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Ek Tha Tiger: Movie Review

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Ek Tha Tiger: Movie Review
Rating:
3.0/5
"Maine jo ek baar committment kar di, toh main apni bhi nahi sunta"- Believe in the Tiger's words, he has fulfilled his commitment. Salman Khan does it once again with the year's most-awaited movie Ek Tha Tiger, that has released today. Directed by Kabir Khan, Ek Tha Tiger, that features Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, is an action, spy thriller, with a dose of romance too. The film has been making headlines ever since it was conceptualised. And if the promos of the movie is any indication, Ek Tha Tiger has all ingredients to make it to the top five movies of the year.

What is the story all about?

Ek Tha Tiger is a romantic thriller that revolves around the story of a Trinity College scientist, suspected of selling missile technology secrets to Pakistan. The Indian government sends a secret agent, codenamed Tiger (Salman Khan) to find out about the professor's activities. Tiger gradually falls in love with the professor's caretaker Zoya (Katrina Kaif), who is studying at a fictional dance academy. The film engages you strongly with several twists and turns. What happens next? Will Tiger gain victory in his mission or will love take an upper hand? Katrina conceals her real identity behind her Barbie doll face. What's that? Will that endanger Tiger's mission?

Verdict on performances:

Termed as the mass entertainer, Salman Khan needs no verdict on his acting skills. What makes us love him in the movie is his rugged Tiger-like attitude, that suits him the best. Salman gets into the skin of his raw, rugged, edgy character and makes you admire over his marvellous performance.

When Kabir Khan claimed that everyone will get to see Katrina Kaif's acting potential in the film, it wasn't just a mere statement. He meant it and Kat did it. For all those who believe, Katrina is nothing, but just a pretty face, Ek Tha Tiger is the answer for them. Katrina Kaif, not only looks super stunning in the movie, but she also proves that she's no less in acting as well. The girl definitely gets a thumbs up for her improvised Hindi diction and good performance in Ek Tha Tiger.

Ek Tha Tiger, high on action:

The film starts with some heavy dose of action and introduces you with the Tiger Khan. Salman's entry in the film is sure to give you goosebumps. Khan's kingly and smashing entry is just wow and makes you say, "The real tiger is back with a bang." The action sequences in Ek Tha Tiger looks real yet, retains the element of larger-than-life heroism. Katrina Kaif is a surprise here. She is much more than just a Barbie doll. Katrina lives up to Salman's Tiger image, with some good action, which is generally not expected from a sweet, petite girl.

Positives: The second half is gripping. Ek Tha Tiger will rock because of two strong points - Good story and Salman's action packed performance, which is completely different from his other movies. On the other hand, despite the alleged break up, Salman and Katrina haven't lost an iota of the chemistry, that makes them Bollywood's ultimate power couple, which they have proved in Ek Tha Tiger. The comfort zone that the couple have shared in the second half of the movie, makes their romance look genuine and real. Ek Tha Tiger gives us the larger than life picture, with some beautiful and exotic scenaries.

Negatives: Katrina Kaif could have worked more on her facial expressions. The first half lacks passion and romance. In fact, at times, romance looks very dull and lacklustre between Salman and Katrina. The film leaves a big question that how can the Indian Government leave Tiger (Salman), a RAW agent so easily? What's more illogical is that how can such a tough RAW agent fall for a girl so easily, especially when he is on a mission?

Verdict: Ek tha Tiger gets a thumbs up. The film leaves a strong message on this Independence day. The film conveys that love goes beyond border. No matter if it's India or Pakistan, love and friendship always takes an upper hand.


Topics: bollywood reviews, ek tha tiger, salman khan, katrina kaif, kabir khan
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Story first published:  Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 8:07 [IST]
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