Thugs Of Hindostan Movie Review: Quite Not Much Expecting And Appealing
Thugs Of Hindostan Movie Review: Finally, the biggest film of the Indian Cinema hits the theatres today and we are ready to see the two iconic legends share screen space together.
Most period films which have come out recently have been attracting most of the modern audience who have lost interest in masala potboilers and overrated entertainers. These kinds of films take the viewers on a ride which was not shown to most of them. Thugs Of Hindostan is one such film which is made to bring the audience of different generations together.
The tale begins with Zafira (Fatima Sana Sheikh) whose life comes to a standstill when all her ancestral wealth and her fortress has been captured by the Britishers in the pretext of offering friendship. Her only confidante in this difficult time is Khudabaksh (Amitabh Bachchan) who is like a robin hood to his clan and a threat to the East India Company. Zafira and Khudabaksh become a tag team and decide to loot every ship which enters India from the United Kingdom.
The East India Company officer John Clive (Lloyd Owen) is overwhelmed by the attacks and conjures up a plan to neutralise the threat. He strikes up a conversation with Firangi (Aamir Khan), a small-time thug from Awadh and asks him to become a mole in Khudabaksh's army of bandits. Then becomes the battle between the hunter and the hunted.
The director Vijay Krishna Acharya wanted to make this film equivalent to the standards of Hollywood, but sadly the film seems like a failed recipe of making pasta in the form of biriyani which is not digestible to the Indian palate.
Amitabh Bachchan has literally surprised his fans with his character Khudabaksh in the film. Despite the age, the actor proves that he will keep doing roles like this in the near future.
This is the first time Aamir Khan has been paired up with Amitabh Bachchan and his character seems to be someone who can never be trusted ever again. The role seems best suited for him ranging from the comic timing to action sequences.
Fatima Sana Sheikh, who was one film old with Dangal shares screen space along with Aamir Khan. The actress has worked really hard in performing most of the action sequences and the death-defying stunts all by herself.
Katrina Kaif is more of a blink and miss appearance in the film. There is nothing more you can expect from the actress in this flick. The only thing she does frequently is only dancing which she has excelled.
If you are expecting some rural flavour in the film, you will be disappointed to hear that the film goes half-baked when it comes to adding local dialects and lingos in the conversation between the characters.
The music seems quite good and its perfect for the mood as well. The music directors Ajay-Atul have done a tremendous job in giving the best songs like Vashmalle, Suraiyya and Manzoor-E-Khuda. Manzoor-E-Khuda happens to be my personal favourite.
Despite all the budget spent on making this film much grander than the previous films of the same genre, it seems like a failed opportunity.
Watch this film only to watch Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan's chemistry.