Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is a sequel to the 2012 superhit film ‘’Ek Tha Tiger’, in which Salman is a RAW agent with the code name ‘Tiger’. In the movie, he attempts to rescue 25 Indian nurses abducted by a terrorists’ organization ‘Ikrit’, renamed from Tikrit.
So, before you hit the theatres to watch ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, do have a look at some of the reviews by leading dailies:
Deccan Chronicle - He smoothly takes 'Ek Tha Tiger' franchise ahead by telling a real story and inserting a whole lot of drama and thrill. The film also touches upon relationships between India and Pakistan but subtly. The biggest hiccup of the film is its length. It could have been easily chopped by 15-20 minutes. Also, towards the climax, Katrina suddenly vanishes from the film, and the whole focus shifts as to how Salman will save the nurses. In fact, pre-interval, the sudden entry of Katrina is quite melodramatic.
NDTV - As for the rest of us, ordinary mortals who usually seek stimuli less extraordinary, Tiger Zinda Hai, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, is a spy thriller that could have done with more sense and subtlety. But these attributes appear to be the last thing on the mind of the invincible, chest-thumping RAW agent-protagonist and his mates as they, teaming up with ISI operatives (yes, that's how woolly-headed it gets), take on their deadly common foes for the sake of aman and insaniyat.
The Indian Express - Only once in a while, the film gives in and provides us a killing which sobers us up, but very quickly it’s back to the base, with Bhai taking over, and everyone– including Nurse Poorna (Goenka, who plays Parvathy’s role), and Zoya (Kaif plays her straight, made up to appear unmade and dishevelled for the most part, in keeping with the let’s –keep-everything-on-the-table spirit)—making way for him. But you can see she enjoys kicking butt: you wish she had more to do.
Business Standard - Tiger Zinda Hai" is a 2 ½ hour homage to Salman Khan's superstardom. In the cinema of the Southern superstars like Rajinikanth or even Mammoothy(see his latest release Masterpiece where in almost every frame the star is eulogized)it is common practice to extol the virtues of the Man Of the moment, to the extent that the other members of the cast appear to be afterthoughts. And since that happens quite often, we are frequently asked to hold our horses, while the compliments flow and the speed breakers are served up. Once those are out of the way TZH is a lot of fun to watch.