It’s a new week, but Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan starrer Thugs of Hindostan is still struggling at the box office. The epic-adventure drama is finding it hard to get by as another week signals a slow start for the multi-starrer.
Having had a huge start on its opening day itself with a collection of Rs 52.25 crore, the movie is slipping off the radar. Its total collection presently stands at Rs 145.95 crore. One wonders if it will mark a grand entry into the coveted Rs 200 crore club anytime soon.
The movie has underperformed in the overseas market as well, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh’s latest tweet. “#ThugsOfHindostan is an underperformer in international markets… OVERSEAS total after Week 1: $ 7.80 million [₹ 56.11 cr]… Breakup of key markets: #USA + #Canada: $ 1.76 mn #UAE + #GCC: $ 2.72 mn #UK: $ 810k Rest of the World: $ 2.51 mn Few cinemas yet to report… #TOH,” Taran shared on Twitter.
The movie has been panned by critics as well, with The Indian Express’ critic Shubhra Gupta saying that the film leaves the viewer struggling with staleness and boredom. “With two big marquee names coming together for the first time, the screen should have crackled. When Bachchan taps into his unexplored reserves, he is capable of blowing you away. Still. And on the top of his game, Khan is a magnet in his own right. But there is not even a flicker. What you get instead is nothing but a massive cherry-picking enterprise from big entertainers of the past, many of them YRF’s own. Not only do you end up picking up on past films, scenes and references, you are left struggling with staleness and boredom. The writing is shockingly pedestrian, and the film just lies around, waiting for something to happen. Nothing does, for nearly three hours,” she wrote in her review.