The Tiger Hunter

September 19th, 2017


The Tiger Hunter

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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 5.3/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Lena Khan

Stars: Danny Pudi, Rizwan Manji, Jon Heder

A young Indian man relocates to 1970s Chicago to become an engineer, but when his job falls through, resorts to an elaborate charade with misfit friends in order to woo his childhood sweetheart.

Writers: Sameer Asad Gardezi, Lena Khan, Danny Pudi, Rizwan Manji, Jon Heder, Danny Pudi, Rizwan Manji, Jon Heder, Karen David, Kevin Pollak, Sam Page, Iqbal Theba, Michael McMillian, Anand Desai-Barochia, Parvesh Cheena, Karthik Srinivasan, Kunal Dudheker, Samba Schutte, Mayank Bhatter, Irene Roseen, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Danny Pudi - Sami Malik
Rizwan Manji - Babu Rahman
Jon Heder - Alex Womack
Karen David - Ruby Iqbal
Kevin Pollak - Frank Womack
Sam Page - Kenneth Porter
Iqbal Theba - General Iqbal
Michael McMillian - Winston
Anand Desai-Barochia - Vikram
Parvesh Cheena - Abdullah
Karthik Srinivasan - Siddesh
Kunal Dudheker - Rehan
Samba Schutte - Kareem
Mayank Bhatter - Parag
Irene Roseen - Secretary - Mrs. McCutcheon

Taglines: The Higher You Climb, The Better Your Shot


Official Website: Official Facebook | Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

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User Review


Rating: 7/10

I went into this movie expecting the worst, after reading another review but was totally surprised by this movie. I enjoyed it, a lot.

I do not normally write reviews but I thought I had to add another perspective to the one that nearly made me miss out on watching this movie.

Okay it wasn't laugh out loud, though I did find myself chuckling more than half a dozen times, this was a heart warming story about the underdog rising from his position. Not to harrowing heights but to his rightful place. It was about one man uncovering the true treasures in life. Friendship, respect and yes, love.

I liked it because it was told from a totally different and quite a quirky perspective. The world is different and this was another side to the multi faceted coin called life.

I walked out of this movie with a smile on my face and made me once again believe in the goodness of people.

One reviewer had us believe the movie was chaotic but I had no problems following the story as it was simply laid out with its mixture of flashbacks and real time. Set in the late seventies India and America. It showed us another viewpoint. It showed America as a land, people in far off countries, often though of as a place of unlimited opportunities and freedom. Although the reality was far from the truth. It showed a love story that not only felt real, it's a reality for many people facing parental expectations and arranged marriages.

This movie also showed us that even though America didn't live up to its initial expectations, it was still a land that offered freedoms that their home countries didn't. It showed them happy in there lot. A place where even a street sweeper owned a car.

One reviewer would have us believe that the actors didn't seem to enjoy themselves in the making of this movie yet I felt that is far from the truth. I just saw them having fun with it all under the guise of making this entertaining movie.

Will it win an Oscar, no. But it definitely isn't a waste of an hour and a half of your time.


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