On August 15, the nation will hold it’s collective as Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger releases. Will this be the biggest Hindi film of all time?
Blockbuster’, ‘super-hit’ and ‘100-crore club’ are tags that are virtually synonymous with Salman Khan. But is the superstar about to deliver the biggest hitof all time? Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger, his firstwith Yash Raj Films, will be releasing onAugust 15 and expectations from the filmare mind-boggling, just as the numbers tradewallahs expect the movie to rack up.
And that’s only natural. For the past three years during Eid, Khan has gifted his audience out-and-out masala entertainers while consistently raising the barin the record books. The icing on the cake, this time, is that Ek Tha Tiger also features Katrina Kaif, who has provedher mettle. The pair was last seen in Subhash Ghai’s Yuvvraaj (2008), and although that film did not create anymagic, Ek Tha Tiger will see both actors in the prime of their careers.
Further fueling expectations is the director’s name tagged to this film – Kabir Khan, who delivered Kabul Express and New York both successful film for Yash Raj Films.Let’s take a look at some of Khan’s past releases, whose business has been breathtaking. Wanted did a lifetime business of Rs 63 crore, Dabangg Rs 139crore, Ready Rs 120 crore while his latest film Bodyguard leapt to Rs 149 crore.Also, Khan has had three big Eid hits in the last three years – Wanted,Dabangg and Bodyguard, a hat-trick of blockbusters for the actor. Now, with a six-day weekend starting August 15, will Ek Tha Tiger be Salman Khan and the Hindi film industry’s biggest hit to date?