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Tiger Zinda Hai (English: Tiger Is Alive), also known as TZH, is a 2017 Hindi action thriller film co-written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. The film stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Sajjad Delfrooz in leading roles, with Angad Bedi, Kumud Mishra, Nawab Shah, Girish Karnad and Paresh Rawal in supporting roles. The film is the sequel to the 2012 film Ek Tha Tiger and the second installment of the Tiger film series, and is based on the 2014 abduction of Indian nurses by ISIL.
The first look of the poster was revealed by Salman Khan through his official Twitter account on 18 October 2017 on the occasion of Diwali. The official trailer was released on 7 November. The film was released on 22 December 2017. With a budget of ₹2.1 billion (US$33 million), it is the most expensive Hindi film (alongside Yash Raj's Thugs of Hindostan) and one of the most expensive Indian films of all time. It has grossed more than ₹5.5 billion (US$86 million) at the box office, becoming a major commercial success and one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. At the 63rd Filmfare Awards, Tom Struthers won the Filmfare Award for Best Action.
Eight years have passed since the events of Ek Tha Tiger and the whereabouts of Tiger and Zoya are not known. In Ikrit, Syria, 40 nurses – 25 Indian and 15 Pakistani – are held hostage in their own hospital by Abu Usman, the head of ISC, a terrorist organisation. The chairman of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Shenoy, feels that only Tiger would be able to rescue the nurses and that too within a period of 7 days as the United States will launch an airstrike within 7 days to kill Usman. Presently, Tiger and Zoya live in Innsbruck, Austria and have a son, Junior.
Shenoy and his deputy, Karan manage to find Tiger and requests him to undertake the mission. Although hesitant at first, Tiger agrees after Zoya asks him to carry out the mission for his country. Tiger and three other RAW agents Azaan, Namit and Rakesh travel to Syria. Meanwhile, Zoya comes to know of the Pakistani nurses held hostage along with the Indians and joins Tiger with two other ISI members Abrar and Javed.
On the day of the airstrike, Tiger managed to rescue the nurses from the hospital. Meanwhile, Abu Usman holds Zoya hostage and captures Tiger, who is put into a poison chamber. Tiger, Zoya and the nurses flee after Tiger defeats Abu Usman and his troops. Tiger and Zoya go into hiding once again due to Tiger's belief that the RAW will never forgive him for deserting them, but tells Shenoy he will always be there if his country is in trouble.
Salman Khan as Avinash "Tiger" Singh Rathore
Katrina Kaif as Zoya
Sajjad Delafrooz  as Abu Usman
Paresh Rawal as Firdauz aka Tohbaan
Angad Bedi as Namit
Kumud Mishra as Rakesh
Girish Karnad as Shenoy
Neha Hinge as Maria
Gavie Chahal as Captain Abrar
Danish Bhatt as Captain Javed
Anupriya Goenka as Poorna
Anant Vidhaat Sharma as Karan
Ivan Rodrigues as India's Ambassador to Iraq
Nawab Shah as Pawan
Zachary Coffin as Gary
Casey Shannon as Sam Jacobs
Siddhartha Basu as Indian Defense Minister.
Rohit KaduDeshmukh as Rohit
Paresh Pahuja as Azaan
Najmeddin Al Hadad as Hakim
Vibhoutee Sharma as Jiya
Sartaaj Kakkar as Junior
Jineet Rath as Hasaan
Anjana Om Kashyap as Herself (Indian TV Reporter)
Filming took place in Abu Dhabi, Austria, Greece and Morocco. The last song of the movie was shot in the Aegean island of Naxos, Greece in October 2017. Iranian actor Sajjad Delafrooz was roped in to play the role of Abu Usman, leader of terrorist organisation ISC. Sajjad Delafrooz had worked in the 2015 Hindi film Baby.
The film's production budget is reportedly ₹210 crore (US$33 million), or ₹140 crore (US$22 million) excluding Salman Khan's fees. This would make it one of the most expensive Yash Raj Films productions, along with Dhoom 3, Sultan and Thugs of Hindostan.
Marketing and release
The film's trailer was released on 6 November 2017. Within 24 hours, it broke many records for Hindi film trailers on YouTube, with more than 29 million views, 480 thousand likes and 250 thousand shares. On 11 November, it became the most liked film trailer on YouTube with 700 thousand likes, surpassing Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) then. The record was later surpassed by the trailer of Avengers: Infinity War (2018) with about 2 million likes.
The film was released on 22 December 2017 worldwide. The film received U/A certificate from Central Board of Film Certification. Despite having a song featuring Pakistani singer Atif Aslam, the film has not been given No-Objection Certificate by Central Board of Film Censors in Pakistan, stating the reason as was said for Ek Tha Tiger that "The image of Pakistan and its law enforcement agencies" have been compromised.
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