Ek Tha Tiger, just another Salman Khan action film, or is there something more?

Last year for Eid, we got the, well, floppity film Bodyguard from Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor, this year Yash Raj Films stepped in and tried a few things the Salman way.

Everyone knows Yash Raj Films is famous for those classic Hindi romantic-dramas, and sweet love comedies, but stepping into the picture with a bit of espionage, and international terrorism? “Sounds a little bit like Faana”, you might be thinking, but will it be as tragic and heartbreaking? Can Salman Khan do that?

Those things were running through my head as I sat in my nice comfortable seat at the newly closed Block-E AMC theater in Minneapolis. This was to be the last Bollywood film I would see there I really didn’t want to be disappointed when the film began with a terribly confusing plot introduction about two different intelligence agencies: RAW and ISI, the first being from India, the second Pakistan.

Salman Khan stars as Tiger/Avinash Singh Rathode, Katrina Kaif stars as Zoya, with Ranvir Shorey as Gopi.

Insert Tiger, a spy for RAW. He’s crazy strong, and smart, he can outwit a gang of spy and slip away undetected, but after being on the job for seven years straight, his boss insists he take a break, but Tiger says no, and he wants a new assignment.

RAW ships Tiger off to Ireland where he must monitor an Indian professor who is rumored to have given Pakistani secret services information about weapon building. Tiger is impatient, and tries his best to get the professor to open up to him, but things don’t work out so well  so he breaks into the professor’s house and comes across his Indian housekeeper, Zoya. He is enchanted by her dancing, but she kicks him out of the house immediately. Somehow through determination and deception, Tiger befriends her, and tries to use her to get closer to the professor, but ends up falling for her instead of the other way around.

What will happen when a Indian spy falls in love on a mission? Watch Ek Tha Tiger to find out!

Ek Tha Tiger (2012) (Hindi Movie / Bollywood Film / Indian Cinema DVD)

Our Rating: 7.5/10 

When the movie began, I thought oh no, not another straightforward fighting film with Salman bragging about how much manliness he has (the fighting scenes in Bodyguard were getting to be ridiculous the whole film was wasted spending more time on his fight scenes than the plot). It seemed like that at first, but then as things progressed we see more of the romance factor Yash Raj Films are famous for. The twist was a bit predictable, but not extremely, and the ending was really tense and emotional.

I think the filmography on this was really great, especially in the Cuba scene, everything was so color coordinated and vibrant, and just extremely visual. I think that Yash Raj Films tried really hard not to give us a half baked film, and they succeeded. The ending was stronger than the beginning, and much more exciting.

Overall the film was a good new watch, and a must for Salman Khan fans. 


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