Thugs of Hindostan suffers from poor script, music

After the British company’s officer Clive (Lloyd Owen) takes over the kingdom of Mirza (Ronit Roy), princess Zafira (Fatima Sana Shaikh) and Khudabaksh aka Azaad (Amitabh Bachchan) form a band of rebel pirates who swear to fight the English officer and win their freedom back. The British Company in return, hire the wily thug Firangi (Aamir Khan) to track Azaad’s gang and thwart his plans.

 Action, adventure and fantasy is a genre that you associate with Hollywood’s big-ticket movies. So to watch India’s answer to films like ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’, at the onset seemed like a novel experience. While ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’ has the aspires to be a big-budget entertainer, it does not come upto the level of  a Johnny Depp pirate movie.

The movie doesn’t throw up a single good surprise or twist. The screen play is tedious,prolonged and over-dramatic.

Another disappointing aspect is the music by Ajay-Atul, that doesn’t add to the narrative. While the individual performances by Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are noteworthy, the rest of the cast just never comes together. Katrina Kaif is limited to two songs and a few lines of dialogue, while Fatima Sana Shaikh is left at the mercy of some badly choreographed action sequences.

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