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Thugs of Hindostan Movie Review, Rating

- 3.25/5
Thugs of Hindostan Movie Review, Rating ఈ సినిమా రివ్యూ ను తెలుగులో చదవండి

What Is Good

  • The Perfectionist Aamir Khan
  • Cinematography
  • Humor
  • Interval block
  • Katrina's hotness
  • Screenplay

What Is Bad

  • Shoddy VFX
  • Lengthy running time
Bottom Line: Thugs of Hindostan is that perfect Diwali treat from Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan


Two years after delivering a blockbuster with the sports drama Dangal, Bollywood perfectionist Aamir Khan is back, this time joining hands with Yashraj films and Vijay Krishna Acharya who gave him the blockbuster Dhoom 3 five years back, to deliver Thugs of Hindostan as a Diwali treat. Here's team AP Herald's exclusive first on net Thugs of Hindostan review.

Thugs of Hindostan is set in 1795 when the East India company had been ruling India and at a time when a gang called thugs lead by Khudabaksh (Amitabh Bachchan) pose a serious danger to East India company rule over Hindostan. Now the cunning east India company British men plan and use Firangi Mallah (Aamir Khan), a small-time thief to infiltrate Khudabaksh gang and destroy them. Who were Suraiya (Katrina Kaif) and Zafira (Fathima Sana Shaikh) and how they were associated with the thugs and whether firangi stayed loyal to East India company or revolted to help the thugs and chased away British is what the entertaining Thugs of Hindostan is all about.

Star Performance

Big B Amitabh Bachchan is at his classy best with a majestic portrayal of Khudabaksh and is bravery personified thanks to his looks and that baritone voice that is commanding. Aamir Khan yet again proves he's the perfectionist, with his multiple emotions, expressions and is at ease in comedy, action, and romance and entertains audience well.  Katrina Kaif is saucy and seductive and oozed oomph on the screen while Fathima Sana Shaikh is fierce as a young Warrior thug. Lloyd Owen is menacing while Ronit Roy is aptly cast.

Techinical Team

Background score by John Stewart Eduri is scintillating and elevates Massy sequences while Ajay - Atul combo gives classy songs like Suraiya, Vashmalle and Mansoor E Khuda. Cinematography by Manush Nandan is top notch presenting the grand canvas in a spectacular manner and has captured the period set up in an authentic and colorful manner. Ritesh Soni's editing deserves to applaud for keeping the audience engaged despite near three hours runtime. Director Vijay Krishna Acharya known earlier for his stylish and slick action masala entertainers like Tashan and Dhoom 3 is this time back with the backdrop of pre-independence times with the war between East India company and a gang of brave thugs, in an entertaining and massy way.


The Director has succeeded right from the casting itself with the multifaceted Amitabh Bachchan leading from the front and Aamir subtly playing second fiddle at occasions and rising at perfect points in the screenplay. The first half establishes the premise and the twists in the characters very well, towards the interval leads to an ultimate Massy High, while the second half is terrific with screenplay moving at breakneck speed and with thrills and goosebumps moments overloaded. With stunning cinematography by Manush Nandan and art direction that suits the 17th century setup well, with engrossing performances by Aamir and Amitabh and sensuous and captivating act by the saucy temptress Katrina Kaif, Vijay Krishna Acharya delivers a complete commercial package in an unconventional and unexpected setup and achieves success thanks to an engaging and pacy screenplay loaded with right mix of mass, class, emotions and some adrenaline rush, action and stunts. All said, the perfectionist Aamir Khan scores yet another blockbuster this festive season.

Cast & Crew

4 / 5 - 6745
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