The first official trailer for Salman Khan’s action thriller Film Tiger Zinda Hai was released online on Tuesday on Twitter. Salman returns as Tiger, a spy on a mission to save nurses being imprisoned hostage in Iraq by an evil dictator. The film is shot in exotic locations and boasting Hollywood-standard action, the trailer highlights the attention to detail that has gone into making the movie.
Salman and his co-star from the first film (2012’s Ek Tha Tiger), Katrina Kaif, return on a joint mission to vacate the nurses. There are shades of the recent Akshay Kumar flick Airlift – which showed us a similar plot and was set in the Middle East – and there is also some of the globe-trotting that we see in the Jason Bourne films. In one scene we also see Salman skateboarding in the mountains – like Vin Diesel in the xXx movies.
All this show us the ambitions of the filmmakers into making a world-class film. The action and the plot (for once) are clearly spelled out in the official trailer, and the stars – Salman and Katrina – have been given moments to shine.
Speaking about Salman’s gun training for the movie, director Ali Abbas Zafar describe in a press statement, “When you feature a superstar like Salman Khan, who is known to pull his weight for a film’s action, you need to have weaponry that suits his stature and also fit in with the scale of Tiger Zinda Hai.”
He also told us about the training Katrina Kaif put in to play Zoya, a spy.
Watch Tiger Zinda Hai Official Trailer: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif Remain fearless To Save Indian Nurses Taken Hostage by ISIS here:
“In this film, Zoya plays a role of, super spy. It was necessary to understand how such agents think and operate. So, we got Katrina to train with real agents, used their expertise and experience. For occurrence, as intelligence agents, you have to train a certain way to keep your mental balance in direst situations. Say you face someone who has a gun and you don’t. How do you still stay neutral and calm, and figure out the best possible way to counter and survive in such a situation. Katrina has really pushed herself for the part,” Zafar said in a press statement.
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The film’s action director is Tom Struthers, who is best known for his work on Christopher Nolan’s films Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception and Dunkirk.
Tiger Zinda Hai is going to release on December 22 release. After Tiger Zinda Hai, Salman and Zafar will collaborate again on Bharat, an adaptation of 2014 South Korean film Ode To My Father. To be produced by Salman’s brother-in-law, Atul Agnihotri. The film will be shot in Abu Dhabi, Spain, and India and will go on floors in April next year.