5 Reasons Why Thugs of Hindostan is a Copy of Pirates of the Caribbean

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There’s a long list of Bollywood movies ‘inspired’ by Hollywood flicks. But the B-Town sometimes takes the ‘inspiration’ too far, ending up making the same movie with a localized cast and a bunch of item songs. Thugs of Hindostan seems to be the latest addition to the list. The recently released trailer looks incredibly similar to the Hollywood flick.

1. It’s in the name

Before we even get started on the trailer, “Thugs of Hindostan” actually sounds like ‘inspiring’ use of synonyms.

Thugs… meet Pirates

Hindostan… meet… the Caribbean

Thugs of Hindostan… meet… Pirates of the Caribbean

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2. Amitabh Bachchan’s Khuda Baksh is Hector Barbossa

Hector Barbossa is one of the leading characters in Pirates. Amitabh Bachchan’s character, Khuda Baksh, appears to be quite similar.

Amitabh Bachchan as Khuda Baksh in Thugs of HindostanHector Barbossa - Pirates of the Caribbean

Computer jee, replace the monkey with an eagle, and hat with a turban. Desi enough? Good!

3. Aamir Khan as ‘Ghareebon ka Jack Sparrow’

Wait… we’ve heard this before. Wasn’t Ali Zafar once called ‘Ghareebon ka Jack Sparrow’?

Ghareebon ka Jack Sparrow
Ghareebon ka Jack Sparrow

Move over Ali, Mr. Perfectionist is here:

Aamir Khan The New Jack Sparrow

4. Firangi Baddies

In Thugs of Hindostan, the thugs – our desi Hector Barbossa and his men – are seen plundering the British East India Company. Much like the Pirates, who are up against The British Royal Navy in Pirates of the Caribbean.

British India Company Redcoats

5. Action Sequences

Spot the difference:

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