Ever since the film was announced, the fans went into a tizzy for more reasons than one. Some were desperately waiting for the onscreen union of ex-flames Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, while others had hopes pinned on Salman’s high-octane action scenes. Several behind the scene videos- whether it’s Salman battling a wolf or Katrina prepping up for action sequences- have been doing the rounds of social media and making the fans only more curious. All that comes to a conclusion as the film hits the theatres today.
#TigerZindaHai is intended to be out and out Salman Khan film and that's what it is. For fans, it'll be a Christmas delight. And for rest, you might as well watch it to follow up with a few questions on Salman's ideal "heroism" as depicted in the film and otherwise.— Kriti Tulsiani (@sleepingpsyche2) December 22, 2017
Will the second half of the film be intriguing enough to justify the genre of spy-thriller? Stay Tuned to find out.
Ali Abbas Zafar has made sure to cash in on Salman's heroism with a partly engaging story line (not short of flaws though) so far. #TigerZindaHai— Kriti Tulsiani (@sleepingpsyche2) December 22, 2017
Tiger Zinda Hai is one of the biggest Bollywood releases with 5700 screens releasing it worldwide.
Here comes Tiger's heroic entry
Shikaar toh sab karte hai, lekin Tiger se behtar shikaar koi nahi karta: So, there are enough aesthetic slo-mo shots for Salman Khan fans to enjoy his heroic entry and perhaps to erupt in more whistles. #TigerZindaHai— Kriti Tulsiani (@sleepingpsyche2) December 22, 2017
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film marks the second installment of the Tiger franchise after the 2012-film Ek The Tiger. Both Salman and Katrina reprise their roles of intelligence agents- Tiger and Zoya. While Tiger is an Indian agent, Zoya happens to be a Pakistani spy and both travel to five different countries, fighting against the odds in order to save the nurses who’re taken hostage by ISIS in Iraq.
As depicted in the trailer, the film is based on a real-life incident wherein 46 nurses were held hostage by ISIS in Iraq in 2014. The film has been shot across various destinations including Austria, Greece, Morocco, Abu Dhabi and India and if the reports are to be believed, the entire cast and crew has really pushed themselves for the respective parts.
Salman’s last big-screen outing Tubelight failed to leave cash registers ringing at the box office, so much so that the actor reportedly had to compensate for the loss. But it’ll be interesting to see how much money does the Christmas-release rake in.
Will Salman Khan’s Tiger return with a roar? Will Salman-Katrina’s onscreen chemistry set the temperature soaring? Will the plot be intriguing enough to justify the genre of spy-thriller? Will action sequences be impressive enough? Will Ali Abbas Zafar’s directorial break box office records and emerge as the highest grosser of 2017? Kriti Tulsiani from News18.com is inside the theater to find out.
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