Images from Thugs of Hindostan (updated)

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  1. And the madness begins!

    Like the logo, love the release date – Nov 8th. The race to 50+ cr opening day is on.

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  2. Epic Poster; Loved the 2 swords and one shield. And a terrific BGM. Can’t get the Haila Haila Hey chorus out of my head

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  3. Whatever i see here is better than that 2.0 teaser.

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  4. Wowowow…
    Bags of Coins will start getting readied all over the Bwood viewing universe..

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  5. Excellently designed motion poster. Love every bit of it, but especially that anchor drop at the end.😊 Hoping that the film lives up to the promise glimpsed so far.

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    • agree completely. the film has to live up to this logo.

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      • I have never predicted big numbers for any Aamir film, even Dangal which was shown widely through industry, and garnered praise,before release. Wait and watch is my policy.

        But all over the net I find humongous numbers being predicted for TOH. Hmmm…good to be confident — but I for one will be happy if they first get back their supposed budget of Rs 300 crores.

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        • This time things maybe different unless something goes wrong spookily.

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        • No LS, budget is not 300 cr. The production budget is 200-10 cr and with P&A costs it will be 225-230 cr total investment (without Aamir’s fees of course). He has 70% profit sharing deal here.

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  6. There is absolutely no takeaways for me.
    Maybe those who did not know the starcast will now know.

    Will wait for trailer / poster.

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    • Pretty much agree though absolutely no damage is done here at all except the mystery continues…

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      • For any over-hyped project, no damage is always a win-win result. This is a cool logo launch and announcement of the final release date. What else can you expect out of it?

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        • Nothing more! I personally don’t want anymore. Firmly believe less is more in some cases. Keep everyone guessing and land one big kick ass trailer. I think Ghajini’s trailer did this.

          As share prices go… everyone would have bet big a day before 2.0 and TOH respectively for short term gain. 2.0 you’d have a tanked share price once it’s teaser came out with some recovery the next day (you’re sitting on a loss now praying for the trailer to reverse the trend). With TOH it will be flat right now. You won’t sell in case of something bigger arriving i.e. the trailer. You might sell or buy for a bit of profit.

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      • Yes no damage, mystery continues.

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  7. They made Logo a sort of teaser.

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  8. Thecooldude Says:

    Just a poster….nothing really exciting here.

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    • Thecooldude Says:

      Though September 8 means 50 CR first day is def on now

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      • Nov 8. It really depends on the trailer. A kickass trailer can take it beyond 55 cr imo.

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        • Sanju went above 45 Cr on Sunday so even some basic stuff like TOH is a much bigger film with bigger cast, YRF, releasing on the biggest day of the year, most definitely higher ATP, a proportion of business from 3d likely, a film more likely to penetrate masses etc, 50Cr would be pretty average IMO. At least late 50’s knocking on the door of 60 Cr. Even PRDP cracked 40Cr in 2015, that was pre GST changes. So I expect TOH to blow records by a distance, such a distance that only a Salman or Aamir film will have a chance and probably a project that isn’t even on their radar currently (maybe at least 2 years before the record is threatened). Obviously a good trailer must follow for this to happen.

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  9. Test.

    Two of my earlier comments did not show up.

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  10. @Marcus — This article with dumb title, mentions rs 300 crores.

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    • Its not true, i think they may have picked it up from our great boi who supposedly included aami’s fees in such random number throwing.

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  11. Thugs of Hindostan has been budgeted at approximately Rs 300 crore. “Thugs of Hindostan is a big action-adventure film. There’s no message in that. I am playing a character who cannot be trusted at all – [so it’s the] very opposite of Dangal … He’s a very slippery character. He has no scruples at all – for money he can sell his mother out. He’s like that,” Aamir earlier told South China Morning Post about the film.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/thugs-of-hindostan-logo-and-release-date-out-amitabh-bachchan-trumps-aamir-khan-for-top-billing/story-PFHGfyHhIp4DWCllXawW1J.html

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  12. A Hindustan Times article. Link not getting posted.🤔

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  13. Thugs of Hindostan: Rs 250 crore
    Student of The Year 2: Rs 60 crore
    Kedarnath: Rs 80 crore
    2.0: Rs 350 crore
    Total Dhamaal: Rs 100 crore
    Zero: Rs 200 crore
    Simmba: Rs 80 crore

    http://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/thugs-of-hindostan-zero-to-simmba-budget-round-up-of-7-major-bollywood-releases-in-november-december/

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  14. Saurabh – Any update on china release date?

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  15. thecooldude Says:

    A 60 CR opening day with all the hype and (presumably) very good WOM MIGHT take it to 300 CR extended first week. Damn!

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    • As ludicrous as it sounds, there is an outside shot at this. Of course it would need to open @60Cr and have good WOM.

      60+40+45+50+30+27.5+25+22.5 is 300Cr. But obviously TOH will need to at least have strong WOM across all demographics. And to challenge BB2 it will need something like a first week in this range. It’s lost a day by releasing on 8th rather than 7th so conceivably 2.0 will put a speedbreak on its run in 4th week/last day of third week. 4th week onwards I doubt it does anything more than 20Cr. So working backwards it will need some ridiculous numbers to catch BB2. 400Cr should be possible inside 2 weeks.

      All this can only happen if it’s a strong product.

      Here front loading will help as long as product matches hype. It’s an event movie so box office could go anywhere.

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      • think it’s entirely possible.. one only has to see the 10 day D3 run.

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      • I will wait for trailer before talking about 200 cr in first 4 days.

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        • Everything depends on a strong film. The trailer will obviously help with opening but the turnaround time in this world of social media is instant so even if the trailer is par but movie is strong such numbers can be possible. Think the market potential will be 70Cr+. Averaging 85% occupancy through the biggest day of the year with huge film is surely possible. Plenty of time for my opinion to change. Trailer, soundtrack, advance reports, reviews will all have an impact.

          I’m doing my bit to build the hype 😀

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      • thecooldude Says:

        going by your numbers, Dangal might be gone by 2nd weekend!

        These numbers are insane but def possible. This will open on record numbers with IMAX so YRF will def go all out here to make sure that they have the biggest movie of all time (by a distance) on their hands here.

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  16. tonymontana Says:

    More than anything, i think this film will require Aamir to “act” more than he has ever done recently
    PK was the closest he did to acting in recent times, and he did a very good job of it

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    • I don’t think that is necessary. Salman had HAHK sleep walking through his role, and Sunny got Gadar being loud and OTT.

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    • I think any time you’re in the presence of great acting…the level of one’s own acting raises. I thought he was OK in PK…he was good in Dangal and he was great in Talaash but in my opinion his last memorable acting was in “The Rising”.

      With respect to this kind of film, I’m not expecting anything memorable but I’m expecting a lot of fun in his acting. Aamir hasn’t really challenged himself as an actor in a decade, IMO. I wish he would do more to challenge himself in that department, he is a really good actor but it doesn’t come naturally to him.

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      • It’s common practice to have the senior star’s name first let alone Amitabh Bachchan’s! Besides everything else that has already been discussed this film also triggers certain older Bachchan archives. Or those who associate him with a certain history but who haven’t seen him do this sort of thing in just about forever. So it’s really a perfect storm for this one!

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        • This is shaping up to be a movie for the ages. I fear the female casting is indulgent, if Katrina has a lengthy role I’ll be disappointed. Fatima is fine but whatever Katrina is there for I would have cast Kangana (if she played fair).

          But this pre release buzz is immense and October will be more interesting IMO. All the major December releases will start their promotion so 5-6 films will be vying for limelight. The music might be crucial here. Rahman with 2.0 is bound to give something good, not sure about this Ajay-Atul duo. Not sure I’ve heard much of them at all.

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          • Ajay-Atul are Marathi film composers who’ve done some stuff in Hindi too. In the past they’ve had a catchy track or two in a larger album (Agneepath, Bol Bachchan), usually a Hindi version of a hit Marathi track. But they’ve done full albums since then too. Currently they’re doing Zero in addition to TOH. They are a surprising choice for TOH for sure but in a way this isn’t bad. Because this is their biggest chance ever. They’ll work hard for this one. And there probably will be at least catchy chartbuster here. The thing is Aditya Chopra will have a huge budget for this sort of film but will otherwise not want to spend whatever is required to get Rahman. Otherwise he’d be great here. He’s been low profile in Hindi for a long time but he’s also not had the chance to do this sort of major thing. But he’s not someone who’s going to do it for peanuts and Aditya Chopra won’t spend too much more.

            On Katrina she’s lucky she got this chance at this point in her career. I suspect Fatima will be the real deal here. Katrina will have her item song or whatever but I expect Fatima to be more impressive in every sense.

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          • Rahman in JA form would have been the best choice here. These guys did Chikni Chameli – well a scoundrel like Aamir ravaging around Katrina in a song like that might work (with a jealous Fatima onlooking to beat the crap out of Katrina).

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          • Doesn’t feel like a SEL kind of soundtrack, I always associate them with more modern, foot tapping contemporary music.

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          • true.. though certain things on the JBJ soundtrack or a kajra re kind of moment would work here.

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          • There are 3 songs in TOH, 2 with Katrina. Aamir said it a year ago.
            Ajay-Atul also gave the Saju-song in PK, the fantastic songs of Sairat/Dhadak and the Paani anthem. I like their work very much and they will give great songs for TOH, I’m sure.

            Rahman can be brilliant, but he also does a lot of average work. However, I would like to know what he could have done for SS!

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          • Agneepath had other songs besides Chikni Chameli. Abhi mujhemein kahin, Deva shree ganesha, shah ka rutbaa comes to mind

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        • Amitabh and Katrina will have smaller roles compared to Aamir and Fatima. But they giving credits and releasing the character posters based on seniority I think.

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          • And it will be males first of course, so that the indian tradition is maintained and fringe elements cant stall the release of the film!

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  17. And overseas?

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    • Every record will go except China IMO at this stage.

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      • thecooldude Says:

        if this releases in China on November 8 than China will go as well!

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        • Opening yes but lifetime is going to tough. Dangal’s $194mm is like Everest I think and the recent Indian releases have dampened the mood – thanks to TEPK and Sultan.

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          • thecooldude Says:

            Well Dangal’s opening wasn’t that big so I was talking about lifetime. The issue might be the screens and how much of a window it will get before other big foreign and chinese movies start coming in…..

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          • Dangal had an extension so had 8 weeks. I doubt TOH will get this but aamirsaurabh probably knows way more. I’m merely just making up numbers as I’m in the mood.

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          • thecooldude Says:

            So am I….it’s fun to throw out numbers for these type of movies!

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          • Jayshah extension happens only for movies with great trending.So extension for TOH looks impossible at the moment.Opening record wld go for sure in China it cld be in 50-60M$ range if release period is favourable.

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  18. Those interested in vfx shud compare this logo launch with what YFX had come up with for Shamsheera a little while back, which was cartoonish, amateurish and tacky. This ToH logo launch cud have been much worse …

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  19. Enough of predicting best case scenarios. Now time to suck it up and wait for 10 days till trailer comes and we get something more substantial about the film.

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  20. I know my user name is “AamirsFan” but more than anything, I’m excited about Amitabh Bachchan’s role in this film. I think this might be his ‘funnest’ role in years and I’m glad he’s being introduced first. Yes this is an Aamir show all the way but Bachchan will definitely leave his mark on this film and I can’t wait to see that on screen.

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    • It would be a pointless casting if he doesn’t have something substantial. Same can’t be said for Katrina.

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    • Amitabh will come into the picture late I believe; he’s here only on the 62nd page as ISMAIL ALI; and ships come into the picture late on the 208th page or something. Don’t know what Victor is doing; hope he sticks to the book…

      https://www.gutenberg.org/files/44881/44881-h/44881-h.htm

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    • I have a feeling that all four characters are going to leave their mark.

      I like Katrina, never mind that is she is not a great actress. She has good screen presence, looks great and does her acting job adequately. Have liked her a lot in films like Ek Tha Tiger, Dhoom 3 and Tiger Zinda Hai ( where she seemed to outshine hero Salman; loved her in the latterly scenes where she shepherds a group of nurses out of the danger zone).

      I too am an Aamir fan who is looking forward to the complete film, beyond Aamir. But I generally find Aamir’s films to be a total experience, not a one man show. Would like him to be a true lead, though.😊 Now that is a fan speaking.

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      • Katrina’s role is a cameo. One reason why many star actresses rejected it. But it supposedly has a romantic angle with Aamir’s character and features in the songs.

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        • Romantic Aamir- Katrina pairing is fine by me. I actually liked them together in Dhoom 3, especially the songs.

          Katrina’s PR (and maybe Katrina herself) cribbed about some of her best scenes being snipped off Dhoom 3. Her fans on sites like twitter and that despicable Pinkvilla were moaning about her snipped scenes and castigating Aamir in the process.Hope she won’t make the same complaint again.

          What these cinema ignoramus people don’t seem to care for is the film in totality. Extra scenes will be shot — and used at the discretion of director . An original film that is four hours long may need to be edited and pruned to around two and half hours or so. Why crib about basics like these things?

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          • Am not too keen to see Aamir romancing Fatima on screen (and off it too).

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          • Sorry to disappoint you, but it seems there may be an infatuation angle from Fatima’s character towards Aamir. Like Keira-Depp in parts of POC. Again, all this is based on unconfirmed reports …

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  21. This looks already fantastic. Even the background music is fabulous.

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  22. Jay – 2.0 jukebox is out there in youtube. Its pretty average perfunctory stuff from rahman.

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  23. Which Thug will come today?

    My vote is for katrina in her undies. It will get tickmarks for pseudo-feminism, male egoism and mass titillation. Opening day predictions will soar to 70 cr. 🥁

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  24. AMITABH!

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  25. The influences from Bahubali are obvious in a good way. Indeed the Netflix TV show influences also. Likeable first look of Big B!

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  26. Fantastic look of Amitabh!! Strangely for me the name ‘Khudabaksh’ relates directly to Danny’s character in Khuda Gawah who played best friend to Amitabh who was Badshah Khan.

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  27. Thugs of Hindostan FIRST look: Amitabh Bachchan as Khudabaksh will give you major Pirates of the Caribbean feels
    ByBollywood Hungama News NetworkSep 18, 2018 – 12:06 pm IST

    Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan happens to be one of the most awaited movies of this year and well, while it boasts a great star cast, it will have Aamir Khan’s classic Midas touch and we can’t wait to know more about the film. The makers know this and are slowly but surely building hype around the movie. Yesterday, they released a logo of the film and now, they are out with the first look of the senior most THUG, Amitabh Bachchan. The motion poster showcases Amitabh as a deadly, gritty pirate on a rundown ship and the poster introduces him as: Wading through storms & battles, the commander of Thugs has arrived. We love his deadly look, matted tresses and grungy costume. The poster looks pretty promising

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  28. Like the look!

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  29. Aamir Khan

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    The biggest thug of all !!!
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    Aamir introduced the Bachchan motion poster this way.

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  30. added the regular poster as well, looks great!

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  31. Have to say, I was initially skeptical that Amitabh’s look would go the Ekalavya way; glad it is grittier and grungier than that. A truly ‘comandeering’ look.

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  32. Akshaye Rathi

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    If there is a film that can come close to the Bahubali numbers, this is the one.

    If there is a film that can clock 50 crs on day 1, this is the one.

    If there is a film that can set a benchmark for scale in Hindi cinema, this is the one!

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    • Considering Aamir’s track record since Ghajini (he had 5 All Time Grossers in last 10 years!), the trade has gone ballistic with their predictions from ToH. The logo teaser and Amitabh’s look is quite encouraging. But I would rather wait for the trailer, before seriously thinking about a cume higher than the regular 300-350 cr range (Padmaavat, TZH, Sanju all did in that range recently). But given the final release date, 50 cr nett day one is given at this point.

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      • Its also a kind of backlash to the beating that bollywood trade took last year when a dubbed telegu film became the highest grosser in the hindi belt by quite a big margin.

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        • And that was followed by the beating that hollywood delivered with the phenomenal success of AIW this year. The trade had tried its best to retaliate by under-reporting the follow-up hits jurrasic world and mission impossible. But now it seems everyone is latching on to the ToH bandwagon to redeem bollywood’s lost BO clout and Aamir is being looked upon as the industry mascot or even their saviour. Unfortunately the other mascot is drowning in the failures of race 3 and tubelight.

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  33. A day after the title logo and the first promo of Thugs Of Hindostan was launched, the look and name of Amitabh Bachchan’s character from the period adventure thriller was revealed. Interestingly, both the promos mentioned that the film is now releasing on November 8, instead of November 7, which was previously announced by the producers. So, what caused the change in plans? Turns out it’s Aamir Khan. According to a trade source, “Aamir knows the business very well and it was he who suggested to the team to release the movie a day after Diwali. He’s well aware that the footfalls in the theaters drop considerably in the evenings on account of Lakshmi Puja. So, he strongly recommended deferring the release by a day to make sure the film gets the bumper opening it’s expected to take.”

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  35. Aamir’s tweet:

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  36. The stakes are very high for Aamir here. His next big release will probably be in 2022. He needs a BIGgie here to remain on top. Anything less than 300Cr would be a disaster with this big budget movie. Of course to recover its cost of Rs 300 Cr (as per wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thugs_of_Hindostan), it needs to do 500Cr to breakeven. 600 Cr will give it a HIT status.

    Most of the Fans here are talking of 500 Cr at best from Hindi market. I don’t think it will do.

    South Indian Market will be slightly better but would not be enough to be a game changer.

    In all probability the makers are looking at China market but then we know that Chinese distributors hardly pay to indian producers. They may give a bit more as ToH as Aamir ho is the only relevant Indian star in China. So that market has to be discounted in terms of major recovery.

    So after Hindi market, it will be satellite rights and US/UK/Australia market that has to do very good business.

    Overall this is the riskiest Aamir khan project. As Aamir’s fan, i am keeping my fingers crossed. It wont be easy at all.

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  37. This kind of moving or video poster is much more fun than still poster. Now many will follow this.

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  38. LOL

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  39. And tomorrow … Katrina in her undies.

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    T 2937 – .. the ‘teerandaaz’ Fatima aka ZAFIRA .. the reason for TOH ..

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  42. September was always going to be a month of trailers. 2.0 teaser turned out to be a joke. Captain Marvel trailer is kind of underwhelming. Fingers crossed for ToH trailer on 27th …

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  43. Will it be dancing thug?

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    • Yash Raj Films today unveiled the first look of British actor Lloyd Owen in much-awaited period drama Thugs of Hindostan. Owen plays the villain John Clive in the Vijay Krishna Acharya directorial.

      Sharing the teaser, Yash Raj Films wrote on Twitter, “Cruel and merciless. Presenting #JohnClive #ThugsOfHindostan | @SrBachchan | @aamir_khan | #KatrinaKaif | @fattysanashaikh | @TOHTheFilm”

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      • I wonder how much the people who came up with John Clive as the villain’s name got paid. What a predictably rubbish British name that is! They couldn’t even bother to source a decent surname. They just found 2 first names and shoved them together.

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    • Aamir’s diplomacy (or fear of controversy) has made his tweet most confusing. Yrf’s tweet is more to the point – they have introduced the villain today.

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  45. Dont want it to become another Indians versus British.
    Those thugs were not angels!

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  46. Like the John Clive poster. The regular one is even better.

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    • All the posters look better. I thought TOH might be some nothing ‘box office’ only event film. It might be a bit more judging by how they are going about promotion. On the whole things are looking very polished, waiting for some negative vibes.

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  47. So far, it’s only Bachchan’s motion poster that has impressed me: Of course, credit goes to him since he can arrest you with his piercing gaze even in a still picture. That picture and motion picture remain the best. Pretty disappointed with the Fatima one; nothing impressive about the Clive one for me.

    This is a great chance for Bachchan’s fans to see him in this swash-buckling avatar. It’s been a long time and he’s been roped-in only in smalli-ish films except for the SARKAAR movies.

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    • Frankly logo or posters dont mean much. They are just trying to build up the hype till trailer releases on Sep 27th. Even the recent 2.0 posters were impressive. But the teaser turned out to be a disaster. So fingers-crossed for the trailer and hoping it does not disappoint.

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  49. LOL at the Lloyd Owen poster: seems like the Bachchan this dude has been checking out is not Khuda Baksh from Thugs of Hindostan, but the Bachchan of Yaarana’s “Saara Zamaana Haseenon ka Deewana”. It’s pretty ridiculous — never knew the Company liked theirs with Versace.

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  50. The more I am seeing of this film, the less excited I am: instead of a great desi epic, this one seems like it has a bad hangover of Game of Thrones, Baahubali, etc. I will of course give Aamir the benefit of the doubt and watch it, but this seems to lack some soul. More broadly, why is our imagination so impoverished — the visual grammar, even down to the poses of someone like Zafira, all show that we just can’t get beyond templates like comic book adaptations, Hunger Games, Game of Thrones; why are we unable to depict feminine strength except through the prism of some model like Wonder Woman? By the time we are done, there is no meaningful difference between the Rani of Jhansi and the Rani of a kingdom that never existed, like Themyscira. And that’s just one example: the Bachchan get-up is also deeply reminiscent of the folks from the Iron Islands from Game of Thrones (how likely is it that sailors in tropical conditions would be dressed in this way?! We know from Arab and Marattha and other accounts how sea-men in the Arabian Sea were dressed, to take one example. The only reason is that our imagination is so colonized that our standard for what a warrior/seaman/strong woman etc. look like, all come from the last Hollywood movie or TV show we saw). Pathetic stuff. Bhansali himself went wrong with his depictions of masculinity in something like Bajirao Mastaani (and Mehra even more so in Mirziya’s flashback portions), but at least he did someting more interesting with Ahiliabai. Have to give even Gowariker some credit with Jodha Akbar, he hearkened to a more authentic tradition there.

    Stated differently, Bollywood doesn’t want to make a period piece set in the 18th century; it wants to make something that can enable it to say “if “they” have _____, we can do this”, which is a very different (and cruder, smaller) impulse. I hope I am wrong and that this film is good, but even if it is, I think a VISUAL opportunity has been missed.

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    • This is a very strong comment and I agree everywhere.

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    • Well said. So far movie seems wannabe…

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    • Let us wait for the final thing. These get ups are for publicity and to attract the masses who will not mind anything if they can get interesting visuals.

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    • Q – Firstly, it is difficult to judge from a couple of posters. It may as well be that Amitabh will spend the entire movie wearing this armour, or Owen this outfit. OR maybe the stills are from action scene or a party scene respectively. Doubt if they will dress up like this all the time, but one never knows.

      Anyways, as i said before, this is going to be a mishmash of lagaan, dhoom 3, tashan with influences from poc, got, robinhood – what have you. This is real ‘masala’ of bollywood and hollywood and kollywood and xyzwood. From indian masala to global masala – at least masala fans shud not be complaining …

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      • And these are not even stills from the movie, but actors posing in front of animated background. Nothing but hype buildings, a step further from releasing all the different looks of Sanju. Unfortunately, it works well as a publicity campaign.

        Waiting for the trailer to get an idea about the look and feel of the movie.

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      • For me masala is always something precise, at least in the version I like a lot. it’s not about unthinkingly celebrating every version of masala. Otherwise I’d be loving Salman’s films too! It’s because I’m expecting a great deal from TOH that it would be disappointing if they settled ‘good enough’ but not extraordinary. Specially when this combo will not be repeated anytime soon in this kind of subject. Whether this will be ‘real’ masala as you put it remains to be seen. It certainly has all the elements in place. But Hollwyoodization is a tricky business. Baahubali had a lot of influences but the mix was very Indian. The older masala traditions too had all of these influences at every point. I won’t get into it here but this is of necessity inasmuch as masala always negotiates post-colonial realities. But in any case there’s a difference between having the soul of an authentic masala film under a Hollywood-like veneer and shooting a Hollywood-like epic (adventure, fantasy, whatever) with the veneer of masala. these are two very different things. The posters in this sense set a certain tone. Obviously I will judge finally after watching a trailer and obviously with Aamir around hopefully there’s proper masala here (he even introduced a bit of a masala script into D3!) but ‘anything goes’ isn’t masala even if people often (mis)understand it this way.

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        • Acharya is not exactly sippy or desai. Yrf likes glossy wannabe stuff. So i dont expect much. I doubt if Aamir would have gone to these guyz if he wanted a sholay or a lagaan like film with thugees in early colonial india. Everyone will settle for a bo biggie here.

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          • And agree with jay that releasing just the posters may hv saved the initial impression of an animated film here.

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          • Fair enough but still I’m expecting more than what you’re describing with Aamir involved. Just as I do with every other genre he’s been part of. This doesn’t mean I’m expecting lagaan or something of that quality!

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    • tonymontana Says:

      Great observation, Qalandar! I thought about it but didn’t know how to articulate it as well you did

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    • I expect a lot of here relative to Dhoom 3. For one Aamir has given 2 years to the film and him being a historian of sorts on Bollywood will know the ‘greater’ meaning of facing off with Big B. On a normal film he gives much more than his salary in terms of creative inputs, here he has a big profit sharing deal aside from a big budget to recover so his input should be even greater. It’s whether it’s positive or not, got to believe he can add a lot here.

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      • yes this is more or less my sentiment too. I would still have been happier if Aamir had produced it entirely himself. I don’t trust Yashraj too much but I’d be thrilled to be proven wrong here.

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    • I saw the shooting on Malta for 2 days in 2017.
      Visually the film is not uniform and on Malta the costumes were very Indian. These posters should simply leave an impression and surely the most impressive look was chosen.

      I also have a healthy scepticism and concern (YRF, Victor etc.), we have to wait for the trailer.

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  52. I guess Aamir can come now.

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  53. It does seem confirmed that Fatima Sana Sheikh is going to have the more substantive role compared to Katrina. The posters and introductions do seem to suggest that.\

    Fatima was introduced by Bachan as ‘the reason for TOH’ and as ‘the warrior thug’ by Aamir.

    Katrina’s poster suggest she is a dancer.

    I do feel Fatima is going to play a very prominent role in the film.

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  54. tonymontana Says:

    honestly, don’t have such high expectations from the movie now. Katrina’s getup seems to be shamelessly pandering to the masses. Guess expecting the “biggest historical extravaganza” from the director who gave us Tashan and Dhoom 3 is a little too much, Aamir or no Aamir

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  55. I think Katrina has more than just dance. She is also a thug and she maybe a mole or spy. They are just not giving out anything and keep the suspense taut until the film releases. I will not go by posters or trailers.

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  56. https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/thugs-of-hindostan-first-look-aamir-khans-crushing-on-katrina-kaif-as-suraiyya-someone-please-tell-h-1919933?pfrom=home-lateststories

    But what Aamir Khan wrote almost overshadowed her dazzling appearance: “Suraiyya Jaan… sabse khoobsurat Thug… Dhoom: 3 ke waq se mera dil inpe aaya hua hai.. par kehne ki himmat kabhi nahin hui. Koi agar inhe yeh bata de to bahut meherbaani hogi.” Dressed in a shimmering outfit and standing against a glittering gold backdrop, Katrina Kaif as Suraiyya Jaan is a sight to behold.

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    • Thugs is an important movie in Indian cinema history. Can it revive the masala genre back and define the path forward, following Baahubali 2 in a year that has been dominated by multiplex oriented content films can TOH bring back masala and the masses back into cinema? Let’s wait and see Diwali 2018.

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    • Aamir also ended his comment with a wink.
      My guess is that he is teasing/ flirting with Katrina since her role of 3 songs may have been shortened quite a bit on editing table. Earlier her PR had complained that many scenes shot with her had been lopped off Dhoom 3. Same would have happened now.

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  57. The storm is brewing… Going by the eye catching posters of #ThugsOfHindostan and the tremendous hype surrounding the keenly-awaited biggie, expect fireworks at the BO this #Diwali… What do you feel? Will #TOH set new benchmarks at the ticket windows?

    Taran adarsh.

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  58. 200+ comments in this thread already. And now loading AZAAD …

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    • Looking more and more like Kranti Redux here.
      BigB = Dilip
      Owen = Alter et al
      Fatima = Hema
      Katrina = Parveen
      Aamir will be Bharat aka Azad or any other sufficiently jingo name.
      When source material is patchy, imaginative liberty with script is bound to explode. Manoj Kumar pulled it off spectacularly in 1980, lets see what YRF/Aamir do here.

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      • I will take a wannabe POC/GOT over a wannabe Kranti !

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        • POC itself was inspired by legacy stuff like Mutiny on the Bounty; and packaged with great VFX, starcast, Depps exceptional turn etc
          Similarly, GOT has LOTR and a bunch of medeival knights movies as inspiration, plus great source material.
          Kranti was smart masala for its day. Return of Dilip, jingo history, Bharat Kumar etc.
          TOH may be all of the above.

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          • Kranti though wasn’t pretending to be history. It was quite clearly a historical romance. The film was set in a certain historical period, used that to some extent, but otherwise it was a swashbuckling adventure kind of deal. Hollywood too has attempted this many times in the classic period of its history (sadly not as much anymore, they take themselves too seriously! this is also why Game of thrones resonates as much.. once cinema offered such pleasures). It’s masala transported to the 1857 period (which among other things mediates its jingoism in certain ways.. or more precisely the jingoism of that film still follows a masala aspiration.. ‘if we kick out the British we’ll happily live in the Amar Akbar Anthony world’!). Or differently still it’s history as folklore. If something like Kranti were made today (obviously with all the necessary updates) it would do a Baahubali or much more. This is precisely why I keep such a high bar for ToH. Even a half-entertaining film might get to the all time gross. But the true opportunity here is to get a mega-hit (which of course means a film strong enough on trending) and that point anything’s possible.

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          • Kranti also had a shockingly titillating song sequence dedicated entirely to Hema Malini’s cleavage.

            In the song Zindagi Ki Na Toote Ladi, Hema Malini who is soaking wet, is shown wriggling on a ship’s deck, with copious amounts of rainfall falling and the camera focused you-know-where, while a love-sick Manoj Kumar sings the song tied to a post.

            A bit of cleavage-prem in the middle of some heavy-handed Desh Prem. 80s was a fun decade…!

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          • Even worse was the cat fight between Parveen Babi and Hema Malini. And if you recall she keeps her keys tucked into her extremely tight blouse! Then there was Sarika. Yeah they were fighting for Independence and good old fashioned Indian values!

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          • RE: “Even worse was the cat fight between Parveen Babi and Hema Malini. And if you recall she keeps her keys tucked into her extremely tight blouse! Then there was Sarika.”

            Yes, Manoj Kumar offered an education to many of us. LOL that Hema Malini song was nothing compared to the others (actually, by the standards of that film, Hema Malini was the most decently dressed — presumably the filmmakers didn’t want to risk the wrath of Dharmendra!!!)

            “Kaun ho tum?”
            “Naam: Darmiyan Singh; Kaam: aag bujhana”

            ha ha ha ha no one did sleaze like Manoj K

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          • Yes it was 1857 based, but clearly fictitious. ie, none of the characters were actual Royals, nor was the sea-faring rebel Kranti a historical character. But the masala tying it all was top notch for those days.
            TOH seems to be having the same ships, cannons, turbaned rebel-bandit (ie BigB as Dilip), Angrez fauji, warrior princesses etc etc. All the POC, GOT, BB2 look n feel might just be a foil for a Kranti Redux of 2018.

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          • “Shambhu Singh ka dimaag Do Dhaari Talvar Hai”… aint no one who can beat Prem Chopra’s evil dialog delivery back in the day.

            All the actresses were out of their comfort zone clothes in this movie. That Hema Malini song was perhaps the most she ever exposed. Parveen/Sarika wore right blouses and short skirts throughout.

            And today we have every actress rollicking in their undies without anyone even batting an eyelid.

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      • Kranti also had a Salim-Javed script. I’ve always loved this film. I think it’s one of the great masala efforts.

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      • Good comment,I was thinking the same.This seems a kranti remake with the thugs as nationalists fighting the british.Amitabh and aamir khan belong to two groups of thugs.And we see the pseudo intellectual reviewers praise this as a great patriotic film.

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        • How about the truly intellectual ones?

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          • Lagaan, MP, RDB and now TOH.. Fighting the British Raj has been a recurring theme in some Aamir movies.

            I do feel RDB is slightly underrated in some quarters. I found MP a bit OTT. RDB, I felt, was more subtle and its narrative was stronger.

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          • The true intellect can only appreciate akshay films.

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        • Amit Pandey Says:

          hmm. thats a good one sunil.. n just to add a bit here, zafira the daughter of khudabaksh n the love interest of azad changes the mean crooked thug into a man who with his n khudabaksh thugee army take on the British.. however i dont know how they r going to show thugs as good as there history doesn’t support that… 🤔🤔🤔🤔

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  61. Whatever the reception to and fate of film — the marketing has been excellent, standout and different.

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  62. aamirsaurabh Says:

    Aamir on Sunday loading.The biggest movie hands down.

    Go Aamir Go.

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  64. All I can say about Kranti expectations is that I just hope no one hams in ToH the way our esteemed stars and actors did in Kranti. It may have been cutting-edge stuff in eighties with SJ script and all that jazz, but frankly its unwatchable and unbearable today.

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    • Worst possible watching experience on tv. Those songs were terrible. Typical LP stuff. Film, songs and actors were seriously ponderous.

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      • Songs were Terrible!! All you guys have lent your ears too much to the West.
        “Zindagi Ki na tute ladi” is such a classic that Nitin Mukesh has to sing it multiple times in Every Wedding Sangeet he is brought to sing in.
        Rest were fun for those times, eg “Channa Chor Garam”, “Mara Thumka”..etc.
        U guys are hell bent on tarnishing the cheese out of our childhood memories! Stop It !!

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  65. Just watch these 4 mins and you wont need to attend any stand-up comedy show ever! Great SJ and super-great indian masala film.

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    • U should know by now – here are few gods here , even if the shit with horrible stink it is pure gold here , like AB, JrB, SJ, Aamir, Ash, masala genre, Nehru, Congress etc 🙂

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    • There is a difference in what was considered good acting in the past and now. For eg for my parents Sivaji Ganesan was the ultimate actor .But today , he appears to be OTT in most of the movies. Does that make him a bad actor? Every movie needs to be judged and appreciated in the time period that it was made.

      There was an interesting observation that Rangan made about Sridevi. That she was the last of the stars who excelled in the so called ‘commercial acting’ ; the same reason why Raveena was convincing in a 2 minute role in Bombay Velvet while Anushka was not.

      I am not arguing for Kranti to be some kind of classic but it was fun to watch in those times.

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    • Marcus Dude, even classic Hwood would not stand up to your exacting standards! Almost every yesteryear Hwood movie even as late as from the 90s cannot really stand up to contemporary viewing choices. Audience Sophistication keeps progressing, and so the movies from today wont stand up in a couple of decades either. Acting, Direction, VFX, Scripts, Sensibilities etc keep changing with times, and especially evolve for greater Political Correctness as well.

      What you are referring to as bakwaas was Pure Gold back then. This was a visual spectacle for the Big Screen in 1980. In fact so huge was the cost, most Distributors shied away from buying it. Yet Manoj persevered and delivered a Golden Jubilee Hit, one of the biggest ever in Bwood History.

      Notice the scenes with two ships firing canons at each other in the clip you have posted. Now, think POC circa 2003, and similar scenes with greater VFX. The intentions are all the same. Lets see if TOH manages to bridge the gap between Kranti and POC in such battle scenes.

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      • Sorry, no offense. I just youtubed a bit on Kranti (effect of your yesterday’s comment) and fell off my chair laughing!

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        • Many people will laugh after watching lagaan,mangal pandey,ghajini,.dhoom 3 soon.You think these films a have a shelf life.You don’t know how people are laughing at secret superstar.Its a bad film and this blog is making a fool out of you.

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          • I dont mind akshay fans calling me a fool, it does not count by definition. But if you leave out Lagaan, then I agree on the rest of the films you listed above. Check out my top Aamir films list i posted in the other thread, and then we an perhaps talk without me smirking at your rant …

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          • I didn’t say Akshay fans are calling you a fool.I said this blog is making a fool out of you.Secret superstar is a totally rejected film,and this blog keeps pretending that it is a good film.Most neutral people who later saw it gave negative review,And I know this on facebook.

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          • Secret Superstar got mixed reception from the indian audience. I can give you that. I dont rate that film among Aamir’s best. But it was an interesting film nonetheless.

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  66. Perhaps you maybe right.
    Maybe so. But some films were still wonderful from those times even for today’s audience. Like Sholay, Deewar, JDMGBH and others.
    I dont mind Sivaji’s OTT acting. Or some others from those times, especially from the south industry.
    DK disappointed me when he started starring in those masala movies by MK and SG.

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  67. ToH set pic:

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  69. Aamir’s first look from TOH (an upgrade from D3!):

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  70. Tired of watching Katrina! Fatima looks much more interesting with fire in her eyes and demeanour.
    Only Bachchan and Fatima look interesting in their posters. In that order.

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  71. I agree. I am also tired of all rumours and stories floating around
    Do not know why they did not release Aamir poster or why all posters could not be released starting today leading up to the trailer

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    • They are holding on to 2 more motion posters that will lead to the unveiling of the trailer on 27th. So Aamir’s look will come out today or tomorrow anyways. They are just building up anticipation from fans.

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  72. And now it’s official Thugs of Hindostan trailer is set to release on September 27th, the birth anniversary of legendary film-maker and founder of YRF, Yash Chopra.

    “Thugs of Hindostan is an incredibly special film for Adi. It is not only YRF’s biggest production, it is also the biggest film of the Indian film industry. Thugs is a visionary project. It is going to be a stand out product in terms of scale and imagination. It will match the visual scale of any big ticket Hollywood film that audiences have seen. Yash Chopra is a legend whose films and imagination shaped Bollywood as it stands today. He was a path-breaker, content disruptor and a true innovator. So, Adi and Aamir discussed and decided to release the trailer on the birth anniversary of the iconic film-maker Yash Chopra. It is a salute to his genius vision,” reveals a source close to the development.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/yrf-launch-aamir-khan-amitabh-bachchan-starrer-thugs-hindostan-trailer-yash-chopras-birthday/

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  73. He looks silly! Very disappointing poster.

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    • LOL … Agreed.

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      • On the contrary, I feel he is going to be an entertaining thug. Will await the film . Disappointed at the silly description.

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        • A darkly comic character is what I expect. Initially our social media is going to fill up these spaces by mocking Aamir for what seems like a Mumbai pirate. But perhaps the film will reveal something else. I am not going to join the mock brigade.

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        • Swashbuckling character. Aamir will nail it. It offers a complete role & entertaining one too. He can be a joker, drunk, whatever here. All out entertainer YRF have here it seems.

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          • Agreed. I guess the are going for a massy ‘Jack Sparrow’ kind of character here. The character seems really inspired from Jack Sparrow here.

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  74. Critical reception of Secret Superstar. Wiki.

    The film has received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, Secret Superstar has an approval rating of 88% based on seven English-language reviews, with an average rating of 7.4 out of 10.[18] Mike McCahill of The Guardian gave the film a rating of 4 out of 5 stars and praised the film by saying that “This is first-class entertainment, the best imaginable antidote to the toxicity presently leaking out of western movie circles.”[174] Meena Iyer of The Times of India gave the film a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said that, “If your world revolves around your mother, you’re going to root for this film.”[175]

    Rajeev Masand gave the film a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 describing it as “an inspiring journey towards empowerment, a case for pursuing one’s passion against all odds, a testament to the deep mother-daughter bond, and a convincing depiction of teenage years.” He praised the performances of the actors with a special mention for the lead actress Zaira Wasim saying “Standing tall amidst a pitch-perfect ensemble, is Zaira Wasim as Insiya, who comes off as something of an old soul trapped in a teenager’s body. Wise beyond her years, she is riveting on screen, in the manner in which she appears to sing using her entire being, or the little moments of crushing disappointment and excitement that are reflected on the canvas that is her expressive face.”[176]

    Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV said Secret Superstar “is a bit like an over-enthusiastic child gifted a new bicycle. It never takes the foot off the pedal. The overlong film could have done with more restraint. It frequently seems to get carried away by the urge not to miss any trick in the book.” However, he praised the performances of its actors, saying, “Zaira is an absolute treat—a bundle of miracles! As for the wonderful Meher Vij, one can only ask: where was she all these years? We hope to see more of her on the big screen.” He concluded that “Secret Superstar is a winner notwithstanding the bumps along the way.”[177]

    Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times gave the film a rating of 3 stars out of 5. He highlighted the positive aspects of the film saying that, “Secret Superstar’s biggest asset is Aamir Khan. His comedy despite being slapstick in nature, is worth noticing. Zaira Wasim lives up to the expectations and the film has a message.” and the negative aspect of the film as well saying that, “Secret Superstar has everything you ask for, but it isn’t exceptional storytelling. If there is one thing that can be blamed for it, it’s the overt melodrama.”[178]

    Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express praised the acting performances and the first half of the movie saying that, “The biggest strength of Secret Superstar is the wonderful Wasim who was also in Dangal. Both Vij as the mother and Arjun as the father are terrific, especially the latter, who doesn’t put a foot wrong.” but she wasn’t impressed with the second half of the film and said that, “The second half slides. The confidence that the narrative shows in the beginning begins to waver as it includes contrivances and predictable curves.” She gave the film a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5.[179]

    In China, the film also received critical acclaim.[26] Chinese newspaper People’s Daily, for example, praised the film for “touching the soul”.[139] In Hong Kong, Nicola Chan of South China Morning Post rated the film 4 out of 5 stars. She called it a “crowd-pleaser that explores the sacred mother-daughter bond” and praised the performances of Khan, Wasim and Vij.[180] Richard James Havis of South China Morning Post also rated it 4 out of 5 stars. He called it “a tough story about domestic abuse and female empowerment” and noted “India’s energetic and freewheeling style of cinema can offer a new way of telling a story,” such as the “idea of having Insia – who does not usually wear a burka – don the garment to disguise herself when she performs on YouTube is very clever, in the sense it’s a reasonable way for her to solve her problem of anonymity.”[181]

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    • Where is rangan’s review?

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      • It is from Wiki. There was no Rangan’s review posted there. Rangan does not like much many mainstream films. He did not like a niche film Raazi much. He wants layered approach to films than direct story telling.

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        • I sympathize with anyone trying to reason with Sunil. Wikipedia links is easiest approach. Bash Secret Superstar all you want. It did well with reviews and Indian box office was safe. China took it to 3rd highest ever WW grosser. So it’s rather silly to bash a film that did well enough with critics, audience and box office.

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      • He did not like 3 Idiots. Read his review. That does not mean that lakhs of people who loved it are not to be counted.

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  75. My favourite 5 aamir films

    Talaash
    SS Sweet and serious little film revoving around Insia.
    Fanaa may have problems but I liked it as a film with troubled marriage due to different ideologies. Better than AHAT.
    Dangal
    Lagaan

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  76. I hope aamir khan is not playing a johnny depp like charecter.:D

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    • I think he is. The initial rumors of the script being an indian version of POC seems to be on the money from these first looks IMO. But cant say more without watching the trailer on 27th.

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  77. Aamir is not a thug but a firangi according to the poster.

    He must have been adopted by Khudabaksh. So he is a thug by adoption.

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  78. tonymontana Says:

    a character probably modeled on the likes of Captain Jack Sparrow.

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  79. One look does not decide the fate of the character. I feel that Aamir’s character starts of this comic villain and soon metamorphs into a darker possibly more emotional sort of thug. It is so easy to write off somebody who is trying to do things differently. Abhi picture baaki hai….and I have my fingers crossed that this film will be more than a ‘pirates’clone. The goofy looking Firangi is sitting on what looks like a mule. So that adds the quirkiness such a character needs.

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  80. Now I am waiting for the 2 ships motion poster and trailer.

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  81. I think, ToH is inspired from Pirates of the Carribean.

    Aamir as Captain Jack Sparrow
    Amitabh as Hector Barbossa
    Katrina as Elizabeth Swan
    Fatima as Angelica
    The English guy as Will Turner

    Anyone else thought the same?

    Not sure how this would do. Could go either ways. But i am excited nonetheless.

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    • Esp the sword fights and jumping across the ships + Awesome locations like Pirates of C….this could be a winner.

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      • I get the sarcasm,but you are fooling yourself if you are thinking that it’s on the lines of POC.Thugs are different from pirates. There may be many different looks of Aamir in the movie, because that is what thugs are known for. Just because some character is looking a bit similar doesn’t mean that the film will be a copy of POC . When you are making a period movie of 17th – 18th century , the costume will be alligned to that time period and hence the similarity with POC.

        Though there are 2 big ships involve I don’t think the movie has been entirely shot on ships. A big chunk of the movie will be on land.

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        • Agree and seriously this period of history everyone would have looked like Big B from Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. Costumes were highly used. Look at all the dresses and clothes British monarchs wore. They were going to weddings when they were going to sleep!

          This is perfectly fine look – it lends itself nicely to how can a guy like this fit into the Khudabaksh, Zafira world. Obviously with Katrina he’s going to have a playful relationship but the other 2 will have to tame him.

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        • There is no sarcasm.
          What’s wrong to suggest and let me tell you…the look are resembling, not only of Aamir but of all characters.

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        • Not just different getups and disguises, his character will be called by different names too.

          Anyways, this poster was meant to be a shock. Marketing tools at work …

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          • I would not be surprised if this week is just about his different looks each day till the trailer comes out (that will disappoint me though).

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          • One more look will definitely be released with the last poster within next 2 days. Dont think they will overdo this.

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  82. Disappointed with last 2 posters.

    Now 2.0 looks better. Lets wait for trailer.

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  83. Slowly I am coming to terms with this look. We have always seen him with that other look. Going by the mood created by the demeanours of Bachchan, Fatima, the serious look would have gone well than this. This look could have been saved for the film as a surprise.

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  84. aamirsaurabh Says:

    This poster is a bit shocking.Didnt expected this but good that we saw something unexpected.Waiting for trailer now.

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    • Amit Pandey Says:

      actually i m slowly liking his look… see we should be practical n honest that this will a pure masala movie n you need all elements together for almost all demographic people to pitch in to make it bigger success.. i am sure general public going will love and latch onto this movie..

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  85. It’s not a terrible or terrific look. Unfortunately the marketing strategy lends itself to comments on posters and things as that’s all YRF are giving away.

    I don’t see why a Johnny Depp type character is offensive. It’s a very massy character. It can be witty, drunken swaggering & mimicking type character.

    If Chulbul Pandey can work, this certainly can. Barring his cameo in Secret Superstar, the last time Aamir had a fun character was probably DJ in Rang De Basanti. He was also a character that went from comedy to tragedy pretty quickly. Let him have some fun on screen once in a while.

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    • Agreed. I dont mind sparrow influences at all.

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    • It is not a matter if a Johny Depp character is offensive. It is just a concern whether the movie has any novelty and depth beyond the gimmick.

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      • I wont expect much from Acharya/Chopra even with Aamir on board.

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        • I actually like Tashan. Oops… is that Blasphemy?

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          • Why should it be? It’s your choice at the end of the day…

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          • Lots of people on NG liked it.

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          • I was one of those people. But looking back, I’m not so sure about that.

            The reason being, it was a half-baked film. Vijay Krishna Acharya did not know where to go with the premise — that is, he didn’t know whether he was making a masala film or in fact, spoofing it. So yeah, a pretty disjointed effort in the end.

            Still, the film has a very funny and interesting opening sequence, some very nice songs and the only Akshay Kumar performance I’ve liked to a great extent.

            Anil Kapoor, however, had a particularly bad outing.

            I’d rate Tashan over Dhoom 3 for sure. The latter made very little sense as a film.

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          • “he didn’t know whether he was making a masala film or in fact, spoofing it. ”

            yes this was the key problem with this film.

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          • Still haven’t seen Tashan. I’m sure it will be better than D3. It felt like a retro renegade film. Box office wise it opened poor but had multiplex release issues if I recall correctly.

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          • yes it did have those release issues. I do like some of the Akshay bits here a lot.

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          • I liked Tashan quite a bit, except that Anil Kapoor is simply intolerable here, hams like hell and his whole schtick is very very stale. Akshay is really the heart and soul of the movie, and has a superb entry scene to boot…

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  86. Share price of TOH worth 100 rupees increased to 200 on logo release. Remained the same with Bachchan’s look. It decreased to 150 with Fatima’s look as people were expecting aamir’s look. With Katrina’s look, it went down to 80. With aamir’s look it went down to 50 initially and then got back to 120 limping. What will happen after trailer release??? Will it sore to 300 or settle at between 250 and 170?

    After yesterday’s meltdown in Indian stockmarket, I am looking at TOH from that perspective.

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    • Agnostic to Katrina look. It’s the same look & expression as usual. In this ‘nothing’ role she is the best bet. Fatima is replaceable, maybe Deepika. The USP of the film remains Big B/Aamir in a big canvas backdrop.

      Aamir in a ‘serious only’ role would have been eaten alive onscreen by Bachchan. This quirky aspect gives him some different shades to play with and gives a completely different, fun quotient to the movie. I’m sure it won’t be pathbreaking as YRF are not that kind of production house but they will deliver something substantial here on the entertainment front.

      Everything points to a big winner.

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      • Deepika is too tall. 2 tall ladies will not do. Fatima is perfect for this role as an avenging angel. She is compact and has redoubtable Dangal background. I think Alia rejected this role.

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  87. Aamir may be providing the comedy relief like Dharam in Sholay. While Amitji would be the quiet observer. Anyone else see the Jai Veeru similarities?

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  88. Aamir is probably in disguise here. Would be surprised if this is the look. When the shoot was on he always had a different look. In fact he might have two identities in the film.

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    • I think he will be masquerading with many looks and identifies like D2 villain …

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    • Satyam could be right : Aamir may be in a disguise here. Certainly he looked scruffier in his leaked look pics.

      Aamir obviously wanted to surprise his fans with an unexpected pic. Amitabh and Fatima look fierce, as does the Brit villain. Kat looks like sexy dancer she is supposed to be (and maybe something more secretly). Aamir looks goofy, and there is a braying donkey that no one seems to mention.

      That mule/ donkey provided the perfect finishing touch.☺️

      There is more to this film than what the posters have revealed. To term it a copy of the Pirates films is mean and silly.

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  89. Did You Know? Jack Sparrow’s Character In Pirates Of The Caribbean Was Inspired By Lord Krishna
    Captain Jack Sparrow is a fictional character in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
    By Koimoi.com Team -September 24, 2018

    Pirates of the Caribbean series starring Johnny Depp in the lead role was started in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which received positive reviews from the critics.

    Post the success of its first installment, the makers announced the trilogy of the series with Dead Man’s Chest, At World’s End and On Stranger Tides.

    The series gave the audience a very famous character of Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp which has created an immense impact on the audience.

    Interestingly, the writer of Jack Sparrow’s character have gone ahead to reveal that Jack Sparrow has been inspired by the shades of Lord Krishna.

    Lord Krishna who is known to be an inspiration for many because of his sharpness and utmost strength, has also inspired the legendary screenwriters of Pirates of the Caribbean.

    Ted Elliott one of the screenwriters for Jack Sparrow’s character shares, “Jack Sparrow’s character in Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most integral part of the film. The characterization of Sparrow is based on Lord Krishna who is a major deity in Hinduism. While writing the character sketch of Jack Sparrow, we referred to the description of Lord Krishna, various shades of the Almighty, which helped us a lot in making the whole character of Jack Sparrow into existence”.

    In the films, Sparrow is one of the nine pirate lords in the Brethren Court, the Pirate Lords of the Seven Seas. He can be treacherous and survives mostly by using wit and negotiation rather than by force. Similarly, Lord Krishna is listed as the 57th name in the Vishnu Sahasranama who defeated with his wit and bravery.

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  90. aamirsaurabh Says:

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  91. aamirsaurabh Says:

    I saw the Group poster thru an insider.Group poster has Aamir with a sword.Aamir is with a similar look.Fatima is again holding bow and arrow even in the group poster.Group poster is a bit underwhelming.They might release it tommorow or on 26th.

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    • If what you’ve liked here is genuine it’s a good poster. Would confirm my sense that Aamir has two looks. This look matches the ‘firangi’ one. He’s probably in disguise there.

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  92. aamirsaurabh Says:

    Aamir with a sword and without a cap.Only moustache no beard and curly hair.

    Kat-Aamir-AB-Fatima in that order when looked from front.
    Aamir and Big B hare at Centre with prominance and Kat,Fat sideways

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  94. This film does seem to be ‘water-centric’. At least based on the images we’ve seen so far. It might also be a way for Yashraj to avoid overt comparisons with Baahubali or whatever. I didn’t think this was true earlier but this film could have a lot of the Pirates deal to it. Perhaps there will be more of a balance (with land!) in the film. Again the trailer should make this clear one way or the other. Certainly there will be a lot of action here on a ship. They’d also erected that huge set in Malta.

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    • Regarding water…. They also shot a short schedule in Thailand near water.
      But on Malta “only” 45 shooting days were scheduled and they were finished in time or even earlier. There was a lot of action, but also longer speech scenes. It was partly shot with 2 units in the morning. I estimate roughly about 80-90 minutes Malta could be maximum in the movie (only outdoor shots counted).

      Think rather, the two ships are well suited for the promotion. Impressive and really something special!

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      • I don’t have a problem with ‘water’ at all. I do think however that it’s easier to get wrong. Precisely because it is gimmicky. it’s easy to focus on what seems ‘impressive’ about these sequences and forget the script. Even Hollywood rarely gets it right, including as a historic matter. But again I don’t otherwise have an issue. One of my favorite films, Kranti, also had a fair bit of stuff involving ships (including a Ben-Hur -like moment with the slaves rowing!) but most of its action was still on land and the sea portions were very integrally connected with the narrative. I suppose a lot of this is for me yet another way of saying ‘I hope they don’t mess this one up’. Because it really is a chance for the ages. To get to your point however it is true that if these sequences are presented the right way they will look impressive on screen and also fresh.

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        • No, no water problem, I know. I just wanted to say that it probably seems more than it is at the end.

          I have the same concerns. A chance to do something worth remembering with substance, but also a chance for disappointment through a mixture of mediocrity and exaggeration. I will remain curious until I leave the cinema in November.

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        • Waterworld, for all the critics, was very well-filmed. Costner as a film maker (from reports, he took over from Reynolds), especially likes to film huge spaces. The cinematography in Dancing with Wolves or Open Range were striking. The visuals of those vast spaces of land were really stunning. They were poetry of the landscape.

          In Waterworld as well, he filmed those vast oceans of spaces until the horizon unites with the blue sky. It was great to watch on the big screen.

          I have watched POC and Waterworld on the big screen but I can vouch that while POC was more advanced in terms of CGIs (it came out a decade later), Waterworld was more visually stunning on the big screen.

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    • Amit Pandey Says:

      lol… i just asked the same question related whether its being too water centric… 😉😁😁

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  95. Amit Pandey Says:

    i have a genuine question, it may be silly to others…what striked me is why in all pics we see ocean, ships, ports n others marine related stuff!!!!!

    they are thugs who operated every where and not specifically in water but here its only about that.. hope they are not limiting themselves to that n we see only see few scenes of land..

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    • Thugs only operated on land as far as I know. They were more or less highway robbers who killed using certain methods. But there is a lot of mythology surrounding them and a lot of the facts are disputed. Not that all of this matters for the film.

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  96. Main poster is underwhelming. Anyways too many posters let’s see the trailer now to get some idea about the movie. From the posters it does give vibes of fun movie on the lines of POTC

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  97. The poster stumps us all. As usual, Aamir bowls a googly and surprises us. To all those who are commenting that it resembles Jack Sparrow, I guess its too naive to compare. The character of Jack Sparrow was itself inspired by Lord Krishna, this fact has been endorsed by the creator of Jack Sparrow character. Aamir Khan’s character would certainly have a lot of dimensions, the first poster is just a tease. It would certainly be one of the most entertaining characters he has ever played. And of course, this movie is already a bonafide blockbuster. In fact, it has the chances to beat Dangal’s world wide collections too with China release.. I am absolutely sure!!!

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  98. Satyam, I tend to agree with you partially. However, ths movie is not “Kranti” . I did see Kranti multiple times and to be fair, the movie would not have run in today’s times. It had brilliant music, the legendary Dilip Kumar, but you would also agree that it had the most cliched characters and the Britishers were presented as a laughing stock in the movie. Aamir Khan always gives a brilliant graph to foreign actors right from Lagaan to Mangal Pandey to RDB. Just because a movie has water and ships, means it cannot be compared to the pirates of Carribean. Its just a narrow thinking. Just because a boy meets a girl love story cannot be a Romeo and Juliet everytime. More so, to comment even before viewing the movie is childish. I am absolutely sure about Aamir’s commitment and his ability to bring in something new. As usual, he will certainly spring a surprise! All time blockbuster is already loading.

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    • When you are posting, you can have your BlogSpot address instead of google one.

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    • tonymontana Says:

      Just because you read a day old news that says the Jack Sparrow character was inspired from Lord Krishna (unless you were involved in the making of the film and had numerous brainstorming sessions with the writers) doesn’t mean others are naive and you are not. This indeed carries a POTC vibe, and it won’t be wrong to say the resemblance is striking from the posters. Even the title (Pirates = Thugs, Carribean changed to Hindostan) is similar

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  99. How can life be cruel.

    I was the first one to point at the clear similarities between the fancy and outlandish getups of each character with similar looking characters of Pirates of the Carribean.

    Few took this as an exception as they are usually prejudiced. However now most are agreeing to this. Let me tell you, even if ToH is 1/2 as good as POC, we are looking at serious box office returns.

    This movie has to be a sea adventure primarily (shops, sea in almost 80% posters). I also see a fort and a Brit admiral, which means that there will be East Indian company involved as protagonist.

    Bring it on. Hype has been built.

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    • Aamir as Captain Jack Sparrow
      Amitabh as Hector Barbossa
      Katrina as Elizabeth Swan
      Fatima as Angelica
      The English guy as Will Turner

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    • From all the posters i dont think this will be anything for ages, but nothing yet suggests that it can fall short of 300-350 cr current blockbuster range of films like TZH, Padmaavat and Sanju. If trailer is decent i will notch up my expectations to 400 cr. Doubt if song trailers later on can increase or decrease bo expectations.

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      • And ToH seriously wont get any brownie points for being a decent masala film. Wont be surprised if this turns out to be engaging masala like Ghajini, but comparing it to lowbrow sallu masala and thus celebrating, isnt worth it IMHO.

        Of course, if will be a different matter IF this turns out like Sholay. That film too was heavily inspired from spaghetti westerns and remixed in a masala format. But it was a perfect mix (for a change) and have withstood the test of time. Cant say that for most of masala films (without or without Bachchan) starting from late seventies.

        IF trailer is very good, there may be an outside chance of beating BB2 hindi business.

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        • And 500 cr or not, really doubt if this can find a place among Aamir’s best films imo …

          1. Dangal
          2. TZP
          3. Lagaan
          4. Sarfarosh
          5. QSQT
          6. RDB
          7. PK
          8. DCH/3I (Its a toss for me)
          9. JJWS
          10. Earth

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          • No Rangeela?

            Except this, mostly agree.

            The intent here is to “entertain seriously”. This can go a long way it done well.
            Dhoom3 was to “entertain casually” – Relax and enjoy. Most of Salman movies barring Sultaan falls in this genre. I love this genre but quite a few here do no. I am ok with that.

            But to entertain seriously like Sarfarosh, Sultan, Dangal or RDB, one needs to have an entertaining as well as serious tone. I think Amitabh is providing that serious tone here. Had he been in casual getup, it would have fallen into entertain “casually” zone.
            However from the posters, Aamir in entertaining mode and Amitabh in serious mode, ToH appears more than what we have seen so far from posters.

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          • Sultan ???

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          • Yes, watch it. Sultan / Bajrangi was mostly serious compared to say Tiger or Ready.

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  100. And who says getting inspired by Hollywood films or Kranti is necessarily a bad thing? Here is ‘wiki’ on Sholay:

    “The film was loosely styled after Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 film Seven Samurai, and is a defining example of the Dacoit Western film, combining the conventions of Indian dacoit films, especially Mehboob Khan’s Mother India (1957) and Dilip Kumar’s Gunga Jumna (1961), with that of Westerns, especially Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns such as Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) as well as The Magnificent Seven (1960). It also some plot elements borrowed from the Indian films Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971) and Khote Sikkay (1973). A scene depicting an attempted train robbery was inspired by a similar scene in Gunga Jumna, and has also been compared to a similar scene in North West Frontier (1959). A scene showing the massacre of Thakur’s family has been compared with the massacre of the McBain family in Once Upon a Time in the West. Sholay may have also been influenced by Sam Peckinpah’s Westerns, such as The Wild Bunch (1969) and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973), and George Roy Hill’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).

    The character Gabbar Singh was modelled on a real-life dacoit of the same name who had menaced the villages around Gwalior in the 1950s. Any policeman captured by the real Gabbar Singh had his ears and nose cut off, and was released as a warning to other policemen. The character was also inspired by Gunga Jumna, where Dilip Kumar’s character Gunga is a dacoit speaking with a similar dialect, a mix of Khariboli and Awadhi. The character was also influenced by the villain “El Indio” (played by Gian Maria Volontè) of Sergio Leone’s For a Few Dollars More (1965).”

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    • From ‘masala genre’ page:

      “Sholay (1975), directed by Ramesh Sippy and written by Salim-Javed, also falls under the masala genre. It is sometimes called a “Curry Western”, a play on the term Spaghetti Western. A more accurate genre label is the “Dacoit Western”, as it combined the conventions of Indian dacoit films such as Mother India (1957) and Gunga Jumna (1961) with that of Spaghetti Westerns. Sholay spawned a subgenre of “Dacoit Western” films in the 1970s.”

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  101. Will ToH be seriously entertaining?

    There are two kinds of good cinema – Entertain seriously and entertain casually.

    Dhoom3, Don, Hera Pheri etc was to “entertain casually” – Relax and enjoy. Most of Salman / Akshay movies barring Sultaan / Padman falls in this genre. I love this genre but quite a few here do not. I am ok with that.

    But to entertain seriously like Sarfarosh, Ghajini, Sultan, Dangal or RDB, one needs to have an entertaining as well as serious tone. I think Amitabh is providing that serious tone here. Had he been in casual getup, it would have fallen into entertain “casually” zone.
    However from the posters, Aamir in entertaining mode and Amitabh in serious mode, ToH appears more than what we have seen so far from posters.

    The first time I heard of Thugs of Hindostan (TOH) was when the leaked image of Aamir Khan circulated the Internet. The photo elicited the imageries of Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I am really excited to see something adventurous of that sort from our side.

    TOH is based on a 180-year-old novel “Confessions of a Thug” by Philip Meadows and was a bestseller, so they say.

    Reading a few reviews on Goodreads Confessions of a Thug presents to us that the story is a “chilling, horrifying” tale. Now, that’s a good thing to experience in a theatre but since I haven’t read the book yet, I can’t say whether that “chilling, horrifying” tales involve ghoulish scenes or blood-curdling stabbings and killings; if it does I fear there’s a high possibility that makers would subdue the scenes to fit our audience or completely omit them. Positive aspect is that the story is said to be fascinating crime thriller. But of course these are just assumptions until I read the book.

    Now, for the film to be a critical success it has the starpowers of Aamir Khan and Big B and their dedication and acting skills are never doubted. So critics never point a finger at them. Fatima Sana Shaikh has proved herself in Dangal.

    The two spots that obstructs my visualising the movie to be a critical success are:

    – Katrina Kaif, and
    – The Director Vijay Krishna Acharya.

    Not a fan of her acting and his previous works are uh-uh.

    Still hopeful

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  102. Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs of Hindostan to have the biggest Tamil and Telugu release ever for a Bollywood film

    Yash Raj Films mega action adventure, Thugs of Hindostan, will record another feat when it releases worldwide on November 8. The most awaited visual spectacle is being dubbed in Tamil and Telugu and it will also break the record of being the biggest ever release in these languages by a Bollywood film.

    This larger than life, visually immersive extravaganza that boasts of jaw-dropping action sequences, achieved a casting coup by bringing together two of the icons of Hindi cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan for the first time on big screen. So, right from the word go, YRF wanted to make this the biggest Bollywood film to come out of the industry. Aamir and Bachchan would be revealing this news about language dubs in an extremely innovative manner.

    The two legends have shot a video featuring them as they announce the film’s release in Tamil and Telugu. The biggest attraction of the video is they will be seen speaking in these two languages to announce the news. The film, however, is not being dubbed by them. Renowned dubbing artists from the Tamil and Telugu industry have been roped in for the same.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/aamir-khan-amitabh-bachchan-starrer-thugs-hindostan-biggest-tamil-telugu-release-ever-bollywood-film/

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  103. I think Aamir will have probably ensured there is decent content in there. If they are merely trying to make an Indian version of POC, then I guess we may be in for a major disappointment. I really can’t see those visuals, CGI’s or stunts from the POC series being matched. We can’t beat Hollywood there.

    Watch D3, in the climax when the twins fall, it is like Balaji tv serials-like stuff. The twins are falling slow motion with a fake back-ground behind.

    This was the level of YRF last time around in terms of VFX. I think Aamir is wise enough not to over-rely in these. He will have most probably ensured that there is enough plot and character development in the story.

    It does seem Aamir is a major stake-holder in TOH (based on what Marcus has reported here), so he may have a bigger say than compared to the production of Fanaa and D3.

    Aamir’s presence is what makes me expect this film to be good cinema. Otherwise, I wouldn’t expect much from YRF/Acharya.

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  104. Btw, watch Katrina in the poster and it says it all about her role in the film.

    She looks like a misfit there, standing there in that skimpy outfit amidst all the mayhem, while everyone is in action mode. It makes an otherwise serious and decent poster look silly.

    I guess she is in the film only for some glamour and a couple of songs.

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  105. Yet D3 broke some records during its release. Frankly most Indian audience dont distinguish these things when the drama or the star hooks them.
    Otherwise every hollywood movie with superior vfx would have made 200 to 300 crores.

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  106. tonymontana Says:

    Marcus and Naveen ki jodi Karan Arjun jaisi hai. Karan and Arjun smashing each others’ heads at Saxena’s party.

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  107. This Diwali, be prepared to be Thugged. Presenting the poster of #ThugsOfHindostan
    #TOHTrailer OUT ON 27TH SEPTEMBER!
    @SrBachchan | @aamir_khan | #KatrinaKaif | @fattysanashaikh | #VijayKrishnaAcharya | @TOHTheFilm
    Same leaked trailer.

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  108. [Added to post]

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    • Here aamir looks like some south Indian actor! Kannada or telugu.

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      • I love this look! Now waiting for the trailer to come out on 27th.

        Overall none of the posters have been a letdown, which is a great result for an over-hyped film!

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        • With all 4 together in the latest poster, most impressive imo is Aamir, Amitabh, Katrina and Fatima – in that order. Katrina is looking sexy for a change, so she is doing her bit properly.

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          • I think this poster & film misses one more male actor. Maybe a younger upcoming star/actor. But overall TOH has scored well here, no damage done (yet). Trailer is key now. 1-2 big songs and YRF can kick back, buckle up and wait for the cash registers to ring.

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          • There’s Ronit Roy who is a fine actor, who will probably be another of the thugs. I think it would be the role offered to Jackie Shroff.

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          • Zeeshan Ayyub is also there; He was part of TWMR, Raees, Raanjhna & many more films.

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          • There are a bunch of young actors playing supporting roles as Thugs. I was expecting one poster with all these guyz. Anyways, we shud see them in the trailer.

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  109. Aamir is looking good in the latest poster…

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  110. The quirky smile on his face says all about his crazy character in the film.
    https://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/thugs-of-hindostan-new-poster-aamir-khans-smile-says-it-all/

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    • Didn’t like the poster . With Aamir and Bachchan coming together for the first time they could have come up with something better but then what to expect from Yrf? Adi chopra has money but no vision . I find most of these posters pointless, wish they had just released the teaser instead . Anyway trailer out in two days so let’s see.

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      • I think the poster is fine given the genre of the movie (and its obvious visual influences). Yes they do look a bit like the Avengers ready to take on the world (!) but it’s otherwise fine. This is in fact one of the posters I’ve liked more.

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    • tonymontana Says:

      I might be pondering over it but I feel Amitabh should have got equal footing in the poster. he is after all the greatest superstar the country has seen. Is current BO draw the only thing that defines your worth?

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    • They are going all out here to milk the Big B/Aamir moment. I’ve said all along this is the main USP here. Hopefully it’s not just huffing and puffing…

      The pressure on the director here is monumental. It will be sink or swim here on for VKA. He’s basically been backed by YRF for their 2 biggest films ever. He must deliver!

      All this pumping after a screen test – should imply the film has turned out ok or better otherwise there is a lot of egg throwing coming the way of YRF and Aamir.

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  114. aamirsaurabh Says:

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  115. Maltese television reports 2017 on the shooting of TOH.
    Article and video from the set.

    https://www.tvm.com.mt/en/news/maltese-film-crew-builds-difficult-set-for-bollywood-film/

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    • thanks for the heads-up but I don’t think I’ll be able to make it at that time..

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    • On the joyous occasion of Yash Chopra’s birthday, YRF along with Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan invite you to the funeral of BoxofficeIndia.com as we know it. From the 27th of September, life for BOI will be sucked out after a torturous couple of decades where it’s poorly placed bets on stars to upsurge both Bachchan’s history and Aamir’s present will come to an embarrassing end. We gratefully request you to support our trailer of Thugs of Hindostan and offer your condolences in this very difficult time for BOI’s followers and those who have prayed unsuccessfully for the failure of these 2 legends.

      A period of 6 weeks is requested for the grieving before the Ashes are scattered on November 8th when our legends will arrive on screens near you.

      Please send flowers and your cards to any of the following 3 addresses;

      BoxofficeIndia
      PO Box full of crap still, ‘Thugs of Hindostan is European cinema’. It’s ‘real value’ is less than Gold

      Shahrukh Khan
      PO Box ‘I still can’t catch Bachchan, I’ve given up and will chase down Akshay Kumar now based on latest rankings’

      Salman Khan
      PO Box 2025 inflation adjusted 100,000 screen release ‘I will catch Thugs of Hindostan’ and finally beat an Aamir top grosser with Tiger #7

      My invitation was a little different…

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  116. 10 years back the trailer of Ghajini was unleashed around this time – the mother of all 100 cr films and south indian remakes.

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  118. Not that bad for a two second promo. I understood.

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  119. In telugu

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  120. Expecting them to release dubbed trailers in Tamil and Telegu tomorrow … Otherwise today’s videos would be a waste.

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  121. aamirsaurabh Says:

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  122. I wish they talked in namma kannada too because Bengaluru and Mysuru patronises hindi films in a big way than other southern states. Bandri, nodri, anandisiri.

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    • Was Baahubali films dubbed in Kannada?

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      • Well, Baahubali is in telugu and tamil which most kannadigas understand. And they understand hindi too. But as a gesture, Yashraj could have done this as Karnataka State people patronise hindi films more than their counterparts in the south.
        Even without this token gesture, I am sure the hindi version will do very well in Karnataka even if the film is just good. Bengaluru is truly metropolitan inspite of noises made my some groups.

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        • I meant cosmopolitan.

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        • There is some marketing research out there which says outside of Hindi, Tamil and Telugu viewship is the biggest. Which is why even most ads are dubbed first in Tamil and Telugu

          Possibly Kerala and Karnataka viewing public do not have issues watching the Hindi version as do perhaps the other states.
          Dhoom3 was also dubbed in Tamil

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          • It is viewership. But mostly for their films in their respective languages.

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          • I do not know much about Kerala but I know more about Karnataka. They are particular about getting some proficiency in hindi.
            As you said they dont face much difficulty watching hindi films and understanding them. Mostly students and young professionals. And also a significant segment of older generation.

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          • If they crack telugu and tamil states it will be very good for TOH. But I am somewhat skeptical about this happening.

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          • Telugu and tamil markets. They are very self sufficient just like Kerala when it comes to films. Kannada film industry has not developed to that extent and kannadigas end up watching telugu and tamil films as well due to scarcity of good films in their own language. So that the government had to step in to protect the native industry by implementing various measures.

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          • If you take BB2’s 1100 cr nett business, roughly 300 cr came from AP/Telangana (Nizam belt); 125 cr from TN; 105 cr from Karnataka and 65 cr from Kerala. That is 600 cr nett from the southern states!

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          • Telugu and TN have their own big Diwali releases coming in. I don’t see TOH doing much more than Dangal in best case…If anything TN Kerala and Telugu collections will be restricted as it is harder to get good theatres there as there are big locval releases during festivals

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          • Dangal’s telegu and tamil dubbed versions together did 15 cr nett in india. YRF wud be hoping for better returns than that! But its like 2.0 expecting 100+ cr in hindi after the prequel did only 20 cr nett in hindi. And ToH did not cast a southern star to fulfill such ambition.

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  124. Got to think Hrithik has made a major error here. Not to say that with Hrithik on board the script (improvement happens?), or marketing comes good like this or hype in general but the genre and exposure this film is arriving with could have catapulted him back into the game. The role probably would be different with him but not difficult to imagine him here in this get up. He’s missed out unless he’s smarter than I give him credit for!

    BOI is about to be muted 6 feet under very soon. Their nightmare of Big B and Aamir is about to be unleashed on the world – till now they wanted something like this for their darlings to ejaculate over.

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  125. Taking Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth’s names, Tanushree said that there’s no hope for a better work environment if A-listers do not boycott actors like Nana Patekar. She said: “Akshay Kumar has made few films with Nana Patekar in last eight years and Rajinikanth also recently worked with him (in Kaala)… If such big stars will keep working with these culprits then there’s no hope for any movement to happen.”

    “Everyone has gossiped about this but they’ve never spoken. People with this kind of character speak like this against the kind of character that I have because they say she does glamourous roles so must be glamorous and all. Behind the back, they are so dirty. When you are in the industry you hear so many stories about these actors. But these things never take surface because they are PR packaged very well. They will give some money to some poor farmers. How much they do and how much they don’t know, no one knows. But all this is just for show,” she added.

    Tanushree Dutta was reportedly signed for a special song sequence in Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss, which she eventually dropped, citing Nana Patekar’s misbehavior as reason.

    Tanushree Dutta debuted in 2005 film Aashiq Banaya Aapne, co-starring Emraan Hashmi and Sonu Sood. She starred in films like Dhol, Good Boy, Bad Boy and Apartment, which was her last onscreen appearance.

    https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/tanushree-dutta-names-nana-patekar-as-alleged-harasser-10-years-ago-says-everyone-knew-did-nothing-1922296?pfrom=home-lateststories

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  127. TOH Trailer is EPICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC.Dialogues links are attached above.

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  128. TRAILER IS 213 SECONDS LONG AND EPIC.

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  129. Kat n Fatima are barely for 10 secs
    Aamir in earlier part is in comic scenes and later part in dramatic scenes
    Vfx is top notch
    BGM is excellent

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  130. It has ship scenes just a few seconds at the beginning and a few secs at the end.
    mounted on a huge scale

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  131. BB2 released in 8000 screens all over india last year …

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  132. Turkish poster.

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    • Amit Pandey Says:

      “Rakht se bana denge tere jism ka naksha, ab rooh ki pyaas sirf teri hoton ke geele sangmarmar se hi bhujegi”.

      – Khudabaksh to Zafira.
      #TOHDialoguesLeaked

      Firangi – Maine sharaab band kardi.

      Suraiyyaa – Kyu?

      Firangi – Asli nasha to tujme hai.

      #TOHDialoguesLeaked

      ”In angrezo ne sirf humari kamzori dekhi hai inko dikhana hai ki Hindostan ki takat kya hoti hai aur wo dikhane ke liye mujhe kisiki zarurat nahi hai”

      Firangi to Khudabaksh

      ”Dushmano ki gali se to sar uthake chala jata hu darr to sirf apno ka lagta hai ki kahi dhoka na de de”

      Khudabaksh Voiceover just before Firangi’s entry in the trailer

      ……..

      anymore.. cant copy anymore. huh….
      btw. is this for real 🤔🤔🤔🤔
      so many dialogs in one trailer or all dialogs are leaked. how is it possible…

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      • We will know in a couple of hours. Fingers crossed. Felt terribly let down by 2.0 teaser and got bored watching Captain Marvel trailer amidst all the hullabaloo.

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  133. Why is YRF allowing leaks to happen?😡

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  134. What matters is that the film should be good and the bo collections should touch 400 crores. I dont mind if it falls short of too much expectations from fans. We should be realistic.

    BB2 success was unexpected and so its a sweet success. And TOH success is burdened with too much expectation. Here some sort of one upmanship is playing which is not healthy. I will call it greediness.

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  135. IMAX Wadala, Mumbai.

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  136. 488 comments in this thread … Trailer is still loading!

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  137. which records are safe after 2018? Probably Dangal WW 2200 cr?

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  138. Everyone with their life partner except Aamir Khan!

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  139. There is no doubt that Ghajini has been the instrumental force to bring back masala to the forefront in hindi cinema in recent times, but IMO the most significant turning point in Aamir’s career has been Earth 1947. This was the film where it all started to blend together – commercial and parallel cinema for Aamir and his fans. Not a big fan of any of his earlier films except Mansoor’s first 2 films where Aamir has more of an assistant director cum actor.

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  140. Is this the Mogul look?

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  141. Here it is

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    • THIS is called living up to expectations! New thread please.
      Hindi version will do 60+ cr nett on 8th Nov. Dont know about dubbed versions.

      200+ cr over first 4 day weekend, willing to bet my money on this ‘prediction’.

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    • SO GRAND! Aamir is gonna walk away with the audience’s hearts with this character. Big B of course as well. The clash between the two in the movie looks to be amazing. Katrina is repeating her role in Dhoom 3, which honestly isn’t a negative. Looks like it will have grand songs and emotions and sets. BUT but bu…special effects were as cartoonish as 2.0…the ships looked animated, and some action scenes looked like a video game…ah Bollywood VFX

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      • Vfx is at BB2 level. Will not matter at BO since there is enough of everything else going for it.

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      • Agree that VfX doesn’t really matter, as they did not hype it as a vfx extravaganza like 2.0, but still I think it is below par VFX. Look at that tower explosion scene and night time ship scenes. Agree that the VFX are at BB2’s level- BB2’s entire climax action scenes looked totally animated as well.

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        • Agreed. To a seasoned eye, few shots are very crude with its vfx. ‘Cartoonish’ as Satyam would say.

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          • Right. But a lot of it had appealing action shots. Overall, since the emotional arc should be good, I don’t think anyone will notice any bad vfx shots (at least the first time).

            The character with an emotional arc that Aamir has done in recent times that this one seems to match is Rancho from 3I. Goofy, lovable, but then can be very emotional and serious as well. I just know the audience is going to have that emotional connect that they had with Rancho. Just from the trailer I can tell that this is a more likable character than the Dhoom one. Actually everything about this makes it clear this will be WAY better than D3.

            Also surprised and in awe of the amount of action that Big B is doing in this film. Sure, both him and Aamir are using stunt doubles, but still – at the age of 75 to be involved in this type of action- astounding. It really is no surprise why people call Abhishek lazy – both physically and professionally – and why Abhishek really never had a chance. Big B just gets bigger and better with each film!

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  143. tonymontana Says:

    trailer might be good but jingoism is an outdated concept.

    these days “hindostan” is grappling with so much courruption, a sense of insecurity, ignorance and economic stagnance that some feel angrezo ka raaj hi theek tha!

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  144. indian john Says:

    Big b and aamir coming together, they deserve better story and director. This looks like a misfire. If trailer doesnt make you watch it twice, there is something wrong. Waiting this long in night for 2.0 and now TOH, what a waste of time. Looking wannable hollywood.

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  145. “Aamir is someone who keeps a hawk’s eye on audience reaction towards his films. He is a little worried with viewers criticising the VFX used in the movie as can be seen in the trailer. He is now in talks with the team to see what best could be done to make sure the special effects in the final movie is up to the mark. He has conveyed the message subtly that VFX needs to be of superior quality,” a source said.

    Swirling rumours suggest that there could be a little changes in the film as far as VFX goes but there is no confirmation on the same. “It will be difficult to change everything wholly but there will be a few corrections here and there to make it look as best as possible since Diwali is still a month away,” a source said.

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  146. We can expect more posters and also songs in the coming days.

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  147. IdeaUnique Says:

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  148. Thugs of Hindostan (TOH), a mega action-thriller by Yash Raj Films, has impressed audiences visually with its extravagant trailer. This visual spectacle about an epic war and adventure on the high seas is releasing this Diwali. And, of course, one of the most exciting aspects of the film is the fact that it brings together two of Hindi cinema’s biggest and most-talented actors — Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan. And what we’re showing you is an image of the two dancing together.

    Prabhudheva, known as the man with the maximum dancing prowess and also as one of the best choreographers in showbiz, has directed this number titled Vashmalle (which means dance your heart out and make merry). In his trademark style, Prabhu has infused the dance with high energy and some unique moves. Vashmalle is expected to bring the house down because Big B and Aamir are not only dancing together for the first time, but they have also packed the number with amazing energy.

    TOH’s director, Vijay Krishna Acharya aka Viktor, says, “It is amazing that we could write a suitable moment in the film that sees these two icons of Indian cinema shake a leg with each other. The song will stand out because of their infectious energy and camaraderie. I have to reveal, the sequence will show them getting drunk during the celebrations and then breaking out in dance. It is a priceless moment.” Sukhwinder Singh and Vishal Dadlani have sung this highly-anticipated number, which has been composed by Ajay-Atul and Amitabh Bhattacharya has penned its lyrics. TOH, which also stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh, releases on November 8.

    https://www.dnaindia.com/bollywood/report-thugs-of-hindostan-details-about-aamir-khan-and-amitabh-bachchan-s-first-ever-dance-number-revealed-2675356

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  150. aamirsaurabh Says:

    Aamir-Kat song coming on 22nd

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  151. tonymontana Says:

    Cannot post on the Aamir Khan topic. can anyone check? or have the comments been closed?

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  152. What Are The Expectations For Thugs Of Hindustan?
    Thursday 18 October 2018 11.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Q. What are the expectations for Thugs Of Hindustan as it does seem to be negative in the media and on social media?

    A. Mitra

    A. Does it really matter. It reflects the minority of the film going audience. Films like Tumbbad and Andhadhun are masterpieces for these people but how many people going to the theatres 5 lakhs and 50 lakhs respectively and on top both will be forgotten after the theatrical run by viewers. Yes talkers will talk but talk does not give any returns. There may be that limited section of the audience which goes for the above films which may not have liked Thugs Of Hindustan trailer but you have Aamir Khan to cover a chunk of this audience as he has biggest pull with metro premium multiplex audience. There was similar talk with Tiger Zinda Hai last year but there was no stopping the film. All commercial masala films like this rest on emotions to go on after the initial, if the reasons as to what is happening on screen is correct for the audience which leads to emotions working then it will beat Dangal and become the highest grossing film for our industry. If the emotions dont work with the audience then such a spectacle will still get 300 crore or close. Bahubali is a phenomenal film and honestly speaking its unlikely a Hindi filmmaker can have the conviction to go into mass commercial formula to that level due to that high end multiplex audience which we have in the Hindi market so as a film its tough to compare with Bahubali. Those Bahubali records will not be beaten by a better film as its going takes ages for that but it will be beaten as the market grows and ticket rates get higher and that will take some time. Of course if Thugs Of Hindustan is truly a phenomenal piece of cinema then anything can happen but that can only be judged after release. The film is a big screen spectacle so it will help if its kept to the big screen and footage as promos and songs is kept to a limit and then the actors dont run around doing the usual interview rubbish which actual bores the audience to death as its so repetitive. The media may not like as it costs them access to the stars and less coverage on digital space but thats not the problem of the makers.

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  153. New image

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  155. 3 weeks before release, my expectation from ToH is anything between 180-200 cr in first 4 days. First day will definitely cross 50 cr mark.

    Expecting 400+ cr cume in the end. A pic from sets:

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    • First day will be minimum 55+ , with a very good chance of 60+. Six years back Ek The Tiger did around 32 crores , I think this will definitely replicate that performance.

      I somehow feel that the film will be decent at least, in that case it should do 450+

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  156. Atlast they got a poster somewhat symmetrical.

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  157. When is the next poster? I will not be surprised if the film ends up as a series of posters with bachchan and aamir talking about how the film was filmed while fatima and Katrina maintain silence!

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  158. Sanjana as per my info Aamir Kat song is coming up tommorow.

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  159. EXCLUSIVE: Thugs of Hindostan’s ticket prices to INCREASE by 10%; will be higher than Sanju’s rates?
    Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan has been in headlines ever since its inception. Our sources have told that ticket price would now increase by 10%. Read the details.

    https://www.pinkvilla.com/entertainment/exclusives/exclusive-thugs-hindostans-ticket-prices-increase-10-will-be-higher-sanjus-rates-429807

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  160. Thugs Of Hindostan Opening Day: Aamir Khan is coming to defeat Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn!
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    Himesh MankadOct 23, 2018 – 8:23 am IST
    The countdown for the big Diwali 2018, Thugs of Hindostan starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh has begun. With less than 20 days left for the film release, the trade has started the prediction game, wherein the expectations as far as opening is concerned lies in the range of Rs 42 to 55 crore. Whenever a Khan film has released solo during the Diwali weekend, the post-Diwali day, which is considered to be the biggest holiday of the year, has recorded the biggest single day collection of all time. And Thugs of Hindostan is expected to be no different.

    #Thugs Of HindostanThugs Of Hindostan Opening Day: Aamir Khan is coming to defeat Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn!
    The film produced and distributed by YRF will be looking to release on approximately 4700 to 4800 screens in India, thereby being the biggest release of all time. The current record holder for the widest Bollywood release is Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai that released on nearly 4600 screens across India. The last two Khan releases on Diwali i.e. Happy New Year (3850 Screens) and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (4200) clocked 70 to 75% occupancy on their opening day and proved to be record openers collecting around the Rs 40 crore mark. If Thugs of Hindostan opens at the same level i.e. 70 to 75% occupancy on 4800 screens, the opening day collections would be around Rs 45 crore, and this is without considering the year by year inflation and the GST benefit that Thugs of Hindostan will get. If we add the inflation (increase in ticket rates) as well as the GST benefit to the above figure, then the opening day collection of Thugs of Hindostan should be around Rs 51 to 53 crore as the average tax % fell from 35% to 28%.

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    At 100% occupancy on 4800 screens, the opening day collections of Thugs of Hindostan will be around Rs 72 to 74 crore, however this would be an impractical expectation given the fact that Thugs of Hindostan is the widest release of all time and opening day occupancy in excess of 65% would be a great result for the film. Touching Rs 50 crore mark will also depend on the cinema strike in Madhya Pradesh, as if the strike continues till the release of Thugs of Hindostan, the film will lose out on approximately 7% of its business, which means that the opening would be around Rs 46 to 47 crore. With or without Madhya Pradesh, it is almost certain that Thugs of Hindostan will emerge the biggest opener of all time for Bollywood on 8th November 2018 and defeat the opening day collections of films like SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion, Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Shah Rukh Khan’s Happy New Year. The movie will also surpass the day 3 i.e. Sunday collections of Sanju (Rs 46.71 crore) and hold the record for the biggest single day collections of all time.

    Last year saw the release of Ajay Devgn’s Golmaal Again on the Post-Diwali day and the film clocked occupancy of 70% on 3300 screens and raked in a little over Rs 30 crore in India. The release size of Golmaal Again was fractured due to a clash with Secret Superstar, however with a solo release; it did stand a chance to rake in Rs 40 crore on its opening day. None the less, Thugs of Hindostan will be looking to match up to the occupancy percentage of Happy New Year, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Golmaal Again on the post Diwali day and rake in some unheard figures on its opening day. We would go ahead with an optimistic prediction of Rs 51 crore if the film releases in Madhya Pradesh and Rs 46.50 crore if it doesn’t find a release in Madhya Pradesh. Although the response to the theatrical trailer as well as first song is quite mixed, it doesn’t really impact the opening day prospects of the film as it is the biggest film of the year starring one of India’s biggest Superstar, Aamir Khan and releasing on the biggest day of the year i.e. Post Diwali. The pre-release hype and excitement will help the film take an earth-shattering start and it will only be from the 3rd or 4th day that the word of mouth will come into picture. The film has all the commercial trappings which include an item number by Katrina Kaif, to get the audience at the B and C centres on board, whereas Aamir Khan is undoubtedly the biggest crowd puller in the metros and the culmination of these two factors should ensure a huge opening all across i.e. EAST – WEST – NORTH – SOUTH.

    Widest Releases of Bollywood:

    Tiger Zinda Hai: 4600 screens

    Dangal: 4250 screens

    Prem Ratan Dhan Payo: 4200 screens

    Sanju: 4200 screens

    Baahubali 2: 3950 screens

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/features/thugs-hindostan-opening-day-aamir-khan-coming-defeat-salman-khan-shah-rukh-khan-ajay-devgn/

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    • They are pushing for as wide a release in telegu and tamil versions as possible. So it may release in as many as 5000+ screens. With enhanced festive ticket prices the per-day capacity will be around 75 cr.

      Around 70% average occupancy will mean 50+ day one nett figure. It can perhaps get as high as 55-60 cr. 60+ cr day one will be a Ghajini like incredible opening. Fingers crossed.

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    • I will predict at least 60 Cr at this stage…Sanju highest day ever @ 47 Cr. Just assuming that was the third day and here it will be first day and the biggest day of year. I’d take that 47 Cr add 20% just for a start and than another 10% to account for screens & ticket prices. 60 Cr will be my average prediction, potentially it could go much more bigger once one accounts for better single screens performance Vs Sanju.

      50 Cr would kind of in a weird way suggest underperformance (despite it being a potential record)…

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  161. Lyrical version of vashmalle

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  162. Aamir Khan fans from China will be flying down to India especially to watch the actor’s upcoming film Thugs of Hindostan.

    Given the fact that movies in China release much later than the Indian release, Aamir Khan fans in China are all excited to come and watch the film right upon its first release.

    Fans in China are fond of Aamir Khan movies so much so that this time they have decided to fly down to India and witness it.

    https://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/thugs-of-hindostan-this-sweet-gesture-by-aamir-khans-fans-from-china-is-unbelievable/

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    • Well here’s a pic I never thought I’d see: Aamir Khan with top Communist Party of China Propaganda Department boss Wang Xiaohui, who heads the State Film Administration (and is also vice head of the CPC propaganda department) – Ananth Krishnan

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      • Trust mischief makers to find meaning where there is none. Aamir has obviously met the man in the latter’s capacity as a film admin guy.

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      • Just now followed this thread by Ananth Krishnan. Full of mocking malicious comments from obvious right wingers.

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      • Aamir is also friends with Raj Thackeray, Fadnavis and other BJP leaders as well. Your point is?

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        • The point is Vivek kapde-utaar-ke-naach Agnihotri is going to call out Aamir as an urban naxal next. This picture is the precursor to that…

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          • Sometimes I really wonder what would happen to Guru Dutt if he released Pyaasa today. Apropos the song Jinhe Naaz Hai Hind Par Woh Kahaan Hain

            Would he be lynched online for being anti-national? Would he suddenly become an urban naxal?

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          • Who knows?
            Who would have dreamt that the once angry young man to become so diplomatic and non committal and even friendly with the right people?

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          • He has always been like that.

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        • A public figure meets a thousand people in all sorts of situations. One doesn’t even have to be friends with them. Of course Bliss always mysteriously selects certain kinds of pictures, tweets etc! Only for our general information! Incidentally the only thing ‘communist’ left in China is their authoritarianism (if that! you don’t need to be on the left to be authoritarian as so many other examples around the globe reveal). Otherwise it’s state run capitalism of the most ruthless kind.

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          • I post pic. Bas.
            Usske baad tum log aapas main sar phoodo, conspiracy dekho, selective mster dekho aur RW labelling karo..
            Apne pe self control nahi aur dosh post /pic/tweet main dekho.
            Apne beetar nahi jhaanko per doosru ke………….

            ps: Ananth K is sr. journo of ‘liberal’ media India today. Aapka he group ka hain…

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          • lol, this is not your first such pic/tweet etc! Even your sexual harassment stories are from the left! It’s not the tweets/pics that offend me. It’s the explanations later that I find insulting to the intelligence! If I want to offer examples of sexual harassment I won’t just do so on the Right when there are as many on the Left!

            By the way I don’t have a ‘group’, surprising as this might seem to you..

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          • vivek agnihotri is guilty. Varun grover is not. Akshay is guilty.
            Aamir is not. On and on. Kaun guilty hai woh bhi left aur right say pata chalta hai.

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          • are there any allegations against Aamir? perhaps I’ve missed something…

            On the rest I have the decency not to judge sexual harassment charges based on the politics of the person.

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          • Let facts speak for themselves. U r owner of site and search all comments of mine and show me where I posted something with Left wing/commies in it. LW here posts and 1st is 2 call out RW, labelling. Same happened in original #Metoo thread.

            Ur prose carries no weight except 2 ur LW group.

            And if U can’t see coz u can’t see due 2 Left tinted glasses that LW here harasses and labels here…
            Examples here are galore…
            Who defended here AK and Varun? but vivek is ……………
            I never takes sides when I don’t know either of persons/groups.
            U belong 2 group and u know which one.

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          • Think your comment speaks for itself.. I’ll leave it at that..

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      • I thought who would name their department Propaganda 🙂

        Checked even Variety said so 🙂

        https://variety.com/2018/film/asia/china-appoints-film-bureau-chief-1202821926/

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publicity_Department_of_the_Communist_Party_of_China

        he is deputy head.

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    • Who is Ananth Krishnan?
      Why is everyone reacting to it as if Pope has declared the eleventh commandment.

      I think people’s reaction makes such comment look more important. proof is here. control karna zaroori hai bhai.

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  164. Cant expect much from filmstars except some good acting and good entertainment. If we expect more we will be disappointed. I expected aamir to leave the country and settle in Canada, become Canadian citizen and give company to his Mela co star and her husband. But he decided to stay in India, make Dangal and other films, do some social work and live under social media scanner. That takes a lot of strength and determination. It is not easy to face trolls somewhere always making vituperative comments on him. And his success maddens them more and they become more lynchy. We fans feel the heat and react. Cant help.

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  165. @ Satyam — Vivek Agnihotri was the only name mentioned in the Me Too context. Akshay and Aamir may have had consensual affairs, but I doubt if any workplace sexual harassment took place, so till now, not guilty. In any case the whole history of the film, television, advertising and part of the media world is filled with affairs that were either consensual or forced. Are we going to sit in judgement on them all ?

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    • One such band was a bunch of thugs, led by Khudabaksh (played in the film by Amitabh Bachchan). His trusted aide is the young markswoman, Zafira (played by Fatima Sana Shaikh).

      With their massive sail ships and traditional weaponry (knives, swords, some cannon fire, horses) they take on the might of the British. A tough task but for the presence of Firangi, who has been introduced to us as a donkey-riding madcap. Further, in the trailer, we saw him as a wheeler-dealer, driving a hard bargain from any side, depending on his self interest. Then, there is Suraiyya, perhaps a nautch-girl, who charms the British.

      According to a report in Pinkvilla, the song has been sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Vishal Dadlani and the music is by Ajay-Atul. It has been choreographed by Prabhudheva.

      https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/suraiyya-aamir-khan-is-enamoured-by-katrina-kaif-in-pic-from-new-thugs-of-hindostan-song/story-JfOc4ELl0NCrCwCXdt8J4L.html

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      • wonder if Aamir is bachchan’s long-lost son here.. that would be a nice masala revelation!

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        • Firangi will die is my guess. Can’t see a con artist surviving Bachchan’s rage. Makes little moral sense. His deceitfulness will cheat him out of his life. And the Thugs will live forever. The Lagaan ending dialogue could be provided for Firangi here. Something like his ‘good’ deeds have been forgotten or wiped out of history LOL 😀

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