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Thugs of Hindostan Movie Review

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Average Ratings:2/5
Score: 100 % Negative
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:  News18

The biggest disappointment, without question, is the wasted opportunity of a plot that squanders the possible chemistry between Bachchan and Khan. For that we’ll just have to wait until a better film comes along.I’m going with a generous two out of five for Thugs of Hindostan. It doffs its hat to everything from Kranti to Pirates of the Caribbean, but this ship hits the iceberg early on in its journey.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:  Bollywood Hungama

On the whole, THUGS OF HINDOSTAN has some engrossing moments in the first half, that’s about it. The post-interval portions are an absolute downer. The plot is formulaic, while the screenplay is riddled with cinematic liberties. At the box-office, TOH is bound to have a huge weekend thanks to the festive period coupled with tremendous hype and the impressive names involved. But once the initial euphoria settles down, it’ll be difficult for the film to sustain. This one is a golden opportunity lost, a KING-SIZED DISAPPOINTMENT!

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Ratings: Review By: Komal Nahta Site:  Zee ETC Bollywood Business

On the whole, Thugs Of Hindostan is a major disappointment. The word of mouth for the film will be bad (despite the fact that the masses may not hate it) and, therefore, collections will drop down fast and furiously after the initial euphoria dies down and after the festive and holiday period gets over. The producers, of course, may make some profits but that’s more because they had sold the satellite and digital rights of the film at phenomenal prices, before the film’s theatrical release. Compared to the scale, canvas and budget of the film, its box-office earnings will be a dampener.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Saibal Site:  NDTV

Big, bloated, bombastic, Thugs Of Hindostan is a period saga that banks solely upon action and spectacle for impact. The characters that populate it are, like the thousand ships that the film launches in the service of a bitter early 19th century battle between the fast-expanding British East India Company and a band of intrepid rebels who refuse to be enslaved by a foreign power, are as flimsy as cardboard. Thugs Of Hindostan barely ever hits terra firma. And when it does on the rare occasion, it fails to stay rooted long enough for those moments to make a difference.

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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:  Indian Express

What you get instead is nothing but a massive cherry-picking enterprise from big entertainers of the past, many of them YRF’s own. Not only do you end up picking up on past films, scenes and references, you are left struggling with staleness and boredom.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rachit Site:  Times Of India

Action, adventure and fantasy is a genre that you associate with Hollywood’s big-ticket movies. So to watch India’s answer to films like Pirates Of The Caribbean is a novel experience. While Thugs Of Hindostan has the aspirations to be a big-budget entertainer, it can’t quite emulate the same thrills of a Johnny Depp swashbuckler. In all fairness, despite the lacklustre writing, the film does manage to look and feel like a top-grade adventure film. It certainly looks like a million bucks, it doesn’t feel the same way.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Behindwoods Site:  Behindwoods

Story-wise, there’s not much to rave about. Some elements are not fairly new but the film has its moments. Cutting down on a couple of sequences would have certainly aided the crispiness of the screenplay. The dialogues are well-etched, with some indirect lessons on loyalty, trust, love, and betrayal.Verdict: Stunts and performances make the not-so-engaging ‘Thugs Of Hindsotan’, watchable.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Umesh Site:  Koimoi

All said and done, Thugs Of Hindostan is no Race 3 or Veer but it’s an awe-inspiring disappointment. At this stage of his career, Aamir Khan should be extra cautious of not slipping towards the projects and act in the movies he’s known for. Thugs Of Hindostan will do nothing but steal your ticket money giving nothing memorable in this barter.

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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site:  Hindustan Times

It takes a lot to make pirates boring. Without a doubt, Thugs Of Hindostan is a whole lot of movie — the biggest budget Yash Raj production of all time, the first film to star both Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan — and yet this giant period epic turns out to be feeble, formulaic and entirely forgettable. Directed by Dhoom 3’s Vijay Krishna Acharya, here is a film so dull and unoriginal that it can only inspire the shrugs of Hindustan.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Meena Iyer Site:  DNA

On the flip side, it is a pity no one thought of writing a more novel story, especially when they had two superstars on board their ship. It is a pity that after spending so much on VFX, gimmickry and virgin locales of Malta, no one thought it appropriate to fit the whole thing in with more emotion and entertainment. Verdict: If you like films that are high on style and low on substance watch TOH. After all, you may not get another opportunity to watch Amitabh and Aamir in an adventure of this scale.

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Thugs of Hindostan ( Thugs of Hindustan)Story:

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.

Thugs of Hindostan Release Date:

Nov 8, 2018 ( India)

Thugs of Hindostan Cast:

Amitabh Bachchan as Khudabaksh Azaad, a commander of the Thugs
Aamir Khan as Firangi Mallah, a small-time Thug from Awadh
Katrina Kaif as Suraiyya, a dancer and performer
Fatima Sana Shaikh as Zafira, a warrior-archer Thug
Lloyd Owen as John Clive, a ruthless British East India Company officer

Director:  Vijay Krishna Acharya

Producer: 
Aditya Chopra
Yash Raj Films

 

Run Time:  2 hour 44 Minutes

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