Ek Tha Tiger Movie Cast, Story, Release Date, Box Office Collection
Ek Tha Tiger is a 2012 action thriller movie, directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Aditya Chopra. Ek Tha Tiger stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, and features Ranvir Shorey, Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth and Gavie Chahal in supporting roles.
Ek Tha Tiger released on 15th August, 2012 and opened with 100% occupancy at multiplexes and single-screen cinemas. During that stage, Ek Tha Tiger was declared Blockbuster as well as the second highest grosser of all time.
At a Glance!
Starcast – Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranvir Shorey, Girish Karnad
Music – Sohail Sen
Sajid-Wajid (Guest Composers)
Director – Kabir Khan
Producer – Aditya Chopra (Yash Raj Films)
Release Date – 15 August 2012
Box Office Collection – 319 Crores
Box Office Verdict – Blockbuster
Awards – 9 Won, 3 Nominations
Ek Tha Tiger Movie Interesting Facts Unknown Fact
1. Ek Tha Tiger was Salman Khan’s first film with Yash Raj Films. Earlier on, Salman Khan was offered for DDLJ (1995), Kal Ho Na Ho (2003), Chak De! India (2008) by YRF, but every time Salman rejected those films and as a result were served to Shah Rukh Khan.
2. Now interestingly, Shah Rukh Khan was offered for Ek Tha Tiger before Salman Khan. Hearing the script SRK was eager to do the film but rejected for his date issues.
3. Ek Tha Tiger was third film of Salman Katrina worked together as lead pair. Previously, they both worked together for ‘Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya?’, ‘Partner’ and ‘Yuvvraaj’. And Ek Tha Tiger was their first film together after the breakup they had.
4. Ek Tha Tiger is perhaps the first and only Bollywood film shot on campus that features Trinity College, Dublin as an actual location. And reports say, Ek Tha Tiger was also the first Bollywood film to be shot in Ireland and Cuba.
5. During Ek Tha Tiger shoot, Salman Khan went to the US for surgery for his long termed suicidal disease Trigeminal neuralgia. As Salman returned, shooting resumed again
6. Ek Tha Tiger is the only film in the history of Indian Cinema that opened with 100% occupancy in all single screens and multiplexes.
Ek Tha Tiger Box Office Records
Ek Tha Tiger had broken almost all the previous records at that time.
1. Ek Tha Tiger was the first Bollywood film to collect 30 Cr or more than 30 Cr on its opening day (32.92 Cr)
2. Ek Tha Tiger was the first film to enter 100 Cr club within its weekend.
3. Ek Tha Tiger was the fastest film to enter 100 Cr club (5 days)
4. Ek Tha Tiger collected 199.5 Cr in domestic market and 319 cr worldwide, which was the second highest for any Bollywood film.
Ek Tha Tiger Story Plot Summary
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 agency Inter-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 Pakistani 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 to Cuba, 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.
Ek Tha Tiger Sequel : Ek Tha Tiger 2 or Tiger Zinda Hai
After huge success of Ek Tha Tiger, it took 4 years for the makers to announce Ek Tha Tiger sequel. Ek Tha Tiger sequel is titled as ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ which also stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Tiger Zinda Hai will release on the Christmas, 2017.