We aren’t surprised with the success of Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai. Here’s why

And Salman’s movies fall under only one category – entertainment. A Quora thread on “Why is Salman Khan successful?” will give you exciting replies. Katrina Kaif while training for her action scenes in Tiger Zinda Hai. Then there were some surprise names too who caught eyeballs – Sajjad Delafrooz, Paresh Pahuja and Anupriya Goenka. And TZH had the perfect blend of all. Just when the non-Salman fans could’ve rejected his one man army act, the makers gave them a set of good actors like Paresh Rawal, Girish Karnad and Kumud Mishra to rely upon. Tiger Zinda Hai could’ve easily failed to pull off a real life event which had left India on its toes for days. 2018-01-12T11:20:48+00:00″>
Updated: January 12, 2018 11:20 am

Tiger Zinda Hai has collected Rs 300 crore at the box office in 16 days. Leave aside the entire Bollywood, and Salman alone can pull off a film. It not just closed 2017 with a bang but kept on roaring into 2018 too. And given the fact that the fans of Bhai go and book the entire cinema halls for him, only adds to the weekend collections of his films. Not really. I would say all! For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Then December 22, 2017 arrived, and rest as they say is history! Today, he is not just a brand but even the decider of industry business during one particular season. Related News
Bigg Boss 11, January 11 preview: Vikas becomes the dictatorSalim Khan confirms threats to Salman Khan, says son’s safety is priority for nowTiger Zinda Hai box office collection day 20: Salman Khan starrer earns Rs 316.74 croreI am no Salman Khan maniac. With the filmmaking business growing and budgets swelling by the day, the share of profits have also grown. I simply loved his Bajrangi Bhaijaan and I don’t need to explain why. While on one side it touched the emotional chords of Indians reminding them about the 2014 incident of abduction of nurses in Syria, on the other hand, it had Salman going all Rambo-like with machine guns to take on a dreaded terrorist. Every actor has a target audience and nobody better than Salman knows about it. Salman Khan has done some high octane action in Tiger Zinda Hai. He knows when to act, when to shake a leg and when to punch his enemies. Its debacle, along with Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal going down the drains made 2017 a dry year. Salman and Aamir Khan are two stars who do not aim at anything below Rs 300 crore at the box office now. Was it about Salman reuniting with Katrina Kaif after 5 years, or a story inspired from real incidents, or a great supporting cast, or the high octane action? Remember how the fate of any film today is decided in its first three days itself? Are we surprised that Salman has broken his own records set by Sultan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and all? So when his Tubelight failed, the entire box office statistics went for a toss. Tiger Zinda Hai has surely blurred the bad memories of Tubelight (though I would still say, I liked it!). And as against the general review, I even liked Tubelight from last year. I am more a fan of his 90s Hum Aapke Hain Koun era. While some say, “he speaks from the heart”, others say, “whatever he goes, his fans are with him till the end”. What really made Tiger Zinda Hai, a roaring success, that it went on to collect Rs 300 crore at the box office in 16 days, became the biggest Bollywood grosser of 2017 and the most successful Yash Raj film ever? We don’t have a team of interrogators but Tiger and his gang of some best minds in the field to carry out the task. Sultan was a decent watch. So, when the trailer of his second film of 2017, Tiger Zinda Hai, released, I thought it was too early to predict anything. But director Ali Abbas Zafar has smartly picked the best references from it and weaved it into a fictional story quite convincingly. Salman Khan and Sajjad Delafrooz in a still from Tiger Zinda Hai. Ironically, Salman gave the biggest flop and hit of the year at the same time. Of course there would be big films and bigger expectations, but going by the trends ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and will remain so for a long time! Yes, 2017 indeed ended on a Bhaijaan note. So we had ISC instead of ISIS. So, if he performs well, I appreciate it, and if he prefers to do the Robin Hood Pandey act, I take it as his ‘Dabangg-giri’. But since many had written off the film, which I thought had a good intention, I kept my views to myself. Topping it all was Katrina’s solo action act, one of the high points of the film where she fought the enemies even better than Salman himself! A bird-eye view will show how this smart mashup did the needful.