TIGER ZINDA HAI
Director: Ali Abbas Zaffar
Story: Ali Abbas Zafar, Neelesh Misra
Starring: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif
Screenplay: Ali Abbas Zafar, Neelesh Misra
Music: Vishal –Shekhar
This film is the sequel to the earlier Kabir Khan directed successful espionage action drama ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and this one is in the true Ethan Hawke, Jason Bourne and Rambo and Van Damme genre of films. Based on the true incident of many Indian and Pakistani nurses held captive in Iraq, a tough team of Indian intelligence agents led by the tough and laconic Tiger (Salman Khan) who is supposed to have been dead in RAW files but actually is leading a quite life with his Pakistani agent wife Zoya (Katrina Kaif) and his young son, but is called back in the line of duty by his Richard Crenna like superior Shenoy (Girish Karnad) and Siddharth Basu who takes the decision to give him the assignment of rescuing the nurses from the ISI led operatives led by Abu Usman who turns renegade because he has been tortured in the Guantanamo bay just because his name was a misnomer for a terrorist. He hates anything that is US based and wants to control all the oil wells in Iraq but he gets shot at and has to be nursed and so the nurses are held hostage. Zoya too joins Tiger in his mission and also in the fray are Angad Bedi, Kumud Mishra, Nawab Shah, and a Raw operative who has been planted on the oil rig as a labor drafter. He helps Tiger and his men to get access to the hospital where the nurses are held and the rest of the film is about their mission with a lot of action and fire and bombs and shoot outs and suicide bombers and boys as terrorists. The film’s action is the plus point of the film. It’s superbly shot and choreographed. Salman Khan is in his full fettle ably supported by the beautiful action queen Katrina Kaif. Their chemistry sizzles on screen. Salman seems to be back in his zone and seems a lot more comfortable in this than he seemed in Tubelight. He delivered well on his role. Katrina Kaif is seen doing some kick ass action and stunts. She seemed to have done these stunts with ease and almost felt like she has mastered the art of action. The rest of the cast is adequate. Sajjad Delfrooz makes a good debut as the cold blooded villain. The music is not upto the mark though the background music is very good. The foreign locations are like never seen before on Indian screen. The introduction of Salman Khan fighting a pack of wolves is an entry never seen before. Ali Abbas Zaffar has left no stone unturned to make this a big blockbuster and has done justice to the script. The action director Tom Struthers has worked his magic brilliantly. Technically a superior product. Salman Khan diehard fans will love it.