Thugs of Hindostan: Everything you need to know about this magnum opus

Updated: Nov 04, 2018, 10:02 IST | mid-day online correspondent

As the trailer of Thugs of Hindostan, starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh, releases on Thursday, let's take a look at the characters of the film

Thugs of Hindostan: Everything you need to know about this magnum opus
Thugs of Hindostan poster

The trailer of Thugs of Hindostan is will be released on Thursday on a grand scale in Mumbai. The makers of Thugs of Hindostan chose the occasion of late film scion Yash Chopra's birth anniversary, September 27, to unveil the trailer of the film. The trailer, which is touted to be one of the longest ones will also be unveiled by Aamir Khan on his Instagram account.

Ever since the film was announced, there was immense curiosity generated to know the characters and the backdrop of Thugs… Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh, the film boasts of a larger than life, never seen before action extravaganza and an incredible casting coup never seen before.

Yash Raj Films known for its unique marketing skills, took to introducing their film's primary characters through motion posters. On the first day, the makers of Thugs of Hindostan unveiled Amitabh Bachchan's character as Khudabaksh. The iconic actor plays Khudabaksh - a battle-hardened warrior. Khudabaksh is seen as a commander of this massive ship as he gets ready for a huge war in the motion poster.

Amitabh Bachchan

The second poster in action was actress Fatima Sana Shaikh's. The 26-year-old plays the character of a daredevil warrior, named Zafira. She is fiery and stunning, and is an extremely talented fighter and specialises in combat by bow and arrow. Zafira has perfect accuracy and she doesn't miss a target, ever. Fatima Sana Shaikh as Zafira brings vigour and freshness to Thugs of Hindostan.

Fatima Sana Shaikh

Following this was the antagonist British actor Lloyd Owen's character as Lord John Clive. He is the enemy one should never make. He is the face of the British Raj in India and a symbol of cold evil and deadly ambition.

Thugs of Hindostan

After this came the most-awaited poster of Katrina Kaif's character. One of the fittest actresses in town, she plays the sizzling dancer Suraiyya. This undoubtedly can be touted as her hottest desi avatar with 'alta' in her hands and feet. In the film, Suraiyya has been shown as the most gorgeous girl in British India who makes every man go weak in their knees.

Katrina Kaif

As they say, the best is preserved for the last, the audience were treated with Aamir Khan's poster on the fourth day. Khan plays a character uniquely named 'Firangi', sports brown hair in the film, a look that Aamir has never been seen in. He travels on a donkey and going by his entire look, he seems to be an extremely wily character.

Aamir Khan

And, finally, the makers released the final poster of Thugs of Hindostan featuring all the pivotal characters in one frame.

Thugs of Hindostan

After introducing the characters of the film to the audiences, it was now time to take a look at its songs. The first song's teaser titled, Vashmalle features Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan.They are seen dancing their hearts out on the tunes of choreographer Prabhudeva.

Watch the song here:

One of the exclusivity of this film is that one will get to enjoy the complete songs only in the theatres. As of now, Thugs has only released teasers of their songs. This was followed by the most-awaited song, Suraiyya, which is the character introduction of Katrina Kaif in the film. Katrina Kaif's seductive eyes cast a spell on everyone! Her latkas and jhatkas makes you drool over her body.

Watch the teaser here:

Katrina had to endure a lot of physical pain to get the smooth and free-flowing moves for Suraiyya. Talking about it she told mid-day, "When I saw the choreography, I realised that the steps were fantastic but tough. The beats were fast, but the movements had to be fluid. So, it was a challenging combination."

How could one not talk about the gigantic ship (the most powerful part) in the film!? Take a look at how that ship was built.

Building the ships was chapter one of Thugs of Hindostan. The second chapter is how the entire crew and cast managed to pull the adventorous action sequences.

The ship also had to be destroyed after they winded their Malta shoot schedule, which wasn't easy either. 

The effervescent and free-flowing action sequences and artillery did not come in a day or two, the artists had to train extremely hard for it. Here are the glimpses of it:

Apart from the film's magnificent visuals, actions sequences, Thugs of Hindostan is also lauded for the costumes adorned by Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan.

The Vijay Krishna directorial was also shot in Thailand, the set was flooded with uninvited visitors to see the megastars and talented actresses shooting for this film.

On Wednesday, the makers surprised the audiences with a spectacular and visually delightful music video titled, Manzoor-e-Khuda. The song's teaser had Katrina Kaif and her brilliant dance moves. The makers shared the video on YouTube and wrote: "This Diwali, get ready for an explosion of action & adventure!"

Thugs of Hindostan is set to treat audiences across age groups with a visual scale like never before. With biggest jaw-dropping action sequences seen on screen to date and an epic war on the seas, the film is set to light up this Diwali. YRF's mega action entertainer, Thugs of Hindostan, is set to release on November 8, a national holiday.

Also Read: Aamir Khan: To See Myself On Poster With Big B Is A Dream Come True

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