Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, and Katrina Kaif starrer, big budget film Thugs of Hindostan surprises everyone with its first day box office collection. The film, despite garnering negative reviews from critic as well as the viewers, creates history by collecting Rs. 52.25 Cr (all languages) on its opening day.
The Boxoffice India's report suggests about the film that it has outgrown previous records set by Salman Khan starrer Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which collected Rs. 39.32 Cr. Thugs has recorded the highest pre-sales of all time for a Hindi film.
The film however has disappointed the viewers and critics.
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.
Noted film critic Taran Adarsh called the film "KING-SIZED DISAPPOINTMENT!"
#OneWordReview…#ThugsOfHindostan: DISAPPOINTING.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 8, 2018
All that glitters is NOT gold... Holds true for #TOH... Some engrossing moments in the first hour, that’s about it... Formula-ridden plot, screenplay of convenience, shoddy direction are the main culprits... 👎👎👎
#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 was released on November 8, 2018 -- a day after Diwali. Now the attention is on the final collection of the film at the box office.