Tiger 3 Movie Review – This year has been quite fulfilling when it comes to action films for Bollywood. The year opened with Shah Rukh Khan’s much-awaited Pathaan and then we got a taste of his different avatars in Jawaan. Just when the year was about to end, the YRF Spy Universe gave us Tiger 3. YRF Spy Universe has been successful in claiming a name among the top action movie series. With some of the best superstars of Bollywood (I mean, Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan), the Spyverse has caught our attention with its one after another blockbuster.
Tiger 3 Movie Review:
Coming to Tiger 3 Movie review, the film begins right where it left off. Tiger is called by R&AW for a mission to help Gopi who was trying to seek some vital information about a dangerous mission being planned in Pakistan. Gopi tells him of a double agent who is, make a guess, Tiger’s own Pakistani ISI agent wife, Zoya. That’s practically the core of the movie with Emraan Hashmi, as ISI agent Aatish Rehman, planning traps and challenges for the two of them. Well, in reality, there was a lot more content with some scenes narrating between the past and present but that would be too many spoilers. However, one thing to appreciate is that the film has a smooth transition with its narration.
What I liked about the movie was its cinematography, thematic elements and character formation. The scenes of action have that Salman Khan style with it, but thankfully the majority of them are not against the laws of Science. There is a sense of maturity and seriousness that looms over the movie with casual jokes to keep the audience engaged. You would not be disappointed with the movie if you like thrillers as it has somewhat exceeded expectations from the generic Bollywood action movies. Notice the word generic, as some recent films like War and Jawaan have outdone these set trends.
Coming to thematic elements, I love how YRF Spy Universe is focused on identity, nationalism and the enemy. If all three themes overlap with all the movies from this franchise, you can see a nuanced understanding evolve from them. According to me, this is one of the core elements of any cinematic experience. Movies carry a much stronger hold over our perceptions of themes than we think of. Tiger 3 also carries this legacy with both Zoya and Tiger becoming a traitor for their country after a while it kind of blurs whether they are fighting for what we have imagined to be countries or for humanity and against the so-called “evil.”
Even this “evil” or antagonist character in the form of Aatish Rehman is not the unthinkable character and this is where the character formation of the movie plays a primary role. Aatish can be anyone with a skewed understanding of nationalism, war and diplomacy. Every nation holds people with varied perspectives on how the leaders should govern it. His ambitious aim can be any common citizen’s fantasy however the point that separates him from these others is his social power and capital. He is a top-notch ISI agent, with networks extending from top authorities to the army itself. This is where he finds the channel to change his dreams to a lived reality.
After that, the movie goes back to the common notion of battle between the good and evil. However, even in these ideas, there is a morally gray area as Zoya and Tiger are in a way the reason for this evil to reach where it is now as they prioritized something personal over their country. All the parts of the movie are seamlessly interconnected with each other so you cannot draw a clear distinction anywhere in the film.
Coming to the actors, Salman Khan does a wonderful job of playing the role that he was supposed to. Katrina as Zoya is one of my favorite actresses in action films, however recently Deepika Padukone with Rubaai somewhat stretched the realm of it. Still, Katrina gave a good performance. Stealing the limelight in Spyverse yet again was their stunning antagonist, this time Emraan Hashmi. Even the directors knew the flawless job he was doing so they wrote several entries for him, each time the villain music playing in the background as he walked towards the camera cladded in black coats. He is charismatic, ambitious, and in a never-seen-before look as Aatish Rehman. Both Katrina and Emraan had a major screen time as the story between the two entangles, and gave way for a complicated plot.
So should you watch Tiger 3? Absolutely, it is certainly worth watching. The action, thrill, stories, themes and scenes, all makes it a good suspense-packed movie. Watch it for its thematic features as much as for its action scenes.