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
Fatima Sana Shaikh
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
|Music by||Ajay Atul|
|Edited by||Namrata Rao|
|Yash Raj Films|
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films|
|Budget||₹210 crore(US$33 million)
Thugs of Hindostan is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language classic era act exploit movie written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. The movie is based on Philip Meadows Taylor’s 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug, about a Thug called Ameer Ali, whose squad of Thugs posed a severe dare to the British Empire in India (then known as Hindustan or Hindostan) through the early 19th century. The movie stars Aamir Khan as Ameer Ali, along with Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Katrina Kaif. Thugs of Hindostan is set to be released through Diwali on 7 November 2018.
- Aamir Khan as Ameer Ali, the lead protagonist, a prominent Thug who is of Pathan origin, orphaned as a child and raised by Thugs.
- Amitabh Bachchan as Ismail, the second lead character, a high-ranking Thug and the adoptive father of Ameer Ali.
- Fatima Sana Shaikh will be seen playing one of the three lead characters.
- Katrina Kaif
- Jackie Shroff
- Shashank Arora
- Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
- Satyadev Kancharana
- Ila Arun
The film’s creation finances is ₹210 cr (US$33 million), making it the most expensive Yash Raj Films manufacture. Filming commenced on 5 June 2017 in Malta. The movie is also being shot in Thailand.
It is the first instance that Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are collaborating on a movie. It is also Khan’s second time collaborating with Vijay Krishna Acharya and Katrina Kaif, after Dhoom 3 (2013). The movie will have a boogie series featuring Bachchan, arranged by Prabhu Deva. It will also allegedly characteristic sea battles like to ones seen in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean.