Thugs of Hindostan
Thugs of Hindostan is an upcoming 2018 Indian Hindi-language action-adventure film written & directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. It is based on Philip Meadows Taylor's 1839 fiction novel Confessions of a Thug and stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh. It is set to be released during Diwali on 7 November 2018.
|Thugs Of Hindostan|
Theatrical first look
|Directed by||Vijay Krishna Acharya|
|Produced by||Aditya Chopra|
|Screenplay by||Vijay Krishna Acharya|
|Based on||Confessions of a Thug
by Philip Meadows Taylor
|Edited by||Namrata Rao|
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films|
The film's plot is based on Philip Meadows Taylor's 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug, about a Thug (also known as Thuggee) called Ameer Ali, whose gang of Thugs posed a serious challenge to the British Empire in India (then known as Hindustan or Hindostan) during the early 19th century. The film tells a fictional story set between 1790 and 1805. The protagonist Ameer Ali is portrayed by Aamir Khan.
- Amitabh Bachchan as Ismail, a high-ranking Thug and the adoptive father of Ameer Ali.
- Aamir Khan as Ameer Ali, the protagonist, a prominent Thug who is of Pathan origin, orphaned as a child and raised by Thugs.
- Katrina Kaif
- Fatima Sana Shaikh
- Ronit Roy
- Shashank Arora as Kinnar Chacha
- Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
- Satyadev Kancharana
The film's production budget is ₹210 crore (US$32 million), making it the most expensive Yash Raj Films production, along with Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). Filming commenced on 5 June 2017 in Malta. The film will be shot in Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur. It is also being shot in Thailand. It was rumoured that Aamir Khan wasn't convinced with Katrina's work in a few scenes involving action sequences and asked her to reshoot those portions but YRF later denied occurrence of such an incident. Amitabh Bachchan suffered with neck and back pain due to the heavy clothing and stunts in the film. The film's climax will be filmed in Rajasthan.
This is Khan's second time collaborating with Vijay Krishna Acharya and Katrina Kaif, after Dhoom 3 (2013). The film will have a dance sequence featuring Bachchan, choreographed by Prabhu Deva. It will also reportedly feature sea battles similar to ones seen in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean.
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