Ali Abbas Zafar (the director of ‘Sultan’) gives another block buster film with Salman and this probably is going to be the biggest film of 2017. ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ the sequel of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ has not only been directed by Zafar but he is also the co-writer of the film. In him Bollywood has found a director-writer who has the key to Salman’s talent vault. Not only does he see to the strength of the plot and story; the dialogues and the screenplay, but also abhors from any kind of dwindling away from a constantly incrementing heat of the plot with unnecessary songs. Music in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ potentially complements the flow of the story while the romantic score ‘Dil Diyan Gallan’ wins over the hearts of a mammoth audience. ‘Swag Se Swagat’ draws the finishing line with enough swag as the main hero himself.
The story is crisp and fast and takes its reference from the real life abduction of the nurses by a terrorist group in 2014. Tiger, who has kept himself in the shadows from the searching eyes of RAW for the last 8 years, allows his Chief, ‘Shenoy Sir’ to trace his footsteps and reach him with the plea to take up the mission for the sake of his beloved country. Zoya, now his wife and mother of his son, works on his conscience and the tiger is ready to hunt. On the field of action, Tiger makes his own choices for his team and gets down to work with three associates. ISC, the terrorist group headed by Abu Usman, has 25 Indian and 15 Pakistani nurses in hold and Tiger and his team has 7 days to release them before the US discharges air strike on the hospital in Ikrit, Iraq which has now converted into ISC base and stronghold and also the coop for the captive nurses.
Very dramatically yet heavily tipping on a sense of logic, RAW and ISI agents (whom we already know from ‘Ek Tha Tiger’) join hands under Zoya’s intervention and Tiger’s high flying ideas. So, now here’s a pack of trained hunters laying trap under disguise, yet there’s enough suspense springing up every now and then. The story maintains good pace throughout barring the onset which is slightly sluggish and acts as the backdrop for Tiger and Zoya’s present state in life. The suspense in the end is equally relishing and hopefully (keeping fingers crossed) points towards a third film in the sequel!! If so, the audience will certainly be enthralled. With a 7.1 IMDb, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is a multiple watch.
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Producers: Aditya Chopra