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Thugs of Hindostan Review: Aamir Khan steals the show

Movie: Thugs of Hindostan
Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya
Producers : Aditya Chopra
Music director: Ajay-Atul, John Stewart
Cinematographer : Manush Nandan
Editor : Ritesh Soni
Starring : Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Katrina Kaif
Release Date: 8th November 2018

Thugs of Hindostan, the periodic drama, directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Katrina Kaif, has hit the theaters today on 8th November 2018, in a very grand manner. Let’s see the storyline.

Story:

At the time when East India Company is taking over Hindostan spreading British rule wide and across, Raunakpur is still away from the clutches of Britisher and continues to rever its ruler Mirza (Ronit Roy). Britishers try to expand their might across the country and killed Mirza. His daughter Zafira (Fatima Sana Shaikh)watches her entire family getting killed and she pledges revenge. Khudabaksh (Amitabh Bachchan) saves young Zafira, makes her adept with sword-fight, the archery battle and the flying high. On the otherside, a British soldier suggests the name of a cunning thug Firangi(Aamir Khan) to nab Safira and Khudabaksh. Rest of the story is as to how Firangi reaches Khudabaksh and his team.

Plus Points:

  • Amitabh Bachchan
  • Aamir Khan
  • Fatima Sana Shaikh
  • Performance
  • Production value
  • Cinematography

Minus Points:

  • Direction
  • Narration

Performance:

One of the major assets of Thugs of Hindostan is the performance of it’s star cast. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan carries the entire movie on his strong shoulder. Aamir Khan as Firangi Mallah has given his best performance. He looks funny in few scenes whereas menacing in few scenes. With kohl-lined eyes, ear rings and a nose pin, Aamir Khan slips into the skin of a Firangi Mallah. His priorities are set, money and life. He won’t mind betraying anyone and everyone if things come down to his survival. Fatima Sana Shaikh is more confident, ambitious and better skilled. She performs the action sequences perfectly. Katrina Kaif, as dancing girl Suraiyya, is used primarily to liven up the song and dance routines. The actress will be remembered for her bone-shattering dance moves. Rest of the cast performed accordingly.

Technical:

The story of Thugs of Hindostan is interesting and impressive. It is a story of relationships, betrayal, adventure and the courage, of underdogs and their unlikely triumphs. The music is average but the background score is top notch. It elevates key scenes. Songs are wonderfully shot. The Cinematography by Manush Nandan is terrific. It has some fantastic visuals and some crazy emotions too. Art direction is natural. The editing is pathetic as at least a song and few scenes in the second half could have been edited out. The action sequences are well choreographed.

Verdict:

Thugs of Hindostan is a visual spectacle. The climax of the movie unfolds in a fort on a Dussehra day and the burning of Ravana, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil.

Overall – Film is worth a watch for Aamir Khan’s performance. But it is just an average movie

Rating : 2.5/5

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