To enjoy Ek Tha Tiger to the fullest, you need to do the following
1. Pick the smallest theatre in your city/town
2. Make sure you keep your mobile in silent mode or switched off to save yourself from getting beaten up whilst watching the film.
3. Feel the craze for Salman Khan when his fans go crazy the minute he first appears on-screen. Join the fans in whistling, hooting and doing everything that they do in the cinema. Its super fun, trust me!
4. Dont you dare pass any comment against Salman! Hes Salman and moreover hes a RAW agent, which gives him the ticket to leap off tall buildings or stop a speeding train with a coat.
5. Finally, when you leave the theatre, youre sure to feel two things the buzzing background score in your head and unforgettable images of Katrinas stunning beauty.
I suppose Kabir Khan has some kind of fetish for terrorism as all his films thus far have dealt with terrorism or its aftereffects, including Ek Tha Tiger, which tells us the story in the lives of RAW and ISI agents of India and Pakistan. Salman Khan plays Tiger, one of the finest RAW agents of India. Tiger, as hes fondly called returns home from Iraq after a successful completion of a mission, only to learn that his next mission is in London. Hes expected to closely observe and follow a Professor whos suspected of leaking information about Indias anti-missile technology to ISI agents. Tiger meets Zoya, who works a part-time caretaker and falls head over heels for her. What happens between Tiger and Zoya forms the rest of the story?
In this RAW, ISI makes love in paradise story, you dont expect logic but only entertainment. The story takes us through some scintillating locales, by looking at which youll ask yourself, of all the places why should someone come here to make war but not love. The plot after a certain point becomes predictable and whats to follow becomes easy to anticipate. Although, Kabirs version of RAW v/s ISI story has plenty of action and equal amount of drama, youd definitely feel the film lacked the spirit to turn into one of the best thrillers of the recent past.
Fans of Salman and rest of the audiences alike will definitely enjoy the action in the film. Crisply shot and edited, the fight sequences are presented in style and appear plausible. The action is intelligently synced with some brilliantly executed chase sequences, shot atop of buildings, through narrow streets and crowded market places to add extra moments of Salmanism.
The first took half took off like a jet boat, at amazing pace but come to the second half, you feel a block in the flow of the story. Salman couldnt have given a better performance and thankfully you dont see him mouthing cheesy lines while Katrina gives one of her career best performances. The humor in the film is likeable and doesnt appear artificial. Especially, the initial moments between Salman and Katrina are truly enjoyable.
Kabir Khan may have just given the biggest hit of the year but this definitely doesnt qualify as the best film. His intentions were crystal clear he wanted to make a film thatll have Salman Khan written in every frame and he succeeded in that. Music by Sohail Sen is memorable but its the background score that stands out.