Thugs of Hindostan breaks box office records despite disastrous reviews


Thugs of Hindostan may have received very poor reviews by critics and Bollywood fans, but the film has smashed all box office records with its first day’s collection. The film, starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh has collected more than Rs 50 crore on the first day of its release.

Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh said that the first day’s earnings by Thugs of Hindostan  was a record in many ways. He wrote, “#ThugsOfHindostan smashes *all records* [Hindi films] as it breaches ₹ 50 cr on *Day 1*… Sets new BENCHMARKS in some circuits… Big holiday [#Diwali] + tremendous hype + massive screen count help put up a SENSATIONAL TOTAL…”

Giving the breakdown of how the film had fared across India, Adarsh wrote, “Thu biz…Hindi: ₹ 50.75 cr. Tamil + Telugu: ₹ 1.50 cr. Total: ₹ 52.25 cr [5000 screens]. India biz. Highest Day 1 for a #Diwali release. Highest Day 1 for YRF film. Highest Day 1 for a Hindi film.”

Thugs of Hindostan was produced by Yashraj Films. However, the film critics had slammed the film calling it boring while giving poor ratings. Adarash himself had written, “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 had 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.”


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