I hope Ek Tha Tiger keeps going strong at the box office. The action-packed, romantic thriller takes you on a highly entertaining roller-coast ride through several continents. The stunts are just magnificent, Bollywood action movies are getting better and better. I loved this movie! I would say hiring Hollywood’s stunt coordinator Conrad Palmisano has paid off gloriously. Same can be said about Aseem Mishra, whose cinematography is borderline poetic.
The foreign locations were awesome, especially Istanbul and Havana, Cuba.
Ranvir Shorey, as secret service agent looked great with beard and slightly threatening. You could never be sure if he didn’t work both sides.. He created some moments of good suspense. I liked him and wish they had given him more screen-time and his role a bit more complexity and substance.
The soundtrack was very nice too. Of the songs, I liked Laapata and Mashallah best.
I am not surprised at 200 crore. It’s a great family entertainer. Even grandma will like it. Just make sure she sits far enough not to get dizzy..
Part of the box office success of Ek Tha Tiger hinges undoubtedly on Salman & Katrina’s chemistry, which is plain undeniable and makes you wonder where these two are headed relationship-wise. They make a fabulous couple, not just on screen but they look right together. Let’s talk about body language. It seems that Katrina’s role as ISI secret service agent Zoya, served two purposes, one to showcase how good she looks on a high speed chase, who thought she had it in her, and secondly it appears like the perfect platform to woo her back from Salman’s point of view. “Oh Kat, It’s part of the role that you should lay down on me.. that I nibble on your ear, dance a waltz with you..and hold you tight n whisper in your ear..” and you can see Katrina looking at him as if she were saying “oh yeah? so are we in character now..??” He is wooing her with his eyes in every single scene, 99% convinced that he got her back, and not just on tiger track. The question Katrina will have to answer.. should she stay or should she go.
Salman, aka RAW secret service agent Tiger is asking himself on and off screen the same question, but it looks like he has made up his mind.. No wonder, Katrina looks sexier than ever! Round in all the right places but muscular and healthy, just wonderful to look at. This woman is beautiful even without any make-up, as she dared to show us in a rare glimpse of her beauty ‘au naturel’ – that was gutsy! and btw, heads up for her stylist and costume designers. From innocent to femme fatale, wearing a traditional Pakistani dress, she looks stunning in whatever she wears!
The movie is a bit heavy on romance for being a thriller and action movie, but, let’s say, I don’t hold it against them. :-)
Well done. Shabash! Salman Khan, your charm and charisma never fails. This movie will turn into another Salman classic and I bet it’s not the last time we get to see Zoya and Manish. calls for an encore.
btw, if you are interested in reading about the real Tiger, Ravinder Kaushik, the ending of his story slightly differed:
.. not exactly a James Bond story, sailing into the sunset with a pretty girl. No, Ravinder was caught and jailed in Pakistan, tortured. He eventually died in jail.