Thugs of Hindostan Review & Rating

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Release Date
November 8, 2018

Bollywood biggies Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan teamed up for the first time for a high-budget period drama, ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. The movie is one of the biggest releases this year. Set with the backdrop of pre-independence times in 1795, the movie features Katrina Kaif and ‘Dangal’ fame Sana Fathima Sheik as the female leads. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the promotional material also received a thumping response with his Hollywood standards. The magnum opus has finally hit the screens today on November 8th. Let’s check out the review of the movie.

Thugs of Hindostan Movie Review And Rating

Story:
It was 1795 during the pre-independence times where the British East India Company is slowly gaining control over our country. Then comes a rebellious Indian freedom fighter Azaad (Amitabh Bachchan) who wants to put an end for the British rule. British is trying hard to spoil the intentions of the rebels. In that process, the British commander John Clive sends Firangi (Aamir Khan), a thug to Azaad’s camp. Firangi should become friends with Azaad and make sure to ruin Azaad’s plan. What happens then? Did Firangi succeed in spoiling Azaad’s plans? Did Azaad teach a lesson to Firangi? Forms the rest of the story.

Performances:
Amitabh Bachchan is undoubtedly one of the finest actors in the industry. He has been proving his talent from a long time and now has nailed his performance as Aazad in the film. One will definitely wonder if he really is 75-year-old with his capabilities in wielding the sword. Aamir Khan as Firangi Mallaiah is a perfectionist for a reason. His flawless performance breathes life into his character. Katrina Kaif is an eye feast for the viewers. Her killer dance moves, striking beauty and mesmerizing acting will leave us in awe. She got a meaty role in the film and stunned the audience with her performance. Sana Fathima Sheikh appeared in a thug role and she has delivered an energetic performance. Lloyd Owen has invested hard work and strength in his character and delivered a great performance. The rest of the cast also made their presence felt.

Technical Aspects:
The screenplay is just pale. The story set with the backdrop of 1795 is really not impressive. The story is a blend of emotions, comedy, betrayal, freedom fights etc. The way the director narrated the complicated script is frustrating. The scenes between Amitabh and Aamir are poorly-written. The production values of Yash Raj Films are lavish. This is made on a highest budget and the producers haven’t compromised in terms of quality. The music by Ajay-Atul is quite good. The background score by John Stewart Eduri is terrific. The BGM elevated the intensity of the scenes well. The runtime is a major drawback in the film. The editing is okay. The dialogues are well-written. The visual effects will be one of the major highlights.

Verdict:
The film has a runtime of almost three full hours and the first half itself took a lot of time. The first half is all about introducing characters. Aamir’s character is expected to have comical elements but there aren’t many in reality. Amitabh’s character grabbed a lot of respect and is portrayed well. The first half doesn’t have many stories to tell but the second makes up for it with some twists and turns. The stunt scenes are choreographed well. But they are not that enjoyable. There are some scenes which missed the logic. The movie is a blend of loyalty, trust, love, and betrayal. ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is a well-acted and poorly-written lengthy epic which irks the audience. Finally, the movie is an unexpected disappointment from Aamir Khan after a long time.

Also Read: Aamir-Amitabh’s Thugs of Hindostan Disappoints Fans

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Total Critics:3

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Critic Reviews for The Boxtrolls

a well-acted and poorly-written lengthy epic
Rating: 2.25/5

klapboardpost.com

too tacky and unconvincing
Rating: 2.5/5

NDTV.com

feeble, formulaic, forgettable
Rating: 1/5

Hindustan Times