Why Thugs of Hindostan failed to appeal to the audiences?

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Yesterday we saw one of the mega-starrer, big-budgeted film releasing at the box office. With a stellar cast like Amitabh Bachchan and Amir Khan accompanied by glamour quotient, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sheikh; a fantasy storyline all arched in the pre-independence era, Thugs of Hindostan had all the ingredient for a spectacular film. But, unfortunately, the film could not leave a mark on the audiences.

Before heading further, let me take you through the story of the film. In simple words, Thugs of Hindostan is a fictional drama set in 1795 when the Britishers attacked India. Amir Khan acts as an infiltrator in Amitabh Bachchan’s squad who are fighting the Britishers. What’s more disappointing was the performances by the female cast, Fatima Sheikh (Zaira, the heir to the throne in the film) and Katrina Kaif (Umrao, the dancer). In the entire film, we could not figure out what was the need of the two female cast. Coming back to the story, the discontinuity of the storyline and Amir’s approach to appear like Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of Carribean makes the film loose audience’s interest.

Thugs of Hindostan was a big-budgeted film with an even bigger star cast. In fact, the film had two of the best actors from Bollywood, Amir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan . Despite all these factors Thugs of Hindostan failed to lure the audiences, for some the film was not presented in the right manner and some found the storyline to be kiddish making it appear boring. All these contributed to making Thugs of Hindostan disappearing to the audiences and critics. What we can decipher after this is that there is nothing that can beat a good storyline. Even the best of the actors cannot make a weak story become a hit at the box office. Well, all we can say is that Thugs of Hindostan was a disappointment.

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