With Salman-Katrina teaming up after over five years, Tiger Zinda Hai is an extension of the real life incident where in 2014, Indian nurses were abducted by Daesh but later released. But in the movie, director Ali Zafar Abbas, intending to warm India-Pakistan ties, shows both Indian and Pakistani nurses being abducted by a terrorist group in a hospital in Iraq.
Now, both the countries join hands against terrorism and the movie shows RAW and ISI working together to rescue 25 Indian and 15 Pakistani nurses.
The action saga unfolds after India’s diplomatic corps pick RAW agent Tiger and Pakistan ropes in ISI agent Zoya for this dangerous mission of rescuing nurses safely from the deadly terrorist Abu Usman, played by UAE-based Iranian actor Sajjad Delfarooz.
Before it hits the Indian screens, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer espionage drama Tiger Zinda Hai has opened to rave reviews in Dubai. Yes, the first review of the film is out and if it is anything to go by, Tiger Zinda Hai is an absolutely paisa vasool affair.
Manju Ramanan of the Dubai-based online portal masala.com has given the film a big thumbs up with a rating of 4/5. Manju, in her review, calls the Ali Abbas Zafar-directed film a “pure entertainer”.
Saying that the audience had quite a great time watching the movie, she writes, “Nearly everyone who came to watch Tiger Zinda Hai (TZH) first day first show at VOX Cinema, Mall of the Emirates clicked selfies and uploaded them furiously. And a few of them whistled as they left the theatres – quite like what Salman Khan would have imagined.”
Praising the film on technical grounds, the critic writes, “On the technical front, the slick camera work and background score matches the film’s pace and your eyes rarely leave the screen.”
Besides that, she is all praise of the star cast including Paresh Rawal, Kumud Mishra, Angad Bedi and Katrina Kaif.
“Paresh Rawal impresses with his histrionics, his uncouth, cut throat character and lends humour to his scenes with his phone’s ‘Chandni’ ringtone. Kumud Mishra’s Hanuman Chalisa fixation draws a few laughs and Angad Bedi as Tiger’s accomplice makes a mark. Katrina Kaif in her lithe, well- toned body wows us with her stunts. She dares to look ugly in a few scenes and that adds to her character in the film,” the critic signs off.