My take on Ek Tha Tiger
Intervals play a very important role in the Hindi movies. Some people use it for buying more popcorn. Some people rush to the restrooms to let their juices flow, which were held desperately until now (mana ki dost ne pay kiya, par kyun pi lete ho itni cold drinks) while for some it is a good opportunity to go outside and let the loud farts out. Kabir Khan, however utilized the interval of Ek tha tiger to watch Tridev and Vishwatma. Now before you start expecting the unexpected… Let me review this Extra Briganza part by part—pre and post interval.
Movie review- Ek tha Tiger (Pre interval)
I must say, even though this was probably the most awaited movie of the year so far , even though I drove a 100 miles to watch it on Big screen and even though how much ever I tried to curb my expectations, ETT delivered and more importantly, delivered absolutely fine. The opening sequence was well deserving of all seetis and taalis and Salman was bang on target in each and every scene. Loved Salman’s breezy performance and loved his portrayal of talented yet simple Agent. His scenes with Katrina were really good and the best part was his dialog delivery (no sarcasms intended). He was quite apt in portraying how a tough Raw Agent finally falls in love and how that affects him. Katrina acted the same as ever although she did manage to do a fine job with her expression. Her dialog delivery sucked as ever. The Pre interval scenes were enjoyable and Salman did manage to create a great romantic feel to the movie. One of the pre interval chase sequence was maha fabricated and unbelievable (and no that’s not a praise) to all extents. The scene just before the interval was predictable yet nice.
Post interval Review: Ek tha Driver (too many SPOILERS follow)
Yes so as I mentioned in the beginning, after directing the pre interval portion, Kabir Khan went to see the climax of Tridev and Vishwatma (two of my fav movies). He thought wow, these two movies have total smashing climaxes, let me get inspired and ruin them (aakhir Indian jo hai). So Tiger became Driver and stared driving the audience nuts. Mr driver lost all the pre interval spark and his eyes became droopy as if he had just driven a truck from Bombay to Delhi. High heels pehen ke radhey bhaiyya Pakistan ki laundiya ko nachane lage. 10 din ke pyaar ke liye desh , desh na raha … khan , khan na raha… (finally Raj & simran from DDLJ found some company).
So Raw.one and I S aayee fell for each other and decided to sing songs and do wrongs. Together they gave some of the most legendary action scenes all based on best hindi songs. Some of these are:
1) Chadd gaya upar re, atariya pe lotan kabootar re (roof top scene)
2) Mai laila laila chillaunga, kurta phaad ke (Salman removes shirt..fanatics said aaahhh)
3) Dost Dost na raha, Pyaar pyaar hi raha (Salman ditching RAW agents)
4) Dheel de de dheel de de re bhaiyya (salman giving dheel to his flying bike and jumping onto the plane)
Ek the driver, should have a cult following among the intellectuals of the world, as it explored the inner psyche of Agents all around the world and showed that yash chopra does make sense and karan johar ki wajah se sach mein kuch kuch hota hai… It shows that duty and patriotism is over rated and arousal is the real thing.
It shows that long legs can get the enemy to fall in love with you and kick the 6 foot well-built niggas to the ground. More importantly it shows, that, Raw agents are so gullible that they can start trusting an agent who had just ditched them, in no time (ranveer-Salman) and last but not the least, it shows that about 20 trained Raw and ISI agents can’t get a bullet through the driver’s head.
Ek tha Driver, starts his time machine and drives all the way in reverse to last year’s master piece ra.one and also the superlatives of Bodyguard.
4-5 on 10.