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2019-07-31 21:54:11

Thugs of Hindostan Gigantic trailer raises the expectations

Thugs of Hindostan is an upcoming 2018 Indian Hindi-language epic action-adventure film written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. It is produced by Aditya Chopra under his banner Yash Raj Films. The film features Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Lloyd Owen in lead roles. It follows a band of thugs led by Khudabaksh Azaad (Bachchan), which functions during company rule in India and aspires to free the country from the British. Alarmed, John Clive (Owen), a British commander, sends Firangi Mallah (Khan), a small-time thug from Awadh, to counter the threat.

Made on a budget of ?3 billion (US$42 million), Thugs of Hindostan is the most expensive Bollywood film. It marks the second collaboration between Khan, Acharya and Kaif, after Dhoom 3 (2013). Principal photography commenced on 5 June 2017 in Malta. In October, a dance sequence choreographed by Prabhu Deva and centred on Bachchan was filmed.

The film was also shot in Thailand and Mehrangarh; it was put on a short hiatus after Bachchan experienced discomfort on set. Filming concluded in March 2018, the final schedule being completed in Rajasthan.Thugs of Hindostan is set to be released during the week of the Diwali festival, on 8 November 2018.