Ek Tha Tiger Review

It’s undoubtedly the biggest release of the year. The craze prior to release, the mad-rush for tickets, with theatres overcrowded with people – is something that we have never witnessed for any film before. The very fact that Salman Khan, the biggest box-office draw in India today, is teaming up with Katrina Kaif (who has a massive following of her own) and Yashraj Films, is the reason behind all the hype and excitement.

But what about the film’s content? Salman’s last two films, have set the box-office on fire, but quality-wise it’s been disappointing. Prior to release, director Kabir Khan promised a film that will go way beyond the initial weekend – ‘content will take the film a long way’ he said at a press conference.

Is Ek Tha Tiger worth a watch? Ek Tha Tiger Review below..

Story: Ek Tha Tiger is about a Indian RAW Agent codenamed Tiger (Salman Khan). He is on a mission to track down a professor, who is suspected of selling secret missile technology to Pakistan. Here, Tiger falls in love for the first time, with a beautiful young girl Zoya (Katrina Kaif). What happens next? Is it all about love for Tiger or will he fulfil the task on hand? Watch Ek Tha Tiger to find out.

Ek Tha Tiger Review

What works for Ek Tha Tiger

  • The film starts off very well, Salman’s introduction scene is something to watch out for. Director Kabir Khan has handled the love story beautifully, the moments that Zoya and Tiger share – their chemistry, innocence and banter – is a treat to watch.
  • The action sequences are brilliantly shot. The first one on the train, while a bit over-the-top, works purely because of Salman Khan. There are plenty of chase sequences which finally culminates in the climax, where Salman jumps straight from a bike onto a plane! It’s the same old stuff though, every bullet that Tiger fires hits the target. The villains, unfortunately, left their contact-lenses back at home.
  • The USP of the film is undoubtedly Salman Khan. Ek Tha Tiger is a celebration of Khan’s charisma and sheer larger-than-life presence. It’s also his best performance since Dabangg. He is in every frame – from start to finish – and does well in both action and romantic scenes.
  • Katrina Kaif is gorgeous. What do we say? It’s hard to take your eyes off her. Her expressions are slightly ‘blankish’ in the second half, but overall she does well. Her costumes are beautiful and she carries them off with grace and elegance. Don’t miss the ‘Mashallah’ song during the closing credits.
  • The music (Sohail Sen, Sajid-Wajid) is good – Saaiyaara, Laapata, Banjaara are all beautifully picturised. The cinematography is fantastic (Aseem Mishra).

What doesn’t work for Ek Tha Tiger (Negatives)

  • No logic behind the storyline or scenes: Your left with a lot of unanswered questions towards the end of the film – (possible spoilers, don’t read if you haven’t watched the film) why does the RAW suddenly decide to help Tiger towards the end? What is Zoya really after? Why is the ISI so casual and ever-so-forgiving towards her? The professor’s character is shut out completely after the first half. The script has a lot of loop-holes and the twists and turns don’t work.
  • Even though the runtime is short (134 minutes), the pace is sluggish in the second half. The plot is stretched way too long – there is nothing in the second half  apart from chase sequences, with Zoya and Tiger always on the run.

Overall, Ek Tha Tiger is for Salman Khan fans. It has good music, lovely chemistry between the lead couple, mass-pleasing action sequences and they squeeze in a topless scene for Salman too.

As for the rest, it’s neither a intelligent film nor does it provide the necessary ‘thrill’. The story, eventually, turned out to be the biggest disappointment.

Rating: ★★½☆☆
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176 Comments

  • Taran adarsh gives 4.5 out if 5… Most critics have given 4 with some3.5. I read all of them and does look like indicine watched the same movie as the others did. Well I was expecting a mixed response from critics and mind blowing response from public but the response isind blowing from both sides. So finally we have a Salman khan movie where critics and public agree.

  • Zorka ka jhatka dheere se laga. Ek the tiger big dissapointment borin film. Sirf action achcha hai lekin story achchi nahi hai. Kaash Salman Ek the tiger ke badal koi remake film karta tho better hotha.

  • Bollywood Hungama | Taran Adarsh
    Kabir Khan’s direction is thoughtful, focused and never goes off-track. In fact, EK THA TIGER takes the detective genre in Hindi movies to a fresh altitude. Besides, Kabir and co-writer Neelesh Mishra open the cards gradually and the highpoint is the interval point when Salman unravels something shocking. Post interval, the film throws one surprise after another and it reaches its crescendo in the concluding stages, with the climax making a solid impression.

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  • I think due to such a weak story after half of the shooting katrina kaif lost her interest . So at the 2nd half she is seen with no expressions

  • I think due to understand such a weak story after half of the shooting katrina kaif was lost her interest . So at the 2nd half she is seen with no expression . I am 100 percent sure about it

  • Taran adarsh gives 4.5 out if 5… Most critics have given 4 with some3.5. I read all of them and does not look like indicine watched the same movie as the others did. Well I was expecting a mixed response from critics and mind blowing response from public but the response is blowing from both sides. So finally we have a Salman khan movie where critics and public agree.

  • Srk fans started negativity & they want to make the situation like Ra.One.All are commenting without watching the film.

    But the true fact is that the critics reviews are 70-75% positive & word of mouth is 90% positive.
    You all get it tomorrow from media officially.
    So trying to pull ETT down is not going work the time.

    Now fastly dislike my comment.Only this is in your hands.

  • being a salman fan i liked the movei BUTT if u’ll ask me from the inner part of my heart it has dissapointed me alot ;( ….. was expecting alot from the movie

  • All fans thats are fans of bollywood plz let me know what we should mark of sallu fans – allu ballu fallu hallu kallu mallu nallu or vallu fans . What is appreciate ? Plz let me know

  • On the whole, EK THA TIGER is a high-octane thriller that works big time. This one has style and substance, both, besides dazzling action, stunning international locales and stylish execution. Most importantly, it has Salman Khan, the trump card of this enterprise. There’s no denying that Salman’s charisma has resulted in a mind-blowing, astounding, never-seen-before start at the ticket window, but the film’s content will sustain it thereafter. The film has long legs to prolong its splendid run. This is, without doubt, Salman’s best. Sure shot Blockbuster!

    by TARAN ADARSH

  • Salman khan Eid special films 3 films OK. this year 2012 Ek tha tiger big dissapointment boring film.

    2009-Wanted Remake Super hit.
    2010-Dabangg all time blockbuster.
    2011-Bodyguard blockbuster.

    2012-EK THA TIGER flop ya only hit, big dissapointment boring film. Salman khan Ek tha tiger film karke bohot badi galti kardi, kaash reject katha tho achcha hotha.

  • Aki all of us know that taran adrash is a paid reviewer . So stop to state his review in this wall . This false review will not work

  • IMBD gave 2.5 stars hehehehe. see i told u guys not waste ur money and accept the truth guys this movie was worst. worst dialogue delivery, action not bad, boring songs and movie is way too slow.
    Just coz u like salman u guys say its awesome :P just give up.

  • saw the movie nothing new in ett n going by public reactions its a big disappointment…now ett has only 6 days to collect n after eid it will be sure to crash
    maximum bo collection-125-130 crs nett india n 30-35 crs overseas

  • Again bad luck for bollywood. Ek tha tiger will be sure blockbuster. Ek tha tiger is the shame for quality and senseful movies.

  • just watched ETT and I must say i am pretty much disappointed with the movie. Salman Khan movies are always accompanied with lots of whistle, hand clapping but this time it seems that I was at a funeral.
    the movie does not meet the expectation that was prior to its release. I am very sad to spend my day off watching this crap. drinking a couple of beers with my friends would hav been better

  • For Indicine this proves how good critic you are in reviewing a film.
    Now for all the cross breeded guys who are spreading negative comments i want to share a big secret with them “Salman movies never need critics ratings for the success of his him”.Ab yaar jab film like ready has got no least story has finally became a blockbuster.I can’t explain more simply than this example.

  • Indicine what happened to you ? everyone liking this movie and you are given only 2.5 stars i really disappointed from you.

  • Waoo… Nice to see here that all King Khan’s haters showing their jealousy and negative thoughts about Ek Tha Tiger..

    Opening day is nothing less than 30cr and including last day 300cr.

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