Mumbai, Sep 27: The much-awaited trailer of Thugs of Hindostan, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif, is finally out and it looks like an action-packed period drama.
The trailer was launched on the special occasion of Yash Chopra’s 86th birth anniversary today.
The three-minute 33 seconds long trailer opens on an intense scene; The East India Company, which arrived in Indian with a primary purpose to trade, is now ruling the nation. Azaad, played by Amitabh Bachchan, a Hindustani, is determined to liberate his country.
But it’s not that easy, the British have hired the biggest thug– Firangi as Aamir Khan, to stop him. Aamir as Firangi holds the maximum attention by his funny one-liners and wicked character.
As the trailer progresses, Firangi takes sides with Azaad and says, “Ab hume Azaad ke saath rehna hai, Azaad banna hai.” But, is he actually with Azaad or is it his strategy?
Dangal fame girl Fatima Sana Shaikh also impresses as the bold and beautiful archer Zafira.
Katrina Kaif also makes a fleeting appearance in the trailer but nothing much has been disclosed about what she’s doing in the film.
The visuals and background music reminds everyone of Pirates of the Caribbean.
“Thugs Of Hindostan“ is based on Philip Meadows Taylor’s 1839 novel ‘Confessions of a Thug’ and is about a gang who posed a serious challenge to the British Empire in India (then known as Hindustan or Hindostan) during the early 19th century.
The film is all set to light up this Diwali with its release on November 8.