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5 years of Bharat! Look back at Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's films together

From Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya to Tiger 3, let's celebrate the on-screen magic of Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.

5 years of Bharat! Look back at Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's films together
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in a still from Bharat

Last Updated: 01.38 PM, Jun 05, 2024


In honour of the five-year anniversary of the release of Bharat, the 2019 blockbuster starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, we thought now would be a good time to look back at the memorable films that featured the stars and highlighted their electric chemistry and narrative genius. From the whimsical appeal of Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya to the high-octane thrills of Tiger Zinda Hai and the tragic narrative of Bharat, Salman and Katrina have never failed to enthral viewers worldwide. Not only does their onscreen chemistry showcase their respective skills, but it also signifies major turning points in Indian cinema. 

Come with us as we delve into these flicks that showcased the incredible talent of two of Bollywood's biggest stars working together in a way that was both entertaining and impactful.

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif films to watch on OTT

Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (Disney+ Hotstar and ShemarooMe [OTTplay Premium])


David Dhawan directed the romantic comedy Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya in 2005. In addition to Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan, and Sushmita Sen, supporting cast members include Sohail Khan, Arshad Warsi, Beena Kak, Rajpal Yadav, and Isha Koppikar. 

In the end, the film's protagonist, a womanising doctor (Salman), finds herself trapped in the middle of a suicidal girlfriend (Katrina) and his nurse (Sushmita). Samir, an orthopaedic surgeon, tells ladies he is married just to keep them away. However, in order to marry the girl he loves, Sonia, he must claim to be divorced and conjure up a false wife.

Partner (JioCinema and ZEE5 [OTTplay Premium])

David Dhawan helmed and produced the 2007 romantic comedy Partner alongside Sohail Khan and Parag Sanghvi. The 2005 Hollywood film Hitch served as the story's inspiration. Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Govinda, and Lara Dutta are the film's stars.

Prem (Salman), the Love Guru, finds great joy in connecting lost hearts with potential life partners. When he encounters Bhaskar (Govinda), a geek with lofty ambitions—on the stunning heiress Priya Jaisingh (Katrina)—his predicament becomes clear. Naina (Lara), the touch-me-not journalist, becomes Prem's partner while he trains his worst and most passionate student to court Priya.

Yuvvraaj (Prime Video and ZEE5 [OTTplay Premium])

Subhash Ghai directed and produced the 2008 drama film Yuvvraaj. Boman Irani, Katrina Kaif, Zayed Khan, Anil Kapoor, and Salman Khan are the stars of the film. In the musical Yuvvraaj, three brothers (Anil, Salman, and Zayed) devise a broken family scheme to steal their father's (Javed Sheikh's) fortune. This film, says the director, is about how narcissistic and self-assured today's youth are. In an endless cycle of sibling rivalry, the three brothers are vying for control of their father's fortune. They all change their minds, though, as Anushka (Katrina) shows them how relationships are more important than money.

Ek Tha Tiger (Prime Video)

The 2012 action thriller Ek Tha Tiger was co-written and directed by Kabir Khan. The YRF Spy Universe begins with this film, which Aditya Chopra produced for Yash Raj Films. Gali Chahal, Roshan Seth, Katrina Kaif, Ranvir Shorey, and Salman Khan are among the stars.

The shadowy realms of intelligence and espionage closely guard all information pertaining to national security. However, stories that survive the tightly guarded, classified files become legends. This is one such story—a tale that rocked this gloomy world to its core. A mystery bachelor who was ruggedly attractive lived in a New Delhi suburb with government personnel. No one knew anything about him. His position as an officer in India's foreign intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), made him the country's top spy. Even in the halls of power, people referred to the man as Tiger (Salman Khan). He receives an uncomplicated and risk-free assignment to accompany an Indian scientist to Dublin, Ireland. The scientist is believed to have shared his research findings with the Pakistani defence establishment. Tiger fails in his endeavour to meet the scientist. Katrina Kaif portrays Zoya, the scientist's part-time housekeeper, whom he attempts to befriend. Tiger starts to show his human side as he grows closer to Zoya. He experiences love for the very first time. Then, they go on an arduous adventure, fighting the sinister intelligence and espionage community that bans its members from developing romantic feelings for one another.

Tiger Zinda Hai (Prime Video)

Ali Abbas Zafar wrote and directed the 2017 action thriller Tiger Zinda Hai from a screenplay he co-wrote with Neelesh Misra. The film follows on from the success of Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and becomes part of the YRF Spy Universe. Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan are back for another film in the franchise.

An espionage action thriller based on true events, Tiger Zinda Hai follows a risky rescue operation in Iraq. Indian intelligence (RAW) tracked down reclusive agent Tiger eight years after he and former Pakistani intelligence (ISI) agent Zoya departed, following the extremist Abu Usman's capture of a group of Pakistani and Indian medics in Iraq. Together with a group of RAW and ISI agents, Tiger and Zoya bravely sneak into the hospital to rescue the captive nurses before an American bombardment levels the building. With its intense drama, music, and brutal action, Tiger Zinda Hai is a full-on entertainer.

Bharat (Prime Video)

2019 saw the release of Ali Abbas Zafar's Bharat, starring Salman Khan, Sunil Grover, Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff, Disha Patani, and Tabu. The film, which is based on the 2014 South Korean film Ode to My Father, chronicles the life of an ordinary Indian man from the time he is eight years old all the way up to the age of seventy, providing a vantage point from which to examine India's history after independence. Bharat chronicles the shared experience of a man and his country. A family sets out on a perilous trek to freedom just as India is about to become a sovereign nation. A touching and engaging film, it follows a man as he gives his life to keep a vow he made to his father.

Tiger 3 (Prime Video)

Maneesh Sharma helmed the action thriller Tiger 3 in 2023, with Aditya Chopra producing the film through Yash Raj Films. Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Emraan Hashmi are the main stars in the fifth YRF Spy Universe film. Set after the events of War (2019) and Pathaan (2023), this film is a sequel to Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). Tiger and Zoya embark on a mission to thwart a traitorous ISI agent who plans to use them to launch a coup against the Pakistani government in order to further his destructive goals against India.

Salman Khan's Tiger is out to rescue a long-lost companion. Despite evading the most dangerous mercenaries, he betrays his companion. Tiger, his wife Zoya (Katrina Kaif), and their son, who is twelve years old, are leading a tranquil life in Mumbai, India, when he receives a mission to gather intelligence from a weapons dealer in St. Petersburg, Russia. While Tiger is doing this, terrorists kidnap him. After waking up, Tiger learns that Aatish Rehman, played by Emraan Hashmi, was an ex-ISI agent who kidnapped him. Aatish recounts his role as Zoya's mentor, until a tragic accident claimed his wife's life, leading to Tiger's conviction. After her death, Aatish hated Tiger. While holding Tiger and Zoya's son captive, Aatish assigns them a mission to settle the score. Tiger gets back together with his old R&AW crew to finish this secret mission. The goal is to recover a 'briefcase' from a Turkish security personnel-manned secure vault in Istanbul. The Turkish police apprehend Tiger, but Zoya and the allies manage to seize the briefcase despite the strict security. As everything is happening, Zoya quickly runs over to Aatish and gives him the briefcase. Pakistan acquired nuclear-triad submarine missiles from China, and she finds out that the briefcase has 'Permissive Action Link' codes that grant access to them. Aatish continues, "We apprehended Tiger in the act of trying to steal the PAL codes, and he will go on to represent the animosity between Pakistan and India." They transport Tiger to Pakistan as a prisoner, and Zoya regains custody of her son. Tiger breaks out of a maximum-security jail. Aatish first reveals to him the plans for destruction, which involve the assassination of a key political leader. While Tiger visits the home of a long-lost comrade, Zoya communicates with their fellow ISI and R&AW members. After she assembles the squad, they travel to Islamabad to see Tiger. Can they foil Aatish Rehman's schemes in time to rescue the political leader?

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