Published On: Thu, Aug 16th, 2012

Review : Ek Tha Tiger – Paisa Vasool Action Thriller !

Release date: 15 Aug 2012 Rating : 3.75/5
Director : Kabir Khan
Producer : Yash Raj Films
Music Director : Sohail Sen
Starring: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif

Salman Khan didn’t have a single release this year. The wait is now finally over as the most awaited film of recent times, Ek Tha Tiger has finally released. Salman plays a RAW agent in the film which has the lovely Katrina Kaif paired opposite him. Promos and music has created a huge buzz for the story and the movie opened to a record number of theaters worldwide. The film has hit the screen on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day, so lets how it fares.


Salman Khan(Tiger) is a RAW agent in the Indian government, and is sent on various missions to different counties. On a special mission, he is sent to Dublin to track important details of an Indian Professor who makes high profile missiles.

Once he starts his mission he comes across Zoya (Katrina Kaif) and falls in love with her. A high profile game of espionage and intelligence follows. People are not who they turn out to be and many shocking twists come in. What happens to Tiger’s ongoing mission? Does he succeed in winning his love? Does he manage to complete his assigned mission? That forms the rest of the story.

Plus Points

Salman Khan is perfect as Tiger. You will be surprised to see Salman in a new full on action packed role. He looks dashing as a RAW agent and has given a mature performance. He is mind blowing especially in the action sequences.

Katrina looks ravishing and has done a marvelous job. She is surely the surprise package of the film.

Story is a major highlight as it has many suspense elements which will leave you on the edge of your seats. Chemistry between Salman and Katrina is going to be a major highlight of the movie. They complement each other in ever scene and look awesome on screen.

With beautiful locales, lovely songs and action packed episodes, this is a full on action entertainer to the core. From start to finish, this film has oodles of entertainment and will leave Salman Khan fans completely satisfied.

Minus Points

First half tends to be a tad slow in the opening moments, but it picks up once the twists in the story are unveiled. The super hit track Mashallah comes only after the movie gets over which is bit disappointing.

Some mass masala elements which fans expect from Salman these days are missing form this movie. Because of too many action sequences, all sections of the audience might not appreciate the film completely.

Technical Aspects

This film is surely high on technical values. Such large scale action sequences are a first for Indian cinema. Action sequences are choreographed in a highly stylish manner, on par with Hollywood standards.

Cinematography is awesome and shows the the cultures of Cuba, Istanbul and Dublin effectively. Music of the film is apt and does not spoil the flow.

Director Kabir Khan manages to keep the script and mood of the film intact. Screenplay is the highlight as the movie’s pace never drops and Kabir sticks to the plot.


On the whole, Ek Tha Tiger is a complete pasia vasool treat not only for Salman Khan fans but also for regular movie lovers. Salman in a never before seen role, great locales, suspense elements and sizzling chemistry between the lead pair are the major highlights of the film. Ek Tha Tiger is a edge of the seats thriller which will surely create new records at the box office. What are you waiting for, go grab a ticket and watch Sallu Bhai in this full on action entertainer.

Bollywood 3 rating : 3.75/5

Reviewed by Avad M.