THUGS OF HINDOSTAN | Bollywood Movie | Released on 8 November 2018 (India)
Movie is Based on Philip Meadows Taylor's 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug, the movie tells us about a thug named Ameer Ali and his gang, whose nefarious ways posed a serious challenge to the British Empire in India between 1790 and 1805.
The Plot: After the British company’s officer Clive (Lloyd Owen) takes over the kingdom of Mirza (Ronit Roy), princess Zafira (Fatima Sana Shaikh) and Khudabaksh (Amitabh Bachchan) form a band of rebels who swear to defeat the British and win their Freedom and Kingdom back. The British Company in return, hire the wily thug Firangi (Aamir Khan) to track Azaad’s gang and thwart his plans.
The Review: Considering the Trend of Bahubali. Its very easy to predict the story as it unfolds ; right from the Initial 5 minutes of the movie.
The Story is Old ; King is cheated and his kingdom is taken over by a Villan Gang( British company ), the Princess escapes (Zafira) with the Help of a Rebel ( Khudabaksh ). She grows old , tough and fights back with her Rebel Gang and Reclaims her Kingdom back.
The Actors have done justification to their roles with Aamir Khan and Amithab Bachan at their best.
The Cinematography , Visual Effects and Background Scores are excellent ; up to the mark with Hollywood Movies.
There are flaws in editing and movie is lengthy with a weak predictable plot. ( 2 Hrs 45 Minutes )
Overall for the Budget of 300 Crores and Time period of 9 months, the Producer has pulled it off onto the Screen.
Considering the Climax the Movie should have been released for Dussehra 2018.
Good Movie for Fans, Families and Kids.
However it will not be convincing to an Indian Crowd cause of Stereotype Mentality. ( its not good untill a foreigner says it is !!! )
When you can wait for and bare Bahubali for 5 years. Thugs of Hindostan is a cake walk.
We rate it 3 / 5.