After Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ which broke several records and won many accolades, Bollywood has been stepping up its game when it comes to period dramas. 2018’s period drama is yet to come on Diwali – Thugs Of Hindostan. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya who previously directed, Dhoom 3, Thugs of Hindostan is a period drama set in the time of Britishers in India. It’s based on the lives of the Thugs who posed as a serious and grave threat to the Britishers. Starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub, the film releases on 7th November.
For the very first time in the Bollywood industry, two massive ships have been built by over 1000 people for the movie. We have never seen such kind of ships which weigh around 2lakh kgs. The ships play a very important part in the movie. We are surprised that such an amount of hard work and creativity is being put in the movie. The help of international designers also contributed to the making of the ship. It will be new for the audiences that they will be seeing something like this on the big screen. Period dramas are now loved by everyone, plus with such a talented star cast the film already looks promising.
A source close to the project told koimoi.com, “It was a time-consuming process to build the 2 ships that were constructed off the coast of Malta. There isn’t any Bollywood film that has presented a film featuring ships on such a massive scale. It will be a huge cinematic moment for Indian cinema. The film will be releasing in IMAX and you can’t even imagine how this visual extravaganza will look on screen,” the source added. Director Viktor aka Vijay Krishna Acharya wanted to go the whole hog in terms of scale and create a truly amazing visual experience. Viktor has labored with international teams that have experience in working on Hollywood films to build these ships. Authenticity and aesthetics have both been kept in mind given the fact that the film is set in a period.”
Talking about the roles of the characters in the movie, recently Aamir Khan said that he is such a character that cannot be trusted even once. He’ll go till an extent of selling his mother, he is that kind of a grey character. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of Aamir’s adoptive father and a thug. Rest other characters will be out soon.
Thugs of Hindostan is based on a book of 1839, ‘ Confessions Of A Thug ‘ by Philip Meadows Taylor.