Seriously, I went to watch this movie just because I really wanted to see Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif together again!
So Tiger Zinda Hai is basically a story inspired by the real-life incident of the rescue operation conducted to save the lives of Indian nurses under terrorist captivity in Iraq headed by the Indian RAW agent Tiger (Salman Khan). But the movie has more to it than just the mentioned plot.
It starts off from where the first film in the franchise Ek Tha Tiger had left it, showing us a peaceful life of an Indian RAW agent Tiger (Salman Khan) and the ISI agent Zoya (Katrina Kaif) in a picturesque locale, living with their son. Their relationship has matured over time and the same is portrayed in the movie. Actually, even without many romantic and intimate scenes between Salman and Katrina, their chemistry looks amazing. Dil Diya Gallan is a soothing treat to the ears with a visual image of a breathtaking locale.
Everything seems to be going smoothly until Tiger’s ex-boss, Shenoy (Girish Karnad) finds him and hands him the grueling and extremely challenging task of rescuing 25 Indian nurses who are held hostage at a hospital by a dreaded terrorist organization that has taken over Iraq.
The plot kick starts from here, pulling both Tiger and Zoya into action. Salman sure is his macho self and performs tough stunts to prove his worth in the role as well as the story. But the real treat here is the beautiful and very-talented Katrina, who plays her role amazingly well. She stuns us with her stunts that are at par with Salman’s and leaves the audience in awe of her performance. Tiger being the protagonist and a true patriot brings together Indian and Pakistani agents to fight terror in Iraq for the sake of humanity. Of course, there are many patriotic one-liners, too, in the movie. There were also many over-the-top scenes with unfathomable stunts like Salman and Katrina fighting 100 men at a time, and of course, going unhurt!
Apart from Swag Se Swagat and the Atif Aslam’s Dil Diya Gallan, the other songs are just ok and not as memorable.
Overall, Salman and Katrina do justice to their roles.
Tiger Zinda Hai shows how a normal person can be pulled into terrorism in adverse conditions. Being an Indian film, it shows a really good India–Pakistan relationship. Indeed the Yash Raj banner has proved itself once again.
Watch the trailer and do watch the movie this weekend. It’s worth it!