Thugs of Hindostan fails to beat Baahubali

Tabitha Dunn
November 8, 2018

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan (centre) leaves Jodhpur Airport as he arrived for a shoot on his upcoming movie "Thugs of Hindostan" in Jodhpur March 8, 2018.

Big, bloated, bombastic, Thugs of Hindostan is a period saga that banks exclusively upon action and spectacle for impact.

The film is set in the backdrop of British India when some revolutionary were fighting against the British government for the freedom of India.

Bachchan plays Khudabaksh Jahaazi, a patriot who marshalls his people against a tyrannical British officer named Clive (Lloyd Owen).

Overall, it's a complicated story that had the potential to be entertaining but poorly executed.

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Trade analyst Taran Adarsh has stated this film as totally disappointing.

Aamir has a loyal fan base and his fans expect nothing less than a blockbuster every time he comes out with a film. Some engrossing moments in the first hour, that's about it... "Formula-ridden plot, screenplay of convenience, shoddy direction are the main culprits..." the tweet read.

All that glitters is NOT gold... "#TOH is a golden opportunity lost, a KING-SIZED DISAPPOINTMENT!" he wrote on Twitter. After the holiday period, it's the content of the film that will do the talking. Katrina Kaif's songs and the action sequences had created quite a stir on social media ahead of its release.

Thugs Of Hindostan, which stars Aamir as Firangi, Amitabh as Khudabaksh, Fatima as Zafira, and Katrina as Suraiyya, was produced on an estimated budget of Rs 300 crore, making it one of the most expensive movies of Bollywood. The never-before-seen combo of Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, with the support of Yash Raj Films, is expected to help the film do well on the box office.

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