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Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Romance, Thriller | 15 August 2012 (India)
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India's top spy Tiger and his love Zoya battle the dark world of intelligence and espionage that forbids its soldiers from loving the enemy.

Director:

Kabir Khan

Writers:

Aditya Chopra, Kabir Khan (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Salman Khan ... Tiger
Katrina Kaif ... Zoya
Girish Karnad ... Shenoy
Roshan Seth ... Anwar Jamal Kidwai
Ranvir Shorey ... Gopi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashok Awasthi Ashok Awasthi ... Indian Minister
Avinash Badal Avinash Badal ... Abrar's Assistant
Kiran Batra Kiran Batra ... Delhi Neighbour
Vimal Batra Vimal Batra ... Delhi Neighbour
Sushma Batt Sushma Batt ... Delhi Neighbour
Elise Brennan Elise Brennan ... Dancer
Lisa Byrne Lisa Byrne ... Amelie
Gavie Chahal Gavie Chahal ... Abrar
Ahran Chaudhary Ahran Chaudhary ... Tokas (as Aaran Chaudhary)
Bittoo Chaudhary Bittoo Chaudhary ... Delhi Neighbour
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Storyline

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 Official source

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

15 August 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Once There Was a Tiger See more »

Filming Locations:

Phuket, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

INR 130,000,000 (India), 15 August 2012, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,900,340, 19 August 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,347,774

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,000,000
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Hrithik Roshan was strongly considered for the role of Tiger. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Ek Tha Romance
16 August 2012 | by jayfloraSee all my reviews

The trailer is a bit misleading. The movie is showcased as a spy thriller/suspense sort of a movie with little love/romantic angle, so the viewer might expect a lot of action. But it turned out to be a love story and the whole movie revolves around it. Of whatever action there is, its because of two lovers trying to be together and not a spy trying to steal valuable information or anything. Its very well put together, and Katrina has acted well, loved her in this role and she looks like a charm considering she didn't use any makeup for this one. I went with 4 other guys, all of them were disappointed, I wasn't, I cant say its good, nor can say its bad, its a bit above average, hence 6.If the trailer showed Salman holding hands with katrina showing her the stars rather than him shooting people, and the intro line was something like "Two lovers......." rather than "RAW and ISI.............", than people wouldn't have expected so much love/romance and wouldn't be disappointed. People found it slow since love/romance is slow, and a few would also have a problem seeing Salman in a much lighter shade as compared to boastful/salman focused movies like Dabangg/ready/bodyguard. Its definitely a one time watch, if its playing on TV, i'll watch it, not change the channel, it does strike a chord.


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