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Thugs Of Hindostan
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Theatrical first look
Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya
Produced by Aditya Chopra
Screenplay by Vijay Krishna Acharya
Based on Confessions of a Thug
by Philip Meadows Taylor
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Aamir Khan
Katrina Kaif
Fatima Sana Shaikh
Jackie Shroff
Shashank Arora
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
Music by Ajay Atul
Cinematography Manush Nandan
Edited by Namrata Rao
Yash Raj Films
Distributed by Yash Raj Films
Release date
  • 7 November 2018 (2018-November-07)
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 210 crore (US$33 million)[1]

Thugs of Hindostan is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language action-adventure film, written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.[2] Thugs of Hindostan is set to be released during Diwali on 7 November 2018.[3]


  • 1 Plot
  • 2 Cast
  • 3 Production
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


The film's plot is based on Philip Meadows Taylor's 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug,[4][5] about a Thug (also known as Thuggee) called Ameer Ali, whose gang of Thugs posed a serious challenge to the British Empire in India (then known as Hindustan or Hindostan) during the early 19th century.[4] The film tells a fictional story set between 1790 and 1805.[6]


  • Amitabh Bachchan as Ismail, a high-ranking Thug and the adoptive father of Ameer Ali.[4]
  • Aamir Khan as Ameer Ali, a prominent Thug who is of Pathan origin, orphaned as a child and raised by Thugs.[4]
  • Katrina Kaif will be playing a classical Indian character.[7]
  • Fatima Sana Shaikh will be seen playing one of the lead characters.[8]
  • Jackie Shroff
  • Shashank Arora
  • Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
  • Satyadev Kancharana
  • Ila Arun


The film's production budget is 210 crore (US$33 million),[1] making it the most expensive Yash Raj Films production, along with Tiger Zinda Hai (2017).[9] Filming commenced on 5 June 2017 in Malta. The film is also being shot in Thailand.[10] The film's climax will be filmed in Rajasthan and the movie is expected to wrap filming in March 2018.[11]

It is the first time that Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are collaborating on a film. It is also Khan's second time collaborating with Vijay Krishna Acharya and Katrina Kaif, after Dhoom 3 (2013).[12] The film will have a dance sequence featuring Bachchan, choreographed by Prabhu Deva.[13] It will also reportedly feature sea battles similar to ones seen in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean.[4]