November 11, 2018

Thugs of Hindostan Movie Review

Thugs of Hindostan is not only the biggest release of the year but also the biggest ever as far as Bollywood is concerned. It is the costliest Bollywood film ever made till date. Film is having colossal starcast of Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in lead roles. Film is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra.

Hype, excitement level and buzz is unparalleled considering Aamir Khan is back after the blockbuster success of Dangal and that also after 2 years long wait. In addition Aamir will share screen space with Amitabh Bachchan for the very first time. No doubt sparks will be flying watching these legends together in big screen.

Plus, there is Diwali festive time and movie lovers will throng to theaters to watch the film in large numbers. Hence, with lots of excitement and expectation, let's start the movie review of Thugs of Hindostan.

Story - Plot revolves around Fatima Sana Shaikh (Zafira) who loses her parents, her brother everything to the East India company. Amitabh Bachchan (Khudabaksh), who was the commander in Zafira's father regime not only protects Zafira from East India company but also pledges to have revenge and bring freedom to the people of Hindostan (the Indian subcontinent) from the British Raj. Khudabaksh (Azaad), aspires to free Hindostan from the rule of the expanding British empire. Hence, he leads a band of Thugs to fight against the might of British. Smelling the threat of Azaad and his team, British commander John Clive sends Aamir Khan (Firangi Mallah), to destroy Azaad and his battalions. Aamir character as Firangi is extremely mysterious. Whether he will obey John Clive or whether he joins Azaad to destroy the British Raj? For that one has to enjoy the film. Katrina Kaif as Suraiyya has an extended cameo in the film.

Thugs of Hindostan first half starts with a bang. Amitabh Bachchan introduction is full on massy and no doubt there will be chittis and tallis in theaters. Aamir Khan introduction is hilarious. Katrina Kaif looks super sensuous and sizzling with the Suraiyya song entry. Fatima looks fierce. The first half fight sequence between band of Thugs and British in the ship is one of the USP of the film. Ignoring few loopholes, we can say that first half is good.

But the real problem start with second half. Film goes downhill from here on. Plot is predictable and at places boring. When screenplay is amateurish then even big guns like Amitabh and Aamir can't save it. Yes, there are some high points post interval part, but again minuses are more. Even climax part is stretched.

Coming to the special effect. Film is shot in lavish scale. VFX are international standard! Ships look majestic in big screen. No doubt a major portion of budget is spent on special effects.

Direction of Vijay Krishna Acharya is average. In some parts it is good but in rest it is plain average. Screenplay is weak and amateurish and it is a big let down.

Coming to performances. Amitabh Bachchan is outstanding in the role of Khudabaksh. He is a Mass Hero and his role is embedded with Heroism. This man is unstoppable! He is like a wine who is getting better with age.

Aamir Khan is mischievous and mysterious. He is a riot in many scenes. It is really difficult to predict the character of Firangi till the end. He is our desi Jack Sparrow. Aamir gives his best and delivers one of his best performances!

Fatima Sana Shaikh is fantastic in the role of Zafira. Her action scenes and combat looks convincing. With Dangal we got to know her acting skills and in this film we can see her fierce action avatar. She is a star in making! Katrina Kaif oozes with oomph whenever she appears on the screen. She is killing in the role of 'Suraiyya'. Sad part is that she is having just an extended cameo. Rest all the cast have done justice to their respective roles.

Verdict - Thugs of Hindostan has many pluses. Amazing star cast. Dual between Aamir Khan as Firangi and Amitabh Bachchan as Azaad. Lavish set and great visuals. Ships. VFX. Actions and stunts. But film falls flat on screenplay. Film rides on weak content and it is more visible post interval. 

At box office, because of the huge craze, hype, star power of Aamir Khan and Diwali festive time, film will open to record smashing collections all India. Business should sustained well till the end of Sunday. But from Monday onward film may see drop in collection, as from there on it is all about the content. And the content of TOH is plain average. 

Looks like it is a golden opportunity lost as film had every gimmick to emerge as the biggest Hit of all time. Amazing star cast! First time pairing of Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. Full on Masala Action Entertainer in the Diwali festive time with huge financial backing of YRF. Honestly, bit disappointed considering Aamir Khan does one film in two years and he gave so much of time, heart and soul to TOH!

Ratings - 2.5/5. One time watch! If you are a big Aamir Khan or Amitabh Bachchan fan or want to see the Suraiyya oomphness in the big screen then do watch it!

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  1. Blockbuster h

    Aamir khan Ki massala movie srk or salman ki massala movie se 100 times better h

  2. Will do good business till sunday. From monday, it will be average to below average collection. Most of the reviews about the film gave 2-2.5 stars out of 5.
    Veridict - Semi hit or Hit.

    1. due to no release no competition film have change to earn 320-350 crore but it look hit in that much hype after two year a movie of amir. first time amir and amitab movie but a real disaster.

  3. Like I said few weeks back after the trailer wa released .. movie will sink after the initial few days of euphoria and that too more to do with hype and Diwali festivities as the star cast doesn’t command a great initial barring obviously the biggest superstar of all time “Amitabh Bachchan”

    1. yes you said right about the movie. movie just do business due to amitabh acting and huge fiction budget spent , but amir totaly flop and no content in the movie.

    2. Abey gochu....aamir ki acting superb h

      Tere hakle jesi nhi , har movie me same haklapan

  4. Just saw film. It is even more crap than Vijay Krishna acharya'previous film dhoom Aamir worked with him again. Only die hard blind Aamir fans will watch the film.

    1. Abey tene movie kb dekh li ??

      Tu to hakle ka fan h na😂😂😂

      Etne negetive review k bad b dekhi...matlab tune movie dekhi hi nhi h😬😬😬

      Teri okaat Dwarf ka sda hua romance dekhne ki hi h

  5. Victor ki tareef karni hogi sale ne aamir jaise actor ko do baar chutyaa banaya

  6. Replies
    1. Bada hero woh hota hai jo ghatiya film se bhi 160 se 200cr kama kar de...jaise salman with PRDP n Race 3..n Aamir with Dhoom 3 n TOH...n chota hero woh jo ghatiya film me 100 cr k neeche aa jaaye ache film me bhi 200 cr tak na pahunch paaye..jaise SRK n Hrithik

  7. If budget is 300cr, and collection is below this, it is a Flop.

    1. collection must be around 325 to 350. so its average movie you can say.

  8. well haven't seen the film but the reviews definitely are disappointing!

    Perhaps Aamir will now feel the pinch of doing only one movie in 2 years....its all worth it when u do a Dangal but seemingly he has gone wrong majorly with TOH!! Anyway Aamir is human too....

    Thus both Salman and Aamir now have had a bad year....SRK anyway has not been having the best time of late. Here's hoping Zero, Bharat and whatever aamir does next brings the Khans back in the game....age is not on their side anymore!

    1. Negetive review srk ki kharidi hui media de rhi h

      Or zero me ek bona 2 gilrls ko kese pta leta h , vo b india ki sabse bdi heroin ko😂😂😂😂😂😂

    2. No guys.....gotta admit that TOH is not as per expectations or even close! Dear Aamir got it wrong this time but its just fine ya....

      No point blaming SRK or Salman or the media.....such is the environment now, the media and audience are extremely unforgiving to a wweak film!

      Though I saw the film last night and do feel its a One Time Watch !!!!!

  9. 300cr. Budget ki movie ko hit hone ke liye 370cr.. chahiye jo negative reviews ke bad mushkil h namunkeen nhi

    Aamir star power or festival film ko kha tak le jate h dekhn

  10. Very good review

    Ankur sir true review or news dete h

  11. I'm Just Searching Here The Biggest Ch***ya SunilKhurana...Where Is He..Only He Can Make TOH A Blockbuster...

  12. It is a really a mass entertainer... Race 3,jab Harry met sajal Se bahut achhaa hai..i and my family enjoyed the film in theatre...

  13. All Khan had bad movies recently. Salman with Tubelight and Race 3. Aamir now with TOH und SRK many recently

  14. Mark my words: Still the movie will do more than 250cr.

  15. Sunil khurrana urf parshya aunty tu kaha h be,,,,aakar dekh le kya hua h..

    Tera prediction first day 53crs

    Lifetime 545crs tha....yaad h na be,,,bhulna mat,,,,tu srk aur salman dono KO bura keh raha tha...

  16. Main such bol raha hoon
    First day-53cr

    Movie review -paisa vasool movie
    Aamir,Amitabh,zafira fantastic.
    Katrina in cameo role..


    1. As u said if its not 53, u have to leave the forum

    2. @ Ravi yes,
      I will leave addatoday if it fails to cross 53cr..

    3.'ll leave and again come out as a ch**ya another are such an alien from another world, who doesn't have a single piece of shame..
      Shame On You Bloodyfool..

  17. The major issue us the director itaelf. His previous work speaks all. Tashan, Dhoom 3 and TOH now, thats hat-trick of "badly reviewed" movies. Not talking about box-office success.
    No wonder why Hrithik opted out of the movie.

  18. You were tooooooooooo unrealistically generous to this film !!!! This film is an absolute cringefest !!! One of the worst bollywood movies !!!!

  19. Mitro AAJ hi tootega BAHUBALI 2 ka saara record🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    Saturday Sunday 80 crore kaun karwa raha hai bey 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    Saturday Sunday dono DIN milakar BHI 40 crore cross kiya toh tingu ki AUKAT se baahar hi hai🤣🤣🤣🤣
    MUJHE toh AAJ se hi audience TALASHNEY SE NI MIL RAHI🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣



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