Moviegoers can now buy tickets for Yash Raj Films’ Thugs of Hindostan. The adventure film has big names like Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan in the cast and is expected to rake in big numbers also due to its holiday release.
The Vijay Krishna Acharya directorial, which also stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh, has created a strong buzz thanks to its promos and posters.
BookMyShow COO Ashish Saksena said in a statement, “The bookings for Thugs of Hindostan will open on November 3 and it is expected to take an unprecedented opening. The fact that the film will also release in Tamil and Telugu adds to the excitement and the hype that surrounds the film ahead of its release.”
He added, “Diwali is by far the best time of the year to release a film. Being one of the biggest festivals in India, the Diwali celebrations last anywhere between 3-5 days with a number of holidays that come right after it, making it the best time for people to watch films with their families. The expectations from Thugs of Hindostan are far more also because while normally during this time at least two major Hindi films are slated for release, this year the Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan starrer is the solo Hindi release.”
Ashish also spoke about the chances of Vijay starrer Sarkar. He said, “Sarkar is a highly anticipated film due to the magic combination of superstar Vijay and AR Murugadoss as the director. Both of them individually are widely acclaimed and popular and the fact that they are coming together for Sarkar adds to the buzz. The film will also release in Telugu.”
While Thugs of Hindostan releases on November 8, Sarkar hits screens on November 6.
In the movie, Aamir is playing the role of Firangi Mallah who sports a nose-pin. According to a report Mr. Perfectionist took inspiration from his school friend who also used to sport a nose pin.
Yes, his school friend who had relocated from Sindh region used to wear nose-pin. Years later, he decided to add that to his character, and he designed his own nose-pin.
According to a source reported by DNA, “Aamir has an eye for minute details. Not only does he have a vision for his characters, but he also takes every bit of efforts to get the finer details right. It is a lesser known fact, but he observes his near and dear ones very closely and often draws inspiration from them for his onscreen characters. To play a ‘thug,’ he imprinted the design of the nose-pin his school friend wore decades ago.”
The costume designers of the movie Rushi and Manoshi said that Aamir’s role is a potpourri of many elements and the identities are inspired by many people that he met in his life. Manoshi had revealed how just like magpie Firangi Mallah too likes to collect things that are eye pleasing to him.
Apart from Firangi, Mr Bachchan’s character too required a lot of detailing. Mr Bachchan’s character in the film, Khudabaksh, is at the grassroots level.
He believes in basic honour and self-respect. He is a simple farmer at heart. We kept his fabric earthy with hem, jute, soft linen and cotton muslin. On top of that are the layers of chogas [robes] and jamas [ankle-length coats], which were all handwoven with leather.
The armour is what gives Khudabaksh strength. One interesting thing about his character is that he fights with two swords in the sheath on his back. That is part of the power of his character. These were some of the things we built into the character.
Costume designers Rushi Sharma and Manoshi Nath revealed that when they moved to Bombay, they did a script-writing course. They said that when you write a character-driven script, there are things you need to know about. Like where the character comes from, his social strata, his relationships with his friends and family.
Earlier, costume designers were among the last people to be taken on board when it came to the technical and design departments. But today, they are among the first people who are called. That makes our life so much easier, because they have so much more time to think and design.
They say that they do love glamour, but the glamour has to be justified in the script. The storytelling has become so important, which is why from being a high-fashion glamour-oriented version, costume design has become character-driven.
Talking about Aamir’s character Firangi they disclosed that Firangi instinctively attracted them. He is lovable and charming, but at the same time, he is the one who is double-crossing you.
He is an Indian, but his name is Firangi. He does not identify himself as an Indian. Except for his dhoti, which is the most Indian part of him, his shirt, the leather tail coat, his mismatched boots, the chatelaine belt and sunglasses are all stolen from other people. One of his shoulders has an epaulette that he has stolen from a soldier. He views the world with his rose-tinted glasses.
Aamir Khan visits Amitabh Bachchan’s show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’
On November 2, Aamir was on the hot seat with a participant from the Sunderbans called Jalaluddin Gazi, taking questions from Amitabh. The actor appeared on the hot seat in a segment of the show called Kaun Banega Crorepati Karmaveer.
Jalaluddin, for the uninitiated, runs schools for underprivileged children. The story of Jalaluddin is an inspirational one; a man who can’t read and write himself and coming from poverty, the man has been instrumental in sending children to school.
A taxi driver today, Jalaluddin could not complete his studies and had to beg for a living. Later, he became a rickshaw puller to make ends meet.
A chance meeting led him to learn how to drive and he became a taxi driver. His ambition now is to start a college and see students become doctors and engineers.
Aamir spoke about his fan boy moment of working with Amitabh. “I was a big fan of him when I entered the industry. It was my dream to work with him. I was so elated when I got to work with him.”
During the course of the show, Amitabh revealed some interesting facts of Aamir’s life and ways. The veteran actor revealed how Aamir was in the habit of writing down his dialogues by hand. Explaining his process, Aamir said that it helps him remember his lines better.
Aamir and Jalaluddin played the game together and fielded many questions such as ‘Who is currently the first citizen of India?’ and ‘What is the bowling style of the spinner Kuldeep Yadav also known as?’ and ‘According to the Census of 2011, which is the second most spoken language, as a mother tongue, in India?’
Ahead of the telecast, when Aamir had finished shooting the episode, he had taken to social media to express his feelings. He posted a picture of them together, and wrote, “What an exciting day I have had! Just finished shooting for KBC with Mr.Bachchan. Had so much fun. Sir, sorry for all my requests! Couldn’t control myself!” In the picture, Aamir can be seen wearing a checked red jacket and specs. Amitabh, meanwhile, is dressed in a classic blue suit.