Thugs of Hindostan is an upcoming 2018 Indian Hindi-language epic action-adventure film, written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, and produced by Aditya Chopra under his banner Yash Raj Films.
The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Lloyd Owen in leading roles.
Set in 1795, the film follows a band of Thugs led by Khudabaksh Azaad, who aspires to free Hindostan (the Indian subcontinent) from the rule of the expanding British East India Company. Alarmed, British commander John Clive sends a small-time Thug from Awadh, Firangi Mallah, to infiltrate and counter the threat.
Budget ₹300 crore
Produced on a budget of ₹300 crore (US$42 million), Thugs of Hindostan is the most expensive Bollywood film. Initially titled Thug, the film marked the first time Khan and Bachchan featured together as leads.
Principal photography commenced on 5 June 2017 in Malta. In October, a dance sequence choreographed by Prabhu Deva and centred on Bachchan and others was filmed. The film was also shot in Thailand and Mehrangarh; it was put on a short hiatus after Bachchan experienced discomfort on set.
Amitabh Bachchan as Khudabaksh Azaad, commander of the Thugs.
The film tells a historical fiction story set in 1795, when the Indian subcontinent was known as Hindustan or Hindostan, where Indian bandits known as Thugs
Aamir Khan as Firangi Mallah, a small-time Thug from Awadh.
The film follows a band of Thugs led by Khudabaksh Azaad (Amitabh Bachchan), who poses a grave threat to Company rule in India as he aspires to free the country from the British. Alarmed, John Clive (Lloyd Owen), a British commander, sends Firangi Mallah (Aamir Khan), a small-time Thug from Awadh, to infiltrate and counter the threat
Suraiyya gorgeous Thug
Katrina Kaif as Suraiyya, a dancer and performer.
we must say she look drop dead gorgeous as Suraiyya in the film.
Zafira warrior-archer Thug
Fatima Sana Shaikh as Zafira, a warrior-archer Thug.
She appears fiery and determined to bring down her enemies and a burning fort-like structure in backdrop proves she is capable of doing that.
Lloyd Owen as John Clive, a ruthless British East India Company officer.
Filming of Thugs of Hindustan
It was initially planned to be produced on a budget of ₹900 million, but the budget was overshot while filming.Filming commenced on 5 June 2017 in Malta.Two ships were constructed in Malta for the purpose of filming; shooting was heavily guarded to prevent leaks from sets. The ships were built by over 1000 people working together and weighed 200,000 kg each.
Mehrangarh Fort, situated in Rajasthan, where a large portion of sequences were filmed.