Tiger Zinda Hai, which translates to “Tiger Is Alive,” is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language spy action-thriller film. It was written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, based on a story by Zafar and Neelesh Misra. The movie was produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films. Serving as a sequel to Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Tiger Zinda Hai is the second installment in the YRF Spy Universe.
Tiger Zinda Hai Hindi Movie 2017 Cast, Plot, & Release
Tiger Zinda Hai features a stellar cast including Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, who reprise their roles from the previous film. They are joined by talented actors such as Sajjad Delafrooz, Angad Bedi, Kumud Mishra, Nawab Shah, Ivan Rodrigues, Girish Karnad, and Paresh Rawal.
In the film, Avinash “Tiger” Singh Rathore (played by Salman Khan) and Zoya Humaini-Rathore (played by Katrina Kaif) find themselves compelled to emerge from hiding to rescue hostages being held by a militant terrorist organization in Iraq.
In Iraq, a harrowing incident takes place as an American journalist is tragically killed by the ISC, a notorious terrorist organization. The journalist had been attempting to provide vital information about the ISC’s recent activities to the CIA. Meanwhile, during a rally held in Ikrit, the leader of ISC, Abu Usman, is targeted and shot by the Iraqi Army.
In response to the heightened security measures taken by Abu Usman, the leader of ISC, the CIA decides to plan an airstrike on the hospital where he is being treated. Unbeknownst to them, Maria, an Indian nurse working at the hospital, courageously makes a secret phone call to the Indian Ambassador to Iraq. She informs him about the grave situation.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Sal Yusuf||Amir Al-Baghdadi|
|Sajjad Delafrooz||Abu Usman|
|Suraj Rana||Tiger’s Friend|
|Ryan Sturz||White Sam|
Tiger Zinda Hai starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will release on December 22, 2017. The movie also stars Angad Bedi in a pivotal role.
Sajjad played the role of Hafiz Ali. But it was Tiger Zinda Hai from Yash Raj’s spy universe that gave him unparalleled acclaim.
Karnad’s last film was Ali Abbas Zafar’s Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), which starred Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead roles.
The filming of Tiger Zinda Hai occurred in various locations, including Abu Dhabi, Austria, Greece, and Morocco. In October 2017, the final song of the movie was shot on the scenic Aegean island of Naxos, Greece. Notably, Iranian actor Sajjad Delafrooz was cast in the role of Abu Usman, the leader of the terrorist organization ISC. Before his role in Tiger Zinda Hai, Sajjad Delafrooz had previously appeared in a 2015 Hindi film.
The music of Tiger Zinda Hai is composed by the talented duo Vishal-Shekhar, known for their melodious compositions. The film’s lyrics are penned by Irshad Kamil, who brings depth and emotion to the songs. The background score is crafted by Julius Packiam, adding intensity and enhancing the film’s narrative.
Marketing and Release
On November 6, 2017, the trailer for Tiger Zinda Hai was unveiled, making an immediate impact. Within just 24 hours, it shattered multiple records for Hindi film trailers on YouTube, garnering over 29 million views, 480 thousand likes, and 250 thousand shares.
The trailer’s success continued to soar, reaching new heights on November 11 when it surpassed Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) to become the most-liked film trailer on YouTube, accumulating an impressive 700 thousand likes.
Theatrical Release Poster
|Box office||est. ₹565 crore|
|Directed by||Ali Abbas Zafar|
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films|
|Edited by||Rameshwar S. Bhagat|
|Music by||Songs: Vishal–Shekhar
Score: Julius Packiam
|Produced by||Aditya Chopra|
|Yash Raj Films|
|Release date||22 December 2017|
|Running time||162 minutes|
|Story by||Ali Abbas Zafar
|Written by||Ali Abbas Zafar|
Tiger Zinda Hai received a predominantly positive response upon its release. According to the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 69% of the 13 critics’ reviews were positive. Renowned critic Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama awarded the film 4.5 stars and praised Salman Khan’s performance, highlighting him as the main highlight and driving force of Tiger Zinda Hai.
Tiger Zinda Hai made a remarkable impact at the Indian box office, setting a new non-holiday record with its impressive collections. On its opening day, the film collected ₹34.1 crore net, showcasing its strong box office performance right from the start. The success continued as it garnered ₹35.30 crore net gross on the second day.
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