After enticing with impressive motion posters and promos, the film’s makers have finally unveiled the official trailer of this year’s most-awaited film ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. The film’s Telugu trailer has been unveiled by SS Rajamouli. Touted to be a historical period film set in 1795 in British India, the epic action-adventure is based on Philip Meadows Taylor’s 1839 novel ‘Confessions of a Thug’.
What is it about?
British, who came to India for business sake, have settled with power. However, a band of thugs keep troubling them and throwing serious challenges. One such band of thugs is led by Amitabh Bachchan who is seen as the master Khudabaksh, fondly called as Azad. His trusted lieutenant is Fatima Sana Shaikh who plays Zafira. She is best at bow and arrow. And we see the villain of the piece, Englishman named John Clive.
Aamir is seen as Firangi Mallah, similar to that of Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow and Willy Wonka. Aamir makes a late entry in the trailer. He has been hired to take on Azad (Amitabh). Firangi takes sides and plays the game. Which side did he take at the end? Does he eliminate Azad (Amitabh)? The film revolves around freedom.
Amitabh looks menacing as Azaad. He is ferocious and fights hard. Aamir plays dishonest, untruthful man with two-timing. His role has negative shades and also has a comic angle. Fatima gets under the skin of Zafira. She has a serious role who is good with the bow and arrow.
Katrina Kaif has sizzled as Suraiyya. She looks stunning and scorches the screen. She brings the much-needed relaxation in this serious epic action adventure.
Although the roles of Thugs of Hindostan appear to be similar to erstwhile historical epics, the ensemble cast like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan bring the much-needed attention to this film. The trailer reveals all the crucial roles in this action-adventure and also their motives. Writer-director Vijay Krishna Acharya however tries his best to maintain the emotion. This makes the Thugs of Hindostan an interesting watch.
The three-and-a-half minute trailer seems to be lengthy. Yet, it’s worth given the huge span and scale. Technicalities are good. VFX is good. Ajay-Atul’s music and backrgound score is impressive. Amitabh’s intense show works well in favour of the film. Overall, the trailer of the “Thugs of Hindostan” is engaging, enthralling.
Made with a whopping Rs 210 Crore budget, the film produced by Aditya Chopra is all set for Diwali release i.e Nov 8, 2018. Let’s wait and see, whether the “Thugs of Hindostan” could beat Rajamouli’s Baahubali or not.