In early twentieth-century British India, the Pindari leader Prithvi Singh narrates his story to a reporter from the London Times - a story of betrayal and deceit at the hands of the ... See full summary »
In the dark world of intelligence and espionage, all information is guarded in the name of national security. But some stories escape the fiercely guarded classified files, stories that become legends. This is one such story, a story that shook the very foundation of this dark world. In a government employees' neighbourhood in New Delhi, there lived a rugged, handsome and mysterious bachelor about whom his neighbours knew nothing. That was because he was India's top spy, an officer with the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India's external intelligence agency. This man was known even in official corridors as TIGER (Salman Khan). Tiger is sent on a relatively easy and safe mission to Dublin, Ireland to observe a scientist of Indian origin who is suspected of sharing his research findings with the Pakistan defence establishment. Tiger attempts to meet the scientist but is not successful. He tries to befriend the scientist's part time home caretaker, Zoya (Katrina Kaif). As Tiger begins... Written by
Hrithik Roshan was strongly considered for the role of Tiger. See more »
At 94:58, Gopi mentions that 623 and 612 flights departed from London and Frankfurt that day (pretty close to the respective daily averages), but then he proceeds to equate that to 825,802 passengers, which would equate about 688 passengers per flight, a long stretch given that the average capacity of a Boeing 757, which, even assuming all of those flights were Boeing 757-300s, is more than double the maximum capacity of 289 of a Boeing 757-300.
Further, even assuming that particular day was a particularly abnormal day, and ignoring the film's own estimate of 623 takeoffs on the said day, the busiest day ever at Heathrow only saw a traffic of a total of 233,561 passengers (arriving + departing). Given that Frankfurt has the third largest passenger capacity in Europe behind Heathrow and Paris, the total number of passengers at both airports combined barely breaches the halfway mark of the 825,802 passengers quoted by Gopi in the movie.
Further really stretching this, and even considering all airports in London (and not just Heathrow, ignoring the total 623 number of departures which is met by Heathrow alone), the average number of departing and arriving passengers in all London airports combined is still 366,102 leaving us with an average of 183,054 departing passengers from all London airports, which even assuming an equal number from Frankfurt, is again barely half the quoted number of 825,802 passengers. See more »
The best action film made in Hindi by a distance, with great stunts and breathtaking visuals
I mean, I really don't have to say much more than what's in the summary. This film will entertain you but also make you think. It's the complete package: stunning action, great romantic chemistry, great visuals and a great background score (the best of the year in my view).
Salman Khan plays Tiger with ease. He's very lively and serious as the purposeful and ruthless RAW agent. He's done a great job of doing his own stunts. It's especially commendable considering he underwent treatment for trigeminal neuralgia shortly before the first shooting schedule.
Katrina Kaif is the most natural the audiences have seen her since New York. The progress she's made since her entry in Indian cinema really shows Ranvir Shorey and Girish Karnad have done exceptionally well in the roles of Salman's aide and friend and RAW chief.
It's worth mentioning that, although this film is a romantic action thriller, the humorous elements prove to be the perfect addition. The way Kabir Khan has subtly incorporated humor into an action film is Hollywood-esque and terrific.
The international locations are amazing. The film's a visual treat.
The music is amazing, with 'mashallah' really sticking out for me. Mohit Chauhan does an amazing job with 'Saiyaara'.
Kabir Khan has done an amazing job. He completes a hat-trick of meaningful films, all different in their respective styles.
Overall this film is a treat to the senses. You just have to watch it and enjoy the experience. I give it the full 10/10.
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