Baahubali didn’t just create records but also hurt the ego of many stars of Bollywood. While some people verbally targeted Baahubali on several occasions, Aamir Khan targeted the records of Baahubali ever since its release. Dangal was successful to some extent in surpassing the worldwide gross of Baahubali. But the regional collections are not even close to it. Aamir Khan has spent so much time and effort on his latest film Thugs of Hindostan.
Thugs of Hindostan Production
Thugs of Hindostan has a star cast of Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, and Fatima Sana Shaikh. Aditya Chopra produced the film under the Yash Raj films banner with a whopping budget of Rs 300 Crores. Aamir Khan underwent permanent nose and ear piercing for his role. Amitabh Bachchan wore heavy armor which aggravated his neck and shoulder pain. The promotions of the film are top-notch and the fans called the film India’s answer to Pirates of the Caribbean and Bollywood Baahubali. The teaser and trailer raised the expectations sky-high.
Thugs of Hindostan Release
The film finally hit the screens on Nov 8 on the occasion of Diwali. It was released on around 5000 screens in India and 2000 screens overseas which are the highest for a Bollywood film. The film has a record collection on its first day marking the highest ever for a Bollywood film. But to the shock of the audience, the film is a mess of cliched scenes and predictable narration. The reviews are completely negative and the audience started trolling the film from its morning show onwards. The memes floated over the internet and several fans of Aamir Khan abused the director for his terrible execution. Some of them suggested he work with South Indian film directors for a better output.
Thugs of Hindostan Collections
The collections dropped after the first day and decreased with each passing day. Surprisingly, the collections on Saturday were less than that on Friday. The Sunday collections could be slightly better but from Monday onwards the film may result in a significant drop in collections. The Hindi version collected 50.75 Cr on its release day, 28.25 Cr on the second day, and 22.75 Cr on the third day. The Telugu and Tamil versions collected 1.5 Cr on their release day, 1 Cr on the second day, and 0.75 Cr on the third day. The Hindi version of the film collected 101.75 Cr, Telugu and Tamil versions collected 3.25 Cr, and the total Nett. collections are 105 Cr for 3 days.
Thugs of Hindostan is not just a disappointment but shattered the Baahubali dream of Aamir Khan and Bollywood. It is time for Bollywood to realize that audiences want content-rich movies and they should rely on good content instead of depending on the stars and promotions. With the budgets and resources, Bollywood deserves better movies.