Ek Tha Tiger
|Ek Tha Tiger|
|Directed by||Kabir Khan|
|Produced by||Aditya Chopra|
|Screenplay by||Kabir Khan
|Story by||Aditya Chopra|
|Narrated by||Ranvir Shorey|
|Music by||Original songs :
Guest Composers :
Background Score :
|Edited by||Rameshwar S. Bhagat|
|Budget||₹750 million (equivalent to₹990 million or US$15 million in 2016)|
|Box office||₹3.20 billion (equivalent to₹4.2 billion or US$63 million in 2016)|
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Ek Tha Tiger (English: Once There was a Tiger) is a 2012 Indian action thriller, directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films. It stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, and features Ranvir Shorey,Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth and Gavie Chahal in supporting roles. The film was the third collaboration of Kabir Khan with Yash Raj Films after Kabul Express (2006) and New York (2009). The plot centers on an Indian spy (RAW) code-named Tiger who falls in love with a Pakistani spy (ISI) during an investigation and how Tiger’s ideology and principles change over time.
Pre-production of Ek Tha Tiger started in the second half of 2010 after the script had been completed. Principal photography commenced on September 2011 and ended in June 2012. The film was shot in five countries. Initially scheduled for a release on June 2012, the film’s release was delayed and it opened on 15 August 2012, coinciding with India’s Independence Day was holiday which celebrates on 65th anniversary to the marked.
Critics gave Ek Tha Tiger generally mixed reviews with most of the praises given for its action, cinematography and music. The film opened to extremely strong box office collections and became the second Bollywood film to gross over ₹3 billion (US$45 million) worldwide with a gross of₹3.20 billion (US$48 million).
An agent code-named “Tiger” (Salman Khan) – India’s top spy and an officer of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) – is conducting a mission in northern Iraq. Tiger is forced to kill one of his own men who has defected to Pakistan‘s spy agencyInter-Services Intelligence (ISI). He subsequently kills many ISI agents in his escape from Iraq. Tiger returns to India and reports to his boss, Shenoy (Girish Karnad), in New Delhi. He is immediately sent on a mission to Dublin to observe a scientist of Indian origin, Professor Anwar Jamaal Kidwai (Roshan Seth), who teaches at Trinity College and is suspected of sharing his findings with the Pakistan defence establishment. Fellow RAW agent Gopi (Ranvir Shorey) accompanies Tiger on this mission. Tiger meets the scientist but fails to spend enough time for his observance and instead begins to spend time with the scientist’s caretaker Zoya (Katrina Kaif), who is studying at a local dance academy. He tries to befriend Zoya to extract information, but begins to discover his human side as he grows closer to her. Tiger is attacked and robbed at his residence by a person suspected to be an ISI agent. Gopi repeatedly warns Tiger not to fall in love with Zoya, but his love cannot be stopped. Tiger asks Zoya for a date and there they both came to know about their feelings for each other. Before telling her his feelings, during a visit to dance academy, Tiger discovers that Zoya is an ISI agent and refuses to commit treason on Pakistan when he asks. Instead of killing Zoya, Tiger lets her go.
Some time later, Tiger and Zoya meet again at a UN Foreign Minister’s Meeting in Istanbul when Zoya signals to him using a cryptic message. They decide to leave everything for their love and fool their respective agencies by taking a flight toCuba, having told their agencies that they are in Kazakhstan. Some years later, their agencies trace Zoya and Tiger due to a CCTV recording. They track them down in Havana, Cuba, and the ISI agents catch Zoya. Tiger meets Gopi, who is searching for him for RAW, and having lied to Gopi that both Tiger and Zoya intend to return to India and cooperate with RAW, convinces Gopi to save Zoya from the ISI agents. Instead of returning to India, the pair trick Gopi and escape aboarding an aeroplane. Tiger calls Shenoy, who tells him that RAW will find both spies. Tiger tells Shenoy that they will only return when Pakistan and India no longer need ISI and RAW. In the epilogue, several images of Tiger and Zoya in cities including Venice, Cape Town, Zurich and London are shown, where sightings of them have been reported. But neither agencies could catch them.
- Salman Khan as Tiger / Manish Chandra/ Avinash Singh Rathore
- Katrina Kaif as Zoya
- Ranvir Shorey as Gopi
- Girish Karnad as Shenoy
- Roshan Seth as Professor Anwar Jamaal Kidwai
- Gavie Chahal as Captain Abrar
Initially, Kabir Khan was announced to be the director, but after finalising the story, Kabir approached Shah Rukh Khan with the script. Although initially liking the script, Khan didn’t agree to the movie due to date issues. The film’s script had been completed by November 2010, and underwent changes in February 2012. In May 2011, reports said that Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif would work together on a film titled Ek Tha Tiger. It was Khan’s first venture with Yash Raj Films and his fourth opposite Kaif. Before starting the film, Khan postponed a project titled Sher Khan by his brotherSohail Khan. His fee for the venture was ₹320 million (US$4.8 million). The film was also one of Katrina’s first in the action genre. Ranvir Shorey was signed for a supporting role. On 3 May, a photograph shoot was held with the lead actors. Later, Punjabi actor Gavie Chahal signed to play a character named Abrar in Ek Tha Tiger; his Bollywood debut.
Initial reports said that principal photography would start by 5 July 2011, but Yash Raj Films’ spokesperson Rafiq Gangjee said that the film had been delayed because of production requirements.The first scheduled shooting began on 10 August in Dublin. After a postponement when Khan went to the US for surgery forTrigeminal neuralgia, shooting resumed on 10 September 2011. Filming took place at Dublin’s Trinity College. Stunt directors of The Bourne Identity were hired for the action sequences. Some action sequences were also shot in the city. During filming in Dublin, the Irish film crew held a demonstration about filming conditions and payment, which halted the shooting temporarily . The second round on filming took place in Istanbul and lasted two months. In February 2012, the film’s cast and crew went to Havana to shoot for a month. There, Khan shot a cameo scene for a local tourism company. The sets used in the film were featured in the advertisement. Problems with the script caused the postponement of the film’s planned shoot in Hong Kong. Afterwards, a three-day filming schedule was completed in Delhi. Filming ended in June 2012 after the last schedule was shot in Bangkok. Khan had to undergo a fitness program titled ‘Dirty Running’ over 30 days for his action sequences. Kaif played her role without makeup.
|Ek Tha Tiger|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||20 July 2012|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Sohail Sen chronology|
All songs except one, are composed by Sohail Sen. The film score was composed by Julius Packiam. Initially, Pritam was signed to compose the songs for Ek Tha Tiger and the film’s first digital poster credited him as such. However, he opted out of the film because of date clashes with another Yash Raj project, Dhoom 3. Neelesh Misra wrote the lyrics. A song titled Jaaniyan, which had vocals by Pakistani singer Bilawal Baloch, was reported to have been leaked from the film’s soundtrack. Yash Raj Films officials denied the news, and said that the album was in no danger of being leaked. “Mashallah”, sung by Wajid Ali and Shreya Ghoshal, was released as a single on 12 July 2012.
|1.||“Mashallah” (Music by:Sajid-Wajid) [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/14058.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||Kausar Munir||Wajid, Shreya Ghoshal||4:45|
|2.||“Lapaata” [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/14059.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||Anvita Dutt||K. K., Palak Muchhal||4:16|
|3.||“Banjaara” [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/14060.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||Neelesh Misra||Sukhwinder Singh||4:35|
|4.||“Saiyaara” [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/14061.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||Kausar Munir||Mohit Chauhan, Tarannum Mallik||4:13|
|5.||“Tiger’s Theme” (Music by: Julius Packiam) [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/14064.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||–||Instrumental||3:17|
|6.||“Mashallah (remix)” [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/14062.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||Kausar Munir||Wajid, Shreya Ghoshal
Remix by : Joshilay
|7.||“Laapta (remix)” [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/14063.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||Anvita Dutt||K. K., Palak Muchhal
Remix by : Joshilay
|8.||“Banjaara (remix)” [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/14064.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||Neelesh Misra||Remix by : Joshilay||3:27|