Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 38 mins

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In the dark world of intelligence and espionage... all information is guarded in the name of national security... But some stories escape the fiercely guarded classified files... stories that become legends. This is one such story... a story that shook the very foundation of this dark world. In a government employees’ neighbourhood in New Delhi, there lived a rugged, handsome and mysterious bachelor about whom his neighbours knew nothing. That was because he was India’s top spy, an officer with the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s external intelligence agency. This man was known even in official corridors as TIGER (Salman Khan). Tiger is sent on a relatively easy and safe mission to Dublin, Ireland to observe a scientist of Indian origin who is suspected of sharing his research findings with the Pakistan defence establishment. Tiger attempts to meet the scientist but is not successful. He tries to befriend the scientist’s part time home caretaker, Zoya (Katrina Kaif). As Tiger begins to get closer to Zoya... he begins to discover his human side. For the first time in his life Tiger falls in love... What follows is a tumultuous journey that Tiger and Zoya embark upon, battling the dark world of intelligence and espionage that forbids its soldiers from falling in love...

Cast: Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan

Crew: Kabir Khan (Director), Aseem Mishra (Director of Photography), Julius Packiam (Music Director), Sajid Ali (Music Director), Sohail Sen (Music Director), Wajid Ali (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Romance, Thriller

Release Dates: 15 Aug 2012 (India), 23 May 2019 (United Arab Emirates)

Hindi Name: एक था टाइगर

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as Zoya
as Tiger
as Tokas
as Delhi Neighbour
as Fairy
as Indian Minister
as Abrar's Assistant
as RAW Official
as Delhi Neighbour
as Abrar
as Shenoy
as News Reporter
as Brad
as Delhi Neighbour
as Amelie
as Delhi Neighbour
as Bagga
as Indian Driver
as Gopi
as Pinocchio
as Anwar Jamal Kidwai
as Rabinder
as RAW Official
as Delhi Neighbour
as Forgerer
as ISI Agent Feroz
as Delhi Neighbour
as Delhi Neighbour
as Pakistani Driver
as Pakistani Minister


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Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


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Assistant Art Director
Assistant Props Master


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Location Scout

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Special Effects Coordinator

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Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Artist
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Music Label: YRF Music

Music Director: Wajid Ali, Sajid Ali
Lyricist: Kausar Munir
Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal, Wajid Ali

Music Director: Sohail Sen

Music Director: Sohail Sen
Lyricist: Neelesh Misra
Playback Singer: Sukhwinder Singh

Music Director: Sohail Sen
Lyricist: Kausar Munir
Playback Singer: Mohit Chauhan, Tarannum Malik

Music Director: Wajid Ali, Sajid Ali
Lyricist: Kausar Munir
Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal, Wajid Ali

Music Director: Sohail Sen

Music Director: Sohail Sen
Lyricist: Neelesh Misra
Playback Singer: Sohail Sen
Movie Connection(s):
Reference: Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (Hindi)
Reference: Phata Poster Nikala Hero (Hindi)
Spoofs: Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (Hindi)
Character Error
At 94:58, Gopi mentions that 623 and 612 flights departed from London and Frankfurt that day (pretty close to the respective daily averages), but then he proceeds to equate that to 825,802 passengers, which would equate about 688 passengers per flight, a long stretch given that the average capacity of a Boeing 757, which, even assuming all of those flights were Boeing 757-300s, is more than double the maximum capacity of 289 of a Boeing 757-300. Further, even assuming that particular day was a particularly abnormal day, and ignoring the film's own estimate of 623 takeoffs on the said day, the busiest day ever at Heathrow only saw a traffic of a total of 233,561 passengers (arriving + departing). Given that Frankfurt has the third largest passenger capacity in Europe behind Heathrow and Paris, the total number of passengers at both airports combined barely breaches the halfway mark of the 825,802 passengers quoted by Gopi in the movie. Further really stretching this, and even considering all airports in London (and not just Heathrow, ignoring the total 623 number of departures which is met by Heathrow alone), the average number of departing and arriving passengers in all London airports combined is still 366,102 leaving us with an average of 183,054 departing passengers from all London airports, which even assuming an equal number from Frankfurt, is again barely half the quoted number of 825,802 passengers.
Hrithik Roshan was considered for the lead role.

While filming in Turkey, Salman Khan and the crew would often visit Cafe Del Mar, which was close to shooting location. It soon become their favorite place to hang out at the end of shooting, and became known as Salman Khan's cafe.