See more »
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 »
Vijay Krishna Achraya completes his hattrick of horrible films with Tashan, Dhoom 3 and now Thugs Of Hindostan
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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