Ek Tha Tiger Movie (2012) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Ek Tha Tiger

August 15, 2012
2hr 12min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Where to Watch Ek Tha Tiger (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

Ek Tha Tiger Movie Details:

Country India
Language Hindi
GenreAction, Thriller
Release date15 August 2012 (India)
Running time2hr 12min
StarringSalman Khan
Katrina Kaif
Ranvir Shorey
Roshan Seth
Girish Karnad
Gavie Chahal
Directed by Kabir Khan
Screenplay byKabir Khan
Neelesh Misra
Story byAditya Chopra
Produced byAditya Chopra
Cinematography by Aseem Mishra
Edited by Rameshwar S. Bhagat
Music bySongs:
Sohail Sen
Guest Composers:
Background Score:
Julius Packiam
Production CompanyYash Raj Films
Distributor Yash Raj Films

Ek Tha Tiger Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Ek Tha Tiger marks the fourth feature film to star Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.
  • Salman Khan as Avinash “Tiger” Singh Rathore, a RAW agent who goes undercover under the alias Manish Chandra to spy on Anwar Kidwai
  • Katrina Kaif as Zoya “Zee” Nazar Jung Humaimi, an ISI agent who goes undercover to counteract the efforts of Tiger
  • Ranvir Shorey as Gopi Arya, a RAW agent and Tiger’s handler
  • Roshan Seth as Anwar Kidwai, an Indian scientist and Trinity College Dublin professor whose missile research is sought by RAW and the ISI
  • Girish Karnad as Ajit Shenoy, the chief of RAW
  • Gavie Chahal as Abrar Sheikh, a section captain of the ISI
  • Samar Jai Singh as Rabinder, a RAW agent who defects to the ISI
  • Rajender Sethi as Bagga, a RAW tech analyst
  • Troi Ge Borde as Feroz, an ISI agent
  • Bhupesh Singh as a RAW agent
  • Sanjay Gurbaxani as a RAW agent
  • Aaran Chaudhary as Tokas, an ISI agent
  • Ashok Awasthi as Indian foreign minister
  • Zarksis Khandhadia as Pakistani foreign minister
  • Lisa Byrne as Amelie
  • Justin Fuentes as Brad
  • Alison Flood as Fairy
  • Rikki McTiernan as Pinocchio
  • Juhi Parmar as a news reporter in Istanbul
  • Ranjeev Varma as Indian driver in Nur-Sultan
  • Yogi Raj as Pakistani driver in Nur-Sultan
  • Tevfik Cemal Inceoglu as a forger
  • Rocket as itself, a pet pug


In the dark world of intelligence and espionage… all information is guarded in the name of national security… But some stories escape the fiercely guarded classified files… stories that become legends.

This is one such story… a story that shook the very foundation of this dark world.

In a government employees’ neighbourhood in New Delhi, there lived a rugged, handsome and mysterious bachelor about whom his neighbours knew nothing. That was because he was India’s top spy, an officer with the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s external intelligence agency. This man was known even in official corridors as TIGER (Salman Khan).

Tiger is sent on a relatively easy and safe mission to Dublin, Ireland to observe a scientist of Indian origin who is suspected of sharing his research findings with the Pakistan defence establishment. Tiger attempts to meet the scientist but is not successful. He tries to befriend the scientist’s part time home caretaker, Zoya (Katrina Kaif). As Tiger begins to get closer to Zoya… he begins to discover his human side.

For the first time in his life Tiger falls in love…

What follows is a tumultuous journey that Tiger and Zoya embark upon, battling the dark world of intelligence and espionage that forbids its soldiers from falling in love…

Ek Tha Tiger Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget₹75 crore
Worldwide Collectionest. ₹335 crore

About Ek Tha Tiger Movie:

Ek Tha Tiger is the first installment in the Tiger franchise and the first film in the YRF Spy Universe.

Ek Tha Tiger marks the third collaboration between Kabir Khan and Yash Raj Films, after he directed Kabul Express (2006) and New York (2009), and the first collaboration between Yash Raj Films and Salman Khan. The last film to be presented by founder and filmmaker Yash Chopra, it had a complicated production process, with delays, rewrites, and several cast members attached at various points.

Principal photography began in August 2011 and lasted until July 2012, with filming locations including Dublin, Havana, Bangkok, Istanbul, and Delhi.

Ek Tha Tiger was theatrically released worldwide by Yash Raj on 15 August 2012. The film received mixed-to-positive reviews, with praise for its action sequences, music, and performances of its leads, while there was some criticism for its tone, which was labelled inconsistent.

Ek Tha Tiger set numerous box-office records in its theatrical run, grossing ₹334.39 crore (US$62.58 million) worldwide. It was the highest-grossing Hindi film of 2012, is the 36th highest-grossing Indian film of all time, unadjusted for inflation, and set the then-record for the highest-grossing domestic opening weekend, with ₹57.9 crore (US$10.84 million).

The film won Best Special Effects at the 14th IIFA Awards and won five People’s Choice Awards, including Best Film, Best Actor for Khan, and Best Actress for Kaif.

A sequel, Tiger Zinda Hai, was released on 22 December 2017. A third film, Tiger 3, was announced in June 2018. Salman later reprised his role in a cameo in the 2023 film Pathaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan in the lead and directed by Siddharth Anand, which serves as the fourth installment of a planned spy universe, making Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai also the first two films in the universe, with the third being War (2019), also directed by Anand.

Ek Tha Tiger Movie Tracklist:

The film’s soundtrack was composed and produced by Sohail Sen, although the film’s theme song “Mashallah” was produced by Sajid–Wajid.

  1. Mashallah – Wajid and Shreya Ghoshal
  2. Lapaata – K. K. and Palak Muchhal
  3. Banjaara – Sukhwinder Singh
  4. Saiyaara – Mohit Chauhan and Tarannum Mallik
  5. Tiger’s Theme – Instrumental
  6. Mashallah (Remix) – Wajid and Shreya Ghoshal
  7. Lapaata (Remix) – K. K. and Palak Muchhal
  8. Banjaara (Remix) – Sukhwinder Singh