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

  • Komal Nahta – ETT:It’s a straight blockbuster. Reports wil be mixd but business will be outstanding. Opening sugests, it is Salmania at its best.

    Raghuvendra Singh – Ek Tha Tiger is full of entertainment. Salman khan at his best and don’t know how Katrina Kaif is becoming more beautiful day by day.

    Arshad Warsi – Just saw Ek Tha Tiger, it’s a Hollywood film in hindi with subtle n class direction, outstanding Salman n breath taking Action…

    Kamaal R Khan – It’s not a film but Baap of films. #EkThaTiger will destroy all the records n will be biggest ever hit in the history of Bollywood.

    Shreyas Talpade – just saw @ekthatiger … fantaastic Mindblowing

    Gaurav Kapur ‏- Surely gonna watch Ek Tha Tiger again. Best action seen in an Indian film. Slick & stylish. Pyaar se banaai hai film @kabirkhankk ne.

    Shruti Seth – Just watched #EkThaTiger. So now I want to marry @BeingSalmanKhan. @kabirkhankk @minimathur aapke liye toh Eid jaldi aa gayee. Lots of luck❤

    Rashmi Daryanani – Acting and story aside, at the end of the day if you judge a film merely on the parameter of whether it was entertaining or not, then Ek Tha Tiger is a definite watch. It’s got action, romance, a dash of comedy, and two of the biggest superstars in the industry today – all come together to make a flick that’s fun, not too heavy, and a great way to spend a few hours. Go watch! 3.5/5

    Sreedhar Pillai – EK Tha Tiger – 4/5- Paisa Vasool mass entertainer. Salman Show all the way. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride – 2 hrs 10 minutes.

    Aniruddha Guha ‏- #EkThaTiger’s the rare Salman Khan film that can boast of a plot. And some bloody solid action.

    Amul Mohan ‏- #nowwatching EK THA TIGER!!! @ Chandan! People are whistling and clapping on the empty screen the projector isn’t even on yet!

    Shailesh Kapoor ‏- Ek Tha Tiger > Wanted > Dabangg > Ready > Bodyguard

    losers check this celebrity comments.

  • are celeberity comments are always positive, at the time of ra.one each and every celebrity gave positive responce, even aamir said it was super. this is so stupid

  • D movie has grt music n some twists… Action scenes are amazing.. Salman’s action stunts in dis age… Wow superb…. He is amazing … Negative things toh har mivie me hoti hai..over all d Movie will be a block buster..

  • With negative word of mouth bodygaurd has become second all time grosser and guess what ett is getting quit positive reviews.

  • @mental just give up dumbo ett big flop!! hahahaha publice responce was bakwaas. taran adarsh is paid reviewer. celebrity always say positive stuff about movie. don2 was better than this crap

  • And these srk fans will never give up so just bring it on.But at last they are going to cry after the sucess of ett.So just wait and watch.

  • All srk fans are now jobless like srk and commenting bad without see the movie to seat in the home but salman fans are busy for see ek tha tiger.that is why dislikers are more

  • @mental, whats the use man? at monday the collection will go down and the 200 cr dream is gone. Its just useless to argue with u and next time don’t dream big and its better to keep ur mouth shut.

  • what bakwasss movi, totlly mixture of “bourn series” films and body of lies, i cant believe the director of “Kabul Express” and “New Yark” which based on orignal script made such Charrba movi.nothing new in that movi, same tipory acting by salman,southy movies typed action and brain less story, tottly money wasted film,Gangs of wassepure much better than it,

  • @don how can u say that infact there is eid on monday and u know what happend to sallus film on eid it is well known fact from the last 3 years

  • Glamsham gave ( 5 out of 5 stars ):-*****
    “Fact : a Salman Khan film does not need reviews”!
    .
    When some people understand this?????

  • Emperor khan, yahoo gave 1 star, imbd gave 2.5 star and it got negetive responce from public and this original movie it’s not a remake, now people got to know it has poor content the collection will hugely drop .And the review that got five is a paid review, no other sites have given 4 star except taran and he is a paid reviewer.

  • @khan, hahaha 200 cr dream is gone, yes it may huge opening but from u see how the collection will drop hugely hehe. it got a negetive responce from people :P

  • hey movie is not so good i say to all of you plzz dont waste your mony for this movie is like tess maar khan remamber akk

  • indicine i think writer of this article was a sharukh khan fan because he had showed his negativity in this article !!! like if u agree thanks

  • RAW & ISI ka to majak bana diya….even, 50 % role of Salman done by his body double…he should get credit for the lead role…
    nothing special……..but just show teaser of SRK’s next……music just awesome…..anushka’s smile just killer…..

  • I saw on u tube ‘puplic review of ek tha tiger’ only 2 persons out of 54 gave negative responses dont beleve then check it

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