Ek Tha Tiger (translated in English as Once There Was a Tiger) is a 2012 Indian Hindi language spy action-thriller film directed by Kabir Khan and co-written by Khan and Neelesh Misra, from a story and produced by Aditya Chopra. It is the first installment in the Tiger franchise and the debut film in the Yash Raj Film Spy Universe.
It casts Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranvir Shorey, Roshan Seth, Girish Karnad, and Gavie Chahal. In the film, Avinash “Tiger” Singh Rathore (Khan), an Indian spy, is given the objective of recovering information before it is gained by Pakistan but is side-tracked after falling in love with Zoya Humaimi (Kaif).
Avinash “Tiger” Singh Rathore, an officer of RAW, is compelled to kill Rabinder, one of his men, for absconding to Pakistan’s spy agency ISI while in Iraq. Disappointed his missions always feature vehemence, Tiger is next arrayed by his boss, Shenoy, on an assignment in Dublin to observe Anwar Kidwai. Kidwai is a science professor of Indian origin who teaches at Trinity College and is allegedly undertaking novel nuclear weapons research, which RAW wishes to gain before the Pakistani intervention. Tiger’s handler, Gopi, convoys him on this ever-so mission.
Tiger positions himself as Manish Chandra, a non-fiction author writing a book on Kidwai and other Indian scholars. To gain access to his house, Tiger befriends Kidwai’s caretaker, a British-Indian Trinity College dance student named Zoya (played by Katrina Kaif). As time progresses, Tiger and Zoya fall in love, and she invites him to “My Son, Pinocchio,” a college play sponsored by Kidwai and choreographed by Zoya herself. A few days later, Tiger is ambushed by a mystery attacker, with him and Gopi fearing their identities have been uncovered.
After discovering the assailant’s identity on the day of the play, Tiger chases him through Dublin, which leads to Tiger publicly preventing a Luas train crash. During the sequence of the play, Gopi calls Tiger to inform him of commotion at Kidwai’s house; there, Tiger determines Zoya’s true identity as an ISI agent tasked with the same mission as him, extracting Kidwai’s research from his computer.
|Directed by||Kabir Khan,|
|Written by||Kabir Khan and Neelesh Misra,|
|Story by||Aditya Chopra,|
|Produced by||Aditya Chopra|
|Starring||Salman Khan Katrina Kaif, Ranvir Shorey, Roshan Seth, Girish Karnad and Gavie Chahal|
|Edited by||Rameshwar S. Bhagat|
|Music by||Sohail Sen|
|Background Score||Julius Packiam|
|Production company||Yash Raj Films|
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films|
|Release date||August 15, 2012 (India)|
|Running time||132 minutes|
|Box office||est. ₹334.39 crore|
|Salman Khan||Avinash “Tiger” Singh Rathore||Read|
|Katrina Kaif||Zoya “Zee” Humaimi||Read|
|Ranvir Shorey||Gopi Arya||Read|
|Roshan Seth||Anwar Kidwai||Read|
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