Ek tha Tiger review: A twisted Indo-pak love tale
Ek tha Tiger review:
A twisted Indo-pak love tale
Released in over 3800 screens, Ek tha tiger is destined to be one of the top grossers after 3 idiots, may be even surpassing it, but the film speaks otherwise.
Tiger a.k.a Avinash Singh rathod(salman khan) is an agent of RAW, the intelligence wing of the Indian government. He goes on a mission to Dublin where he meets Zoya(Katrina Kaif). Eventually both get close and love is born, when suddenly Tiger discovers that Zoya is an agent of ISI, the pakistani intelligence department and she is the one who he has been looking for. This is where the typical hindi filmi style reaches it’s peaks. Instead of killing the agent who has been a threat to the national security, he lets her go and comes back to India.
Come second half, and tiger and zoya meet at the UN conference where zoya confesses her love to him. They decide to run away for they know their respective countries are not going to like this. From then on, there are a lot of twists and both keep telling their bosses that they are faking love to get the secrets out from the other person. The twists are so many, that towards the end I started wondering if they are really in love!
The dialogues are very poor. But for a couple of incidents, there’s no comedy. There were only two songs in the movie, which is a good thing given the quality of the songs. The whole movie seemed like a wild goose chase where everyone tries to catch tiger but no one succeeds. There’s a lot of running and climbing all through the film.It seemed lame that so many people, working for the intelligence can’t find tiger. There was an action scene where sallu bhai jumps onto a aircraft from the bike but it was force-fitted into the movie.
Salman’s performance was good. He got a chance to show his acting skills and he seemed pretty good at it. Girish karnad’s and Ranvir shorey’s roles were not satisfying. But for the introduction scene of salman where was complete noise in the theatre with whistles and claps, the crowd remained silent for the entire film, which speaks a lot of things about the movie.
On the whole, it was not a very satisfying movie. Lovers of salman khan will find it ‘OK’ but then the rest wouldn’t probably like the movie. That said, because of salman’s presence and the openings it has got, the movie is going to do a great business at the box office.