If trailers are predictors of a film’s fate at the box office, Thugs of Hindustan will have to release the second trailer as its saving grace. The much-awaited movie starring Amir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles, with Katrina Kaif adding a dash of glamour is set to release on November 8, and its trailer launch left everybody laughing, at least on Twitter. Here is our review of the Thugs of Hindustan trailer.
Thugs of Hindostan takes you on a nostalgia trip. Amir Khan has gone back into the Lagaan era, but his ways seem much different than the hardworking Bhuvan. He is portraying a scrupulous chap called Firangi. Bachchan, on the other hand, plays a seafarer.
Katrina’s role was unclear from the trailer as she is seen dancing throughout the trailer, except for one scene, where she is onboard a ship.
The trailer shows an ideological fight between two Indian men in the colonial era with lots of singing and dancing. It is one of the most ambitious projects in the Indian film industry after Baahubali. The film is based on a novel on an 1839 novel called ‘Confessions of a Thug’ by Philip Meadows Taylor.
Twitter often fires up when new movie trailers are released, and the movie was trending in India at the time of trailer release. The conversation, however, revolved around two topics- the movie’s questionable VFX and its striking comparison to Pirates of the Caribbean series.
In one of the opening scenes of the trailer, some low-quality VFX of ships sailing the sea caught everyone’s attention. The last period film criticized so heavily for its effects was Mohenjo Daro- which was hailed as a thunderous fail by the moviegoers even with a big star, big director and an exemplary budget.
The second comparison, which is ‘on-your-face’ during the entire trailer is the movie’s Indian rendition of Pirates of the Caribbean. Khan is clearly taking a feather from Johnny Depp’s cap and touting it as his own in the trailer. His mannerisms, actions, and style all are reminiscent of Depp’s Jack Sparrow.
What to expect from the movie?
The whole premise looks clear from the trailer- the movie will contain some glamour, some patriotism and two stalwarts of Indian film industry on the opposite sides of the war. The fate of the movie cannot be predicted yet. It looks like a big-budget masala outing that Bollywood is famous for and the period setting is perfect for Khan who has previously made two movies from the genre with a 50 percent success rate.
Unless a new trailer or song arrives, you can enjoy hundreds of Thugs of Hindostan memes going viral on the internet.
*image credit- Yashraj Films