‘Thugs of Hindostan’ Mid-Ticket Review: The first half of the film is boring and illogical
The first half of ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is boring and illogical. Despite all the hype that the movie has been creating for a long time now, the film has turned out to be a grand ship that sinks.
Amitabh Bachchan has little to do except fight and deliver some really loaded dialogues, Katrina Kaif has an inconsequential special appearance, Fatima Sana Shaikh shines but only briefly and Aamir Khan‘s jokes fall flat (not because of his acting skills).
A packed theatre in an early morning show is not usual, but the audiences looked like they sacrificed their morning sleep for nothing. Coming to the story, Khudabaksh (Amitabh Bachchan) is like a commander who uses some wily tactics to fool the Britishers and Loot a ship for his fight.
Aamir Khan is a thug who is appointed by a British officer to stop Khudabaksh. It’s a complicated story (but poorly executed) that had the potential to be entertaining, but alas, money cannot buy everything. In this case, the makers have failed to buy a taut script. To be a little nice to the movie, the sets do appear grand and the production values are of an international level. Yet, we are not looking forward to the second half.