Thugs of Hindostan
|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|
Yash Raj Films
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films|
Thugs of Hindostan is an upcoming 2018 Indian Hindi-language action-adventure film written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. It is based on Philip Meadows Taylor’s 1839 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.
The film’s plot is based on Philip Meadows Taylor’s 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug, about a thug (also known as a thuggee)called Ameer Ali, whose gang of thugs posed a serious challenge to the British Empire in India during the early 19th century. The film tells a fictional story set between 1790 and 1805.
Thugs of Hindostan
- Amitabh Bachchan as Ismail, a high-ranking thug and the adoptive father of Ameer Ali
- Aamir Khan as Ameer Ali, a prominent thug of ethnic Afghan origin, orphaned as a child and raised by thugs.
- Katrina Kaif
- Fatima Sana Shaikh
- Ronit Roy
- Shashank Arora
- Abdul Quadir Amin
- Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
- Satyadev Kancharana
The film’s production budget is ₹210 crore (US$31 million), making it the most expensive Yash Raj Films productions, 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. The film’s climax will be filmed in Rajasthan.
It was rumoured that Aamir Khanwasn’t convinced with Katrina’s work in a few scenes involving action sequences and asked her to reshoot those portions but YRF later denied this.
Amitabh Bachchan suffered with neck and back pain due to the heavy clothing and stunts in the film.
This is Khan’s second time collaborating with Vijay Krishna Acharyaand 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.
Jackie Shroff was to be a part of the film, but had to turn the role down due to conflicting commitments.
- Thugs of Hindostan on IMDb