Bollywood's highly-anticipated movie, Thugs of Hindostan starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh, saw a massive opening however, the film witnessed a slump in its earnings on Tuesday as it only managed to collect a sum of Rs 4.75 crore.
The film has earned Rs. 50.75 crores on the first day and then continued its dream run over the weekend. But with a new week, the film is seeing a slow growth now as it has only collected a sum of Rs 133.75 crore till now. The poor reviews and word-of-mouth promotions could be one of the reasons behind the movie’s diminishing numbers.
“With two big marquee names coming together for the first time, the screen should have crackled. When Bachchan taps into his unexplored reserves, he is capable of blowing you away. Still. And on the top of his game, Khan is a magnet in his own right. But there is not even a flicker. What you get instead is nothing but a massive cherry-picking enterprise from big entertainers of the past, many of them YRF’s own. Not only do you end up picking up on past films, scenes and references, you are left struggling with staleness and boredom. The writing is shockingly pedestrian, and the film just lies around, waiting for something to happen. Nothing does, for nearly three hours,” read a section of The Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta. She gave the movie nothing more than one star and also called it stale.
Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced under the banner of Yash Raj Films, a lot more was expected from Thugs of Hindostan but looks like the film's fate has already been decided.
On the work front, Amitabh Bachchan will be next seen in Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra, which is slated to release on Christmas 2019. Katrina Kaif is currently working with Salman Khan in Ali Abbas Zafar's Bharat. Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Shaikh, on the other hand, have not announced any projects yet.