Celebrating the Real Thugs of Hindostan: The Folks Who Gave Us Demonetisation

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Celebrating the Real Thugs of Hindostan: The Folks Who Gave Us Demonetisation

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

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hugs of Hindostan 2 is releasing on November 8, and we can’t wait to find out if it will live up to the hype of its prequel, which released two years prior on exactly the same night. Will the new Thugs be as successful in getting rid of the British, as the old thugs were in disposing of 500 and 1000-rupee notes? Can Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan pull off that on-screen chemistry that matches that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah? Only time will tell.  

The super-slow RBI printing machines took 18 months to share the box-office collection tally of 2016 sleeper hit, Thugs of Hindostan – The Demonetisation Edition. Trade analysts think that it should take only another week, before they get a clearer idea of what the sequel stands to make.

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