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Thugs of Hindostan releases today; likely to cross Rs 100 Crore mark by the weekend

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Thugs of Hindostan, one of the most awaited films of the year starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Zeeshan Ayub has hit the theatres across India on Thursday amid the grand Diwali festivities.

Vijay Krishna Acharya’s directorial is produced by Yash Raj Films and has amazing music composed by the very talented duo Ajay-Atul. The movie have already created immense buzz with its intriguing trailer despite having a lot of such similarities with the popular Hollywood Pirates of the Caribbean series.

The initial reviews of Thugs of Hindostan coming from film critics have been overwhelming so far and it looks like Aamir Khan is going to take the box office by storm.  Releasing across 5,000 screens in India and 2,000 screens overseas, Thugs of Hindostan is likely to collect a whopping Rs 40 crore on its opening day. As per early predictions, Thugs of Hindostan will cross the Rs 100 Crore mark by the weekend.

Moviegoers have already booked their seats in cinema halls across the country and had been posting the pictures of their movie tickets with excitement. Take a look at her tweets here:

Aamir Khan, who plays Firangi Mallah in the film has undergone a major transformation to justify the character. Amitabh Bachchan as Khudabaksh looks like a warrior who is also a farmer, Fatima as Zafira comes across as the daredevil while Katrina as Suraiyya is the ultimate siren. The film also stars English actor Lloyd Owen essaying a significant role.

Reportedly set in the backdrop of India under the British rule in the 19th century, Thugs of Hindostan is inspired by Philip Meadows Taylor’s 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug. It revolves around the life of a thug and his gang who challenge the British Empire in the country.

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