Tiger (franchise)

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Created by Yash Raj Films
Original work Ek Tha Tiger
Print publications
ComicsEk Tha Tiger: Saving The High Seas
Ek Tha Tiger: Caught In The Web
Films and television
Film(s) Ek Tha Tiger
Tiger Zinda Hai
Tiger 3
Tiger 4
Video game(s)Ek Tha Tiger (Android game)
Ek Tha Tiger (Windows game)
Soundtrack(s) Ek Tha Tiger

Tiger is an Indian media franchise, consisting of two Bollywood films and a graphic novel series. The original work is 2012 film, named Ek Tha Tiger , directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Yash Raj Films. [1] It centers on two fictional characters, one an Indian spy (RAW) named "Avinash Singh Rathore" aka "Tiger", and the other a Pakistani spy (ISI) named "Zoya Humaini" who fall in love with each other.. It has a sequel named Tiger Zinda Hai , directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, that released on 22 December 2017. [2] The sequel is based on the 2014 abduction of Indian nurses by ISIL. [3] The first film also spawned a series of graphic novels, published by Yomics World.



Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

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.

Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)

A sequel titled Tiger Zinda Hai was announced on 13 September 2016. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif reprise their roles from the first film. In this film, Tiger is presumed to be dead by both the agencies, but it turns out that he is alive and fighting by himself against a global terror organization. [2] This sequel is based on the 2014 abduction of Indian nurses by ISIL. [3] Indian agent Tiger and Pakistani agent Zoya join forces in the name of humanity, against the militant messiah Abu Usman. Tiger Zinda Hai is an espionage action drama that follows a daring rescue mission in Iraq.

Tiger 3 (2022)

Tiger 3 will be an Action-thriller film with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif reprising their respective roles of Avinash (Tiger) and Zoya, while Emraan Hashmi and Naufal Azmir Khan has been signed for playing negative roles. [4] Emraan plays Pakistani ISI spy in this movie. Maneesh Sharma will direct the film.

Cast and characters

Ek Tha Tiger
Tiger Zinda Hai
Tiger 3
Avinash Singh Rathore/Tiger Salman Khan
Zoya Humaini Katrina Kaif
Shenoy Girish Karnad Archive Footage
Captain Abrar Gavie Chahal
Indian ministerAshok Awasthi Siddhartha Basu
Gopi Ranvir Shorey Ranvir Shorey
Professor Anwar Jamaal Kidwai Roshan Seth
Abrar's assistantAvinash Badal
Amelie Lisa Byrne
TokasAhran Chaudhary
Cuban guardJawed El Berni
BradJustin Fuentes
ISI agent FerozTroi Ge
Pakistani misisterZarksis Khandhadia
Cuban boxerOscar Navin
News reporter Juhi Parmar
BaggaRajender Sethi
Rabinder Samar Jai Singh
Abu UsmanSajjad Delfrooz
Namit Angad Bedi
Firdouz aka Tohbaan Paresh Rawal
AzaanParesh Paahuja
Rakesh Kumud Mishra
HakimNajmeddin Al Hadad
Jamal Fateh Mir/Lion Emraan Hashmi


Ek Tha Tiger
Tiger Zinda Hai
Director Kabir Khan Ali Abbas Zafar
Producer(s) Aditya Chopra
Screenplay & Dialogues Kabir Khan
Neelesh Misra
Ali Abbas Zafar
Story Aditya Chopra Neelesh Misra
Ali Abbas Zafar
Music Composer(s) Sohail Sen
Lyricists Neelesh Misra
Kausar Munir
Anvita Dutt Guptan
Irshad Kamil
Background Score Julius Packiam
Cinematography Aseem Mishra Marcin Laskawiec
EditorRameshwar S. Bhagat
Costume Designers Alvira Khan Agnihotri
Ashley Rebello
Arun Chauhan
Anoushka Veljee
Alvira Khan Agnihotri
Ashley Rebello
Leepakshi Ellawadi
Production DesignersSukant PanigrahyRajnish Hedao
Choreographers Vaibhavi Merchant
Ahmed Khan
Vaibhavi Merchant
Action Directors Conrad Palmisano Tom Struthers
Sound DesignersDebashish Mishra
Dwarak Warrier
Dileep Subramaniam
Ganesh Gangadharan

Release and Revenue

FilmRelease dateBudgetBox office revenue
Ek Tha Tiger 15 August 201275 crore (US$11 million) [5] 334 crore (US$47 million) [6]
Tiger Zinda Hai 22 December 2017210 crore (US$29 million)565 crore (US$79 million) [7]
Total285 crore (US$40 million)899 crore (US$130 million)

Awards and nominations

Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

2012 People's Choice Awards India 2012 [8] Favourite Movie Ek Tha Tiger Won
Favourite Movie Actor Salman Khan
Favourite Movie Actress Katrina Kaif
Favourite Action Movie ActorSalman Khan
Favourite Song of The Year"Mashallah"
Favourite Action MovieEk Tha TigerNominated
3rd BIG Star Entertainment Awards [9] BIG Star Most Entertaining FILM OF THE YEAR Kabir Khan/Aditya Chopra Won
BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – MaleSalman Khan
BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Film – FemaleKatrina Kaif
BIG Star Most Entertaining Music Sajid–Wajid/Sohail Sen
BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Role – MaleSalman KhanNominated
BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – Male
BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor (Film) – Male
BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – FemaleKatrina Kaif
BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – Female
BIG Star Most Entertaining Thriller FilmKabir Khan/Aditya Chopra
BIG Star Most Entertaining Action Film
BIG Star Most Entertaining Director – FilmKabir khan

Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)

2018 63rd Filmfare Awards [10] Best Action Tom StruthersWon

Graphic novels


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