How Aamir Khan Failed To Light Up Box Office This Diwali

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How Aamir Khan Failed To Light Up Box Office This Diwali

 Aamir Khan is referred to as Mr Perfectionist for a reason. The 53-year-old actor dives into any project with all his creativity and candour. From beefing up in Ghajini to learning the nuances of wrestling in Dangal, Aamir likes to get into the skin of the character. Unlike his contemporaries, he likes to work on one project a year, and it’s been the same drill for over a decade now.

So when Aamir plunged into Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Thugs of Hindostan, an action adventure based on Philip Meadows Taylor’s 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug, the excitement around the big-budget film was palpable.

MAMMOTH EXPECTATIONS

One, it was large-scale film which touched up the concept of thugs back in the day. Second, Thugs of Hindostan got two of the best talents in the country – Aamir and Amitabh Bachchan together on the big screen for the first time. Third, it promised to be a film high on action sequences. Fourth, Bollywood fans always await the release of an Aamir Khan film because Mr Perfectionist hardly disappoints.

But this time his fans were in for a rude shock when Thugs of Hindostan hit the screens a day after Diwali. The desi version of The Pirates of The Caribbean with a half-baked screenplay got a thumbs down from critics and fans alike. So much so that Thugs of Hindostan’s run at the box office reminds one of Salman Khan’s Race 3.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by Daily Report and is published from India Today.)

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