Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bacchan’s acting was outstanding in Thugs of Hindustan.
The acting of Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bacchan and other artists in the film The Thugs of Hindustan was outstanding. The main message was the cheating of the British East Indian Company in 1790 onwards and capturing estates by treachery. Khuda Baksh played by Amitabh Bacchan and Firangi played by Aamir Khan helped the estates to get back control from the British East India company.
Aamir Khan always had put up great efforts to portray his character. It happened in this film as well. Amitabh Bacchan also did a great job at his age. Yet due to negative publicity, the film struggled in getting box office success. Presently it has collected around 140 crores. It is sad that the audience could not get the historical message of the period drama. A lot of effort was put up in building the ships that were captured in the original story. The action stunts were also mindblowing. Music was good. Photography was good. Viewers instead of reading the negative reviews should go and watch the film.
Thugs of Hindostan is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language epic action-adventure film, written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, and produced by Aditya Chopra under his banner Yash Raj Films. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Lloyd Owen. Set in 1795, the film follows a band of Thugs led by Khudabaksh Azaad, who aspires to free Hindostan (the Indian subcontinent) from the rule of the expanding British East India Company. Alarmed, British commander John Clive sends a small-time Thug from Awadh, Firangi Mallah, to infiltrate and counter the threat.
Produced on an estimated budget of ₹300 crore (US$42 million), Thugs of Hindostan is the most expensive Bollywood film. Initially titled Thug, the film marked the first time Khan and Bachchan featured together as leads, and was the second collaboration between Khan, Acharya and Kaif, after Dhoom 3 (2013). Principal photography commenced on 5 June 2017 in Malta; the film was also shot in Thailand and Mehrangarh. It was put on a short hiatus after Bachchan was injured on set. Filming concluded in March 2018, the final schedule being completed in Rajasthan. The soundtrack was composed by Ajay-Atul, with lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
Thugs of Hindostan was released during the week of the Diwali festival, on 8 November 2018. Upon release, the film received generally negative reviews; while critics praised the performances of Bachchan and Khan, Acharya's direction and screenplay were criticized. The film recorded the highest first-day collection and highest two-day collection for any Hindi film in India, and the fourth biggest opening weekend in India. As of 13 November 2018, Thugs of Hindostan has grossed ₹218.07 crore ($33.49 million) at the worldwide box office. It has also recovered approximately ₹170 crore ($26.11 million) from satellite, digital and music rights.
In 1795, when the Indian subcontinent was known as Hindustan or Hindostan, king Mirza Sikander Baig was killed by John Clive. The residents of his kingdom are massacred, and the land is annexed by the British. The only surviviors are his daughter, Zafira Baig, and general, Khudabaksh. Khudabaksh defeats the retreating enemy soldiers, and raises Zafira as his daughter, training her in the arts of warfare.
Years later, Khudabaksh, now known as Jahaazi, leads a band of Indian bandits known as Thugs, who specialize in sea-based warfare and expose a serious challenge to the expanding British East India Company which had, by then, seized control of large parts of India. John Clive is alarmed, and assigns his right-hand to counter the rising threat posed by the Thugs.
Firangi Mallah, a good-for-nothing, small-time Thug who makes his living by stealing necessary accessories, is recruited by the British to meet this challenge. He appears before Jahaazi and asks him for his refuge. Jahaazi accepts, and Firangi turns into a routine informer for the Company. He finds solace with a dancer named Suraiyya. Firangi aims to be an English-man himself, and hence dresses up as one in many circumstances.
Firangi betrays the Thugs on many occasions. Jahaazi, who wishes to straighten the wayward Firangi and bring him into the Thug life, gets suspicious and realizes the truth. He confronts Firangi and they have a duel. Jahaazi looses, and concedes defeat to Firangi, while expressing hope that he will change his ways.
At the final encounter with the British at an abandoned fort, Jahaazi and Zafira fight the British and find themselves outnumbered and their ranks falling. Firangi and his cronies suddenly appear and turn the tide of the battle. Zafira defeats Clive, and justice is served. Jahaazi looks to the sky and realizes the unfertile land has now borne fruit, suggesting that Firangi has now become an empathetic human capable of greatness.