2.5/5 – Ek tha Tiger Movie Review by Rajeev Masand
The film loses its pace during those pensive scenes in which Tiger must make a choice between head and heart, and in those portions where both protagonists must consider the implications of choosing love over duty. The over-simplistic Indo-Pak peace message is only further evidence of the fact that this film treats a serious subject lightly.
Salman Khan’s performance in’Ek Tha Tiger’is moody at best. He jumps into the action scenes whole-heartedly but seems lost in the film’s dramatic portions, looking subdued even, like the birthday boy who’s having no fun at his own party. The romance between him at Katrina Kaif is sweet, but almost awkward ” this film could have done with a little more passion between its leads. Katrina, faced with a fair bit of action herself, commits herself to the role, but her character has a cardboardish edge.
Despite its obvious flaws,’Ek Tha Tiger’is far from unwatchable. It’s a welcome change from the harebrained films we’ve seen Salman Khan in lately, and for what it’s worth he’s playing a character and not himself for a change. The question you have to ask is ” Is that enough?
I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five for director Kabir Khan’s'Ek Tha Tiger’. At best, it’s a satisfying watch. Just don’t go in with high expectations.