Star Cast – Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Usha Uthup, Ranvir Shorey.
Director – Kabir Khan
Producer – Aditya Chopra
Story by – Aditya Chopra
Music Director – Sohail Sen
Lyricist – Neelesh Misra
Screenplay by – Kabir Khan and Neelesh Misra
Cinematography– Ravi K. Chandran
Distributed by – Yash Raj Films
Genre – Romantic / Thriller
Ek Tha Tiger is set to release on 15th August 2012
It is for the very first time in his career that Salman Khan is in the lead of a movie being produced under the Yash Raj Films banner. In Ek Tha Tiger Salman plays the character of the central protagonist ‘Tiger Boss’. Katrina Kaif plays his love interest in the movie and her characters name is ‘Zoya’. It for the first time after their break-up that Salman and Katrina are paired opposite each other in a movie. The story of this film is written by Aditya Chopra and is being directed by the ‘New York’ hit maker Kabir Khan.
This movie is being billed as one of the biggest movies of 2012 and with the Salman – Katrina pairing, expectations have gone higher. Going by Salman Khan’s score at the box office, this surely will be his biggest hit so far and this time Katrina Kaif will be alongside to add that extra factor to it. Nothing about the story of this movie has been revealed so for, but who really cares about the story when you have the Salman ‘Dabang’ Khan and Katrina ‘Chikni Chameli’ Kaif romancing on-screen.
Controversies are bound to happen if it is a Salman Khan movie, and Ek Tha Tiger is no exception either. There was a controversy regarding the release date of this movie. Reportedly this movie was supposed to be released on 1st June 2012 but on Aamir Khan’s request, who wanted to release hi movie ‘Talaash’ on the same day, Salman shifted the release date of his movie to Eid of 2012 which is in August. It was even reported that Salman Khan has been offered a whooping amount of 32 crores for this movie. The other controversy surrounding this movie was that music director, Pritam was supposed to compose the music of this film, but when he opted out, Aditya Chopra roped in Sohail Sen to compose the music of his film. Sohail Sen’s previous venture was ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’ which did fairly well at the box office and its music was a huge success.
Ek Tha Tiger is being produced and will be distributed in the overseas and Indian market under the Yash Raj Films banner. They began shooting for this on the 10th of August 2011 and it is being shot in 5 different foreign locations which include Turkey, Ireland and Iraq. The entire crew had to encounter with an earthquake while in Turkey, but thankfully no-one was hurt. Ek Tha Tiger is definitely a movie to watch out for this year and the reason is nothing or no-one else, but SALMAN KHAN!