Thugs of Hindostan: Critics sink Bollywood’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

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Bollywood superstars Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan feature together for the first time ever in a film

Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan have come together for the first time in the $42m (£33m; 3bn-rupee) epic Thugs of Hindostan, one of India’s most keenly awaited films of the year. But, as Sudha G Tilak writes, the glossy period film about a rebellion against British rule has failed to excite critics and the box office reception has been mixed.

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