The action-adventure Thugs Of Hindostan starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif will entertain you, but only in parts!
Film: Thugs Of Hindostan
Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya
The film starts with the British Officer Clive (Lloyd Owen) taking over the kingdom of Mirza (Ronit Roy) leaving little Zafira (Fatima Sana Shaikh) grieving without her parents. Khudabaksh (Amitabh Bachchan) takes care of her and grows her into a warrior who is waiting to take her revenge. The story finds a new angle with Firangi Mallah (Aamir Khan)’s entry, whose nature is betraying. Suraiya (Katrina Kaif) has just two songs in the film and hence nothing much can be said about her.
Firangi’s wit, Khudabaksh or as he is called in the film, Azaad’s heroism, Zafira’s emotions and a little bit of glam quotient from Suraiya, is what the film is all about. Thugs of Hindostan is our very own ‘Desi Pirates Of The Carribean’, where the Indian thugs fight against the British rule for freedom.
After Tashan and Dhoom 3, Director Vijay Krishna Acharya has again disappointed us with a weak narrative. The film is indeed visually appealing but it lacks on the entertainment quotient.
Aamir Khan is the heart of the film, as expected and his witty nature will keep making you giggle. It was surprising to see Amitabh Bachchan perform such thrilling stunts. But we have to say that he managed to do it pretty well. Heavy and intense dialogues suit him and it worked this time as well.
The two beauties Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif have very little to do in the film. While the former has done justice to whatever small role she has been given, the latter is a part of just two songs and we wonder if we should really call her the leading lady!
Thugs Of Hindostan is being expected to be the biggest release of the year. But the songs do not quite live upto that standard. After all, everyone expects perfection from Mr Perfectionist’s film. The first half of the film is rather slow but it picks up the pace in the second half with Firangi’s change of heart. A few twists and turns in the latter part of the film are the saving grace of the poor storytelling.
All-in-all, the film will entertain you but only in parts. An average screenplay, a weak narrative, below average songs, good enough dialogues and performances by the actors and the visual appeal make Thugs Of Hindostan a one-time-watch!
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