‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is a tribute to millions of nameless brave hearts of nomadic castes

The film, starring Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, is based on Confessions of a Thug, an 1839 novel by Philip Meadows Taylor. It tells the story of the courage and the valiant past of ten crore members of denotified-nomadic tribes of India. They were branded as criminal tribes by the British. They are struggling for their identity and rights even in Independent India. Janardan Gond explains

THE FILM BASED ON THE HISTORY OF DENOTIFIED-NOMADIC CASTES

It is said that the total budget of the film was around Rs 300 crore, which makes it the costliest Indian film. It has been released globally in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu in 3D and IMAX formats. It is a unique film in the history of Indian cinema. Its story is based on Thugs, i.e., the anti-heroes, of the British era. It looks for a hero in the anti-hero. A film with this storyline could not have been produced in the British period. It is also true that the communities which have been portrayed as heroes in the movie are leading a slave-like existence even today.

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