Directed by Kabir Khan
Produced by Aditya Chopra
Story by Aditya Chopra
  • Salman Khan
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  • Katrina Kaif
  • Ranvir Shorey
  • Girish Karnad
Narrated by Ranvir Shorey
Music by Original songs:Sohail Sen
Music Guest Composers: Sajid-Wajid
Production company Yash Raj Films
Release dates 15 August 2012
Running time 133 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget ₹750 million (equivalent to ₹990 million or US $15 million in 2016)
Box office ₹3.20 billion (equivalent to ₹4.2 billion or US $63 million in 2016)

Ek Tha Tiger (English: Once There was a Tiger) is a 2012 Indian romance action film, directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films. It stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, and features Ranvir Shorey, Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth and Gavie Chahal in supporting roles. The film was the third collaboration of Kabir Khan with Yash Raj Films after Kabul Express (2006) and New York (2009). The plot centers on an Indian spy (RAW) code-named Tiger who falls in love with a Pakistani spy (ISI) during an investigation and how Tiger's ideology and principles change over time.

Pre-production of Ek Tha Tiger started in the second half of 2010 after the script had been completed. Principal photography commenced on September 2011 and ended in June 2012. The film was shot in five countries. Initially scheduled for a release on June 2012, the film's release was delayed and it opened on 15 August 2012, coinciding with India's Independence Day was holiday which celebrates on 65th anniversary to the marked.

Critics gave Ek Tha Tiger generally mixed reviews with most of the praises given for its action, cinematography and music. The film opened to extremely strong box office collections and became the second Bollywood film to gross over ₹3 billion (US $45 million) worldwide with a gross of ₹3.20 billion (US$48 million).


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