Thugs of Hindostan Trailer is viral, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and An Extravagant Big Screen Spectacle is all set to light up our Diwali.
Thugs of Hindostan Trailer is viral, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and An Extravagant Big Screen Spectacle is all set to light up our Diwali. The film promises to be an extremely entertaining yet engaging retelling of a chapter from the modern Indian history in a new manner. The trailer has gone viral and the makers have achieved something which is never seen before in Indian Cinema when it comes to the scale.
Thugs of Hindostan trailer was shared by Aamir Khan on Thursday, after a week of motion posters teasing the looks of film’s principal cast — Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh. The trailer launch of Yash Raj Films’ most ambitious film also coincides with Yash Chopra’s birth anniversary today.
The trailer takes us back to 1795; British are the ascendant power but giving them stiff challenge are a band of thugs. The British have their guns and firepower, while the Indians, led by Amitabh’s character Khudabaksh (who is reverentially called Azad by his followers) with Fatima as his trusted lieutenant. The over 3.5-minute trailer introduces us to all the principal characters and their motives. The most noticeable is Aamir’s Firangi Mallah, who begins by two-timing both sides of the divide. But did he switch sides towards the end of the trailer? Katrina makes a fleeting appearance in the clip.
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The Thugs of Hindostan team has kept fans and viewers invested, in a big way, in the film ever since the first poster was unveiled on September 18. Since then, the makers of the film have been giving us a peek into the world of the Thugs — Amitabh Bachchan plays Khudabaksh, described as ‘one & only master of Thugs’. Next up was Fatima Sana Shaikh’s character called Zafira whose description says that “she rises from the embers” and is known to be an ace with bow and arrow. Then, we were introduced to the villain of the piece, Englishman named John Clive. In fact, Aamir, while sharing the same poster, gave us a bit of a history lesson when he mentioned that this Clive should not be confused with the other one, Robert Clive, from the annals of modern Indian history.
The makers then shared a picture of Katrina Kaif’s character — the seductive dancer-entertainer who goes by the name Suraiyya. The last motion poster was, of course, that of the hero Aamir, who plays a rakish never-do-good called Firangi Mallah. Sharing his poster, Aamir had written: “And this is me Firangi Mallah. You will not find anyone kinder than me on this planet. Truth is my second name and loyalty is in my work. I swear on my grandmother.” Aamir’s Firangi is a looks like a comic book character with his weird outfit, wearing a green jacket and a top hat and riding a donkey.
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The look and feel of the motion posters gives us the context and overall climate in which the story is set — we realize the story is set in turbulent times when British is the dominant power in India; its dominion spreads from the foothills of the Hindukush to dust of Bengal and from the borders with Tibet till the shores of Indian ocean. However, giving them a lot of pain are many rebellions, wars, battles and mutinies across the length and breadth of the Indian subcontinent.
From the posters, we get a sense that each of the men and women did not live by the rule book but nonetheless took on a bigger bully and fought the Britishers in water as well on land.
Aamir Khan knowe to Balance his career well with both Classics and Big Money spinners is back here to only to entertain this time in a mammoth manner with Thugs of Hindostan.
Thugs of Hindostan releases November 8 to coincide with the Diwali weekend. It will also be dubbed in Tamil and Telugu.