The wait for Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif‘s Tiger Zinda Hai is finally over as the film has hit the screens today (December 22). The film has been one of the most anticipated ones of the year and while you line up to watch it, our Editor in Chief and film critic – Tushar P Joshi is already halfway through the film. During the interval, here’s what he had to say about the movie, “Tiger Zinda Hai is Salman Khan’s return to form, delivering what he does best – playing to the gallery and pleasing his hardcore fans. Back after a gap of 5 years, Tiger is a changed man and the time and setting is different. Married to Zoya (Katrina Kaif), Tiger has a son and the family lives away from Indian in a secluded Austrian town. Duty comes calling when a group of Indian and Pakistani nurses are held hostage by an Iraqi warlord whose weapon of choice is terrorism. Tiger is called back to the field, and despite his initial hesitation he decides to be part of the mission and help rescue the Indian nurses.
The setting and landscape is the barren desert of UAE and a lot of high octane action sequences takes place in small alleys. Katrina and Salman’s insane chemistry is a definite highlight of Tiger Zinda Hai. Director Ali Abbas has also given Zoya’s character more depth and things to do in the film. In fact, the fact that she plays a Pakistani ISI agent gives the plot an interesting twist. Salman looks his best and Ali plays him up in every frame. The action scenes in the first half are of international standard and they do remind you of the Bourne Identity series and even James Bond. Paresh Rawal is a fantastic addition to the cast and his character brings in the right amount of humour to the plot. (ALSO READ – Tiger Zinda Hai FIRST REVIEWS out! Salman and Katrina’s film is the most thrilling, action-packed film ever, suggest critics)
Tiger Zinda Hai plays on the concept that two warring nations India and Pakistan unite for the first time with their agents Tiger and Zoya facing one common enemy. The second half will deal with Tiger and Zoya’s team executing their mission and rescuing the nurses. The dialogues have doses of patriotism but never seem jingoistic or over the top. For those who were disappointed with Salman’s last release Tubelight, Tiger Zinda Hai is a welcome change that showcases the actor in his superstar avatar.” Well, looks like the film is quite clearly fantastic in the first half. For the full review of Tiger Zinda Hai, stay tuned to BollywoodLife right here.