Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan faced mayhem on social media as Thugs of Hindostan hit theatres across the world amidst disastrous reviews by film critics. Aamir, also known as Mr Perfectionist, had written an emotional post on the eve of the release of the Thugs of Hindostan.
In a post, tweeted by the actor, Aamir wrote, “A journey which has been so special and memorable for me. Each one of you has done such a mind blowing job, and I am so happy to be a part of this team. He had said that he had ‘no idea how successful it will be, but irrespective of the fate of the film, I want to thank you all for a very fulfilling two years.’
“I think we can all be satisfied that we have given it our best,” he added. He singled out his Dangal co-star Fatima Sana Shaikh stating that she was ‘one of the finest co-stars I have ever worked with.’ “Fatty you are a star, he wrote adding that Katrina Kaif was someone he ‘absolutely loves.’
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) November 7, 2018
However, film critics slammed the film for poor direction and an equally bad storyline. Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “All that glitters is NOT gold… Holds true for
#TOH… Some engrossing moments in the first hour, that’s about it… Formula-ridden plot, screenplay of convenience, shoddy direction are the main culprits..”
Film critic Sridhar Pillai agreed, “A big let down, too long and songs add to the boredom. Formulaic 2 core with hardly a plot line. Fed up of period action Azadi’s v/s powerful British as enemy. Screenplay a mess.
@aamir_khan does a Jack Sparrow act. Good visuals otherwise nothing in it.”
Critic Rohit Jaiswal wrote, “Negative points of #ThugsOfHindostan 1- DIRECTION, 2- Over Acting By Fatima & Ila arun, 3- SHIPS
4- GRAPHICS & VFX, 5- Outdated Action Scenes, 6- Predictable Twists & Turns, 7- Aamir Khan Fake Awadhi Accent.”
Other social media users too were not kind with their comments for the film.
4 Years for Mangal Pandey, 3 Years for Talaash, 1 Year for Dhoom3, 2 Years for #ThugsOfHindostan & whole 90s only 3-4 good movies. In 34 Years of career, he spent 20 years doing bad movies and you call him “Perfectionist”. Lol!@aamir_khan is an overrated piece of shit.
— SHAH RUKH KHAN. (@iamsrk_brk) November 8, 2018
Just finished #ThugsOfHindostan .
Poor direction, bad script , unnecessary twist and turns like Race-3 . People don’t expect this type of crap movie from aamir khan
— Sumit kadel (@SumiitKadel) November 8, 2018
#ThugsOfHindostan has been slammed by critics as well as public. After @iamsrk and @BeingSalmanKhan here comes the third one, @aamir_khan with his own share of HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT… The film is true to its promise though— A visual extravaganza… But with a disastrous content.
— Rahul Raut (@Rahulrautwrites) November 8, 2018
Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan also has Katrina Kaif and Amitabh Bachchan among others.