Will Amitabh Bachchan Starrer ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ Show Dirty Indian Politics?

Amitabh Bachchan Starrer Thugs of Hindostan
Amitabh Bachchan Starrer Thugs of Hindostan

The film – which is made with an estimated budget of over Rs. 200 crore (approximately $30 million) stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Fatima Sana Shaikh.

By Rakesh Raman

The upcoming Bollywood film “Thugs of Hindostan” is expected to open simultaneously in India and China. It will release in India on Diwali.

According to film company Yash Raj Films (YRF), “Thugs of Hindostan” is written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. This YRF film will bring together Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan together for the first time ever.

The word Hindostan is derived from Hindustan or a nation only for the people belonging to the Hindu religion. India, which is also called Hindustan, is currently under the rule of a Hindu regime controlled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headed by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India. As most Indian politicians are thugs, perhaps the movie is based on these real thugs.

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The “Thugs of Hindostan” movie is also believed to be a real-life story based on the recent experiences of Aamir Khan who faced the wrath of BJP when he had subtly expressed his resentment on the increasing intolerance in India.

Aamir Khan had said that his wife suggested him to go out of India because the BJP-supported groups are so intolerant that they are hell-bent to attack the minority communities including Muslims in India. As his name suggests, Aamir Khan is a Muslim.

It will be interesting to see the role of Amitabh Bachchan in the “Thugs of Hindostan” because he is working as a brand ambassador for multiple projects of the Hindu party BJP.

Bachchan must be knowing that all the Modi government’s projects – such as Swachh Bharat that aimed to clean India and education for children – that he supports have failed miserably. Modi’s government is wasting public money worth thousands of crores of rupees on these mismanaged projects.

Willy-nilly, Bachchan is still promoting them. So, it is expected that he will support the thugs in the movie as well as he is doing in his real life.

It is believed that “Thugs of Hindostan” movie will highlight the nexus between Indian politicians and criminals, as almost all politicians here are corrupt and many are facing serious criminal charges. They have reduced India to a level of criminalized kleptocracy, in which all the four pillars of democracy have collapsed.

The film – which is made with an estimated budget of over Rs. 200 crore (approximately $30 million) stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Fatima Sana Shaikh. “Thugs of Hindostan” is scheduled to be released on 8 November 2018.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.

Photo courtesy: YRF

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