A tag line like that makes you wonder what ‘Cocktail’ is all about. In fact, the movie title itself suggests a heady mixture and that is exactly what the trailer showcases.
Cocktail is directed by Homi Adajania , of Being Cyrus fame, under Saif Ali Khan’s banner Illuminati Films. After an overwhelming response to the trailer that was launched midnight yesterday, the movie promises to be an entertaining one.
The trailer of Salman Khan’s new film ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ shows him doing daredevil stunts, mostly on the lines of Jason Bourne of the Bourne series, but will Salman be able to pull off the same magic as Matt Damon at the box office.
Salman Khan’s status is at par with Matt Damon’s in Hollywood, probably Salman is a bigger star than Damon when it comes to hardcore fan following, but doing his role of a RAW agent with the same fineness as Damon wouldn’t be easy for him.
Both the actors are different at many levels. Matt Damon graduated to become a leading actor after a string of films as supporting actor. This period probably taught Damon to focus more on the acting part than the star quotient. In due course of time, Matt Damon realised the importance of character building on the screen.
On the other hand, Salman Khan started with a superhit film ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’. Not many noticed him in his first film ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’. Three more commercially successful films in ‘Baaghi’, ‘Sanam Bewafa’, and ‘Patthar Ke Phool’ made Salman a big star.
Gradually, Salman built an image which went down well with the popular imagination of the Hindi film audiences. His involvement in controversies helped him in achieving a status where he looked totally arrogant and the representative of rich and powerful to the common film lovers.
Matt Damon was more interested in film writing than acting in his initial days in Hollywood. ‘Good Will Hunting’ showcases his grip on the story part of the film. The practice to become a screen writer reflects in his roles. He excelled among bigger stars in ‘Ocean’s 11′ only due to his grasp on subtlety.
Salman believes in being loud on the screen. The way he flaunts his body brings out the urge of being accepted as ‘the hero’. Known for a very distinct style of dialogue delivery, Salman’s image overshadows his films’ themes.
He has delivered some of the biggest hits of the Hindi film industry but he was always a star, not an actor. Now, when ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ is all set to feature him as a RAW agent, one shouldn’t expect Salman to become as subtle as Matt Damon.
Ek Tha Tiger is an upcoming Bollywood romantic thriller film starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.Produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Kabir Khan, the film marks the third collaboration of Kabir Khan with Yash Raj Films after Kabul Express (2006) and New York (2009). Though originally scheduled to release on 1 June, 2012, the film was shifted to August per request from Aamir Khan for releasing his film, Talaash on 1st June. The first teaser of the film released on May 10 2012.
Filming for Ek Tha Tiger began on 10 August 2011. Shooting locations have reportedly included 10 countries,including Ireland, Turkey, Cuba, Iraq and India. The first schedule was carried out in the Trinity College of Dublin. The lead actors shot in the get-up of students and the college was chosen as an alternative to the “usual” educational institutions. The second schedule took place in Istanbul, as insiders of the film considered it a “perfect backdrop” for the action sequences.Salman did a commercial for Cuban Tourism with a local team while shooting a major portion of the film in Havana, the capital of Cuba. The same sets used in the film were featured in the ad. After shooting in Cuba, a schedule was opened up in Mumbai.5 A schedule planned in Hong Kong was delayed due to script issues and Aditya Chopra’s simultaneous involvement in another project.
The shooting of Ek Tha Tiger was stalled when Salman set off to USA for a surgery regarding his Trigeminal neuralgia. After it got over, it resumed on 10 September.The stunt directors of The Bourne Identity were contracted for the stunt sequences of Ek Tha Tiger.To shoot a single time slice shot for the film, a set of 75 Canon 5D cameras were used simultaneously.16 Katrina Kaif performed her own stunts in the film, describing them as “exciting, challenging and electrifying.” This is one of the first action films in her career.17 She had to simultaneously switch between her two films and resumed her filming for Ek Tha Tiger on 27 March 2012.The film is being planned for a release during Eid of 2012.A set of reports indicated that the film showed a similarity with Agent Vinod (2012),and was inspired by the Bourne film series. Both the reports were dismissed by the producers.215 On his personal Twitter page on May 5, director Kabir Khan announced that one portion of the film was shot in Iraq in October 2011 without the lead actress Katrina Kaif