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Tigers trailer: Emraan Hashmi sets off on a crusade against a corporate giant


Four years after it premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Tigers is set to be released on the ZEE5 digital platform on 21 November. 

Shriram Iyengar

Emraan Hashmi's casting in No Man's Land director Danis Tanovic's Tigers earned a lot of interest back in 2007. Tanovic's No Man's Land had won the Academy award for Best Film in Foreign Language by beating Ashutosh Gowariker's Lagaan (2001).

The film, Tigers, went on to premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. But since then, the film and its makers have been struggling to find a release date for multiple reasons. Now, the trailer for Tanovic's film is finally out, and it will be released directly on the OTT platform, ZEE5, on 21 November. 

The trailer captures the trials and tribulations of the salesman Ayan (Emraan Hashmi) tasked with selling a baby food product, Lastavita, in what appears to be Pakistan. While his skill ensures fast career growth, it also brings him face to face with the increasing infant mortality caused by the product. Deciding to take on the multi-national corporation and its white collar crime, Ayan ends up suffering the loss of a career, life, and friendships. 

Hashmi looks intense as the conscientious crusader, and has a worthy cast alongside him in the film. The film also has Geetanjali Thapa playing Hashmi's wife, Danny Huston as a documentary filmmaker, and Adil Hussain as the heartless sales manager who cares little about Ayan's conscience. 

The film is based on the real life story of Syed Amir Raza Hussain who battled the Nestle Corporation for 17 years for using unethical practices to promote the use of their baby food products instead of breast milk. Served to infants with polluted water, the products resulted in the loss of life. Denis Tanovic began work on the project in 2006, before the film premiered in Toronto in 2014. 

Watch the film's tariler below:

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