Thugs of Hindostan has got a bumper opening at the box office, thanks to unprecedented advance-booking sales.
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According to Box Office India, at around Rs 27.50 crore nett, Thugs has recorded the highest pre-sales of all time for a Hindi film. It stands at No. 3 after Baahubali –The Conclusion and Avengers – Infinity War when compared with the advance-sales of all language films.
Thugs of Hindostan’s first day collections have beaten Salman Khan’s 2015 Diwali film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Rs 39.32 crore) and Baahubali – The Conclusion (Rs 40.73 crore nett), creating the record of for the best Diwali release in 40 years.
However, the film has failed to impress critics and audiences. Giving it 2 stars, News18’s Rohit Vats called it “a solid case of great boast, little roast.”
“Thugs Of Hindostan builds up a larger-than-life narrative and then loses ground. Just when you begin adjusting to one kind of tonality, it changes into another film. Holding a film together for 165-minutes is anyway a daunting task, but with the stellar star cast, it should have been nothing short of a spectacular party. But it isn’t. Director Vijay Krishna Acharya’s biggest mistake is not utilising the resources,” he wrote in his film review.
#ThugsOfHindostan may reap the benefit of the holiday period + tremendous hype + impressive names in its cast… But will find it difficult to sustain after the initial euphoria settles down… #TOH is a golden opportunity lost, a KING-SIZED DISAPPOINTMENT!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 8, 2018
The film also stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in important roles.
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