Ek Tha Tiger

Ek Tha Tiger
Release Date: 15th August 2012
Cast: Salman Khan, Girish Karnad, Ranvir Shorey, Katrina Kaif, Roshan Seth, Rochelle Okoye, Steven Dasz, Lisa Byrne, Troi Ge, Olivia Jackson, Bella Boyd, Usha Uthup, Sarah Conn

Music: Pritam Chakraborty

Director: Kabir Khan

Sallu Bhai is back with all his glam-sham, his muscles and his characteristic macho adaa—this time as a wronged spy—to woo all his lovers on India’s Independence Day. And he is going to shock the filthy and corrupt worlds of Indian and Pakistani espionage in ways from which they will hardly be able to recover. The fight is going to be the hardest for the fight is for his love. Featuring exotic music that is rich with influences from the traditional music of the Gulf, thrilling action sequences, lots of bombing, gunfire, car chases and some ounces of pure drama, Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger promises to be a really exciting watch. Semblances from The Bourne Identity definitely abound in storyline, portrayal of the hero’s character, especially in the chase and action scenes, and in the use of handheld shooting to documents and depict moments of tension, threat and violent response. The film also seems to have a similar cinematic look as The Bourne Identity. All in all, Ek Tha Tiger looks packed with neat and well thought-out camerawork, careful direction, some well-advised foreign influence, and a steaming, titillating plot. One waits to see if the Sallu-magic keeps on and his audiences continue to sway the way they did when they devoured his last action masterpiece, Dabangg.