Aamir Khan: He is a two-faced rogue on the Company payroll sent to infiltrate Bachchan’s squad and bring him down.
Amitabh Bachchan: He plays a rebel, a freedom fighter rallying troops against the colonisers
Fatima Sana Shaikh: She was so good in Dangal, plays a princess who doesn’t have a line for the first hour, but is a fierce combatant – just, mind you, not fierce enough.
Story: After the British company’s officer Clive (Lloyd Owen) takes over the kingdom of Mirza (Ronit Roy), princess Zafira (Fatima Sana Shaikh) and Khudabaksh aka Azaad (Amitabh Bachchan) form a band of rebel pirates who swear to defeat the English officer and win their freedom back. The British Company in return, hire the wily thug Firangi (Aamir Khan) to track Azaad’s gang and thwart his plans.
Direction: 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.
Thugs of Hindostan (2018): At 2 hours and 45 minutes, the film feels a little too long, blame it on weak editing. The grand canvas of the film does hold sway in terms of the visual experience, but in the end, this one is all show and shallow in substance.
Review by Shreya Ghosh