Movie – Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)
The song, Swagse karenge sabka swagat, was featured in the Yash-Raj Films’ action drama Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Aditya Chopra. A sequel to Ek Tha Tiger (2012), this movie starred Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Girish Karnad, etc.
One night in Iraq, an American journalist sends a warning message to the CIA before being slaughtered by a few ISC guards. During an ISC rally in Ikrit, Iraq; the Iraqi Army shoots Abu Usman (Sajjad Delafrooz), the ISC leader in the arm and while being hospitalized, he takes the nurses hostage, making the hospital his base. Indian Nurse Maria (Neha Hinge) contacts the Indian Ambassador to Iraq at the Baghdad-based Indian Embassy and informs them about their predicament. The US military is in readiness to perform airstrikes at the city to kill Usman and his guards. But, the CIA give 7 days to the RAW Chairman Shenoy (Girish Karnad), after a lot of convincing from his side before they would do the airstrike.
Years after trying to conceal and exile himself and his wife Zoya (Katrina Kaif) in the vast hidden corners of the world, former RAW agent Tiger (Salman Khan) has a child with Zoya called Junior (Sartaaj Kakkar). When the couple returns home after celebrating their 8th wedding anniversary, Shenoy and one of his men are waiting at Tiger’s home to assign him the job of rescuing the nurses from Iraq. Tiger does not accept the assignment initially. But, Zoya, though not a part of the meeting due to her country of origin (Pakistan), convinces her husband to go on ahead to help his country.
Tiger accepts the assignment and assembles his own team for the task at hand. They join an oil refinery and at night set off a controlled explosion pretending to get burnt. The entire team is taken to the hospital. Zoya joins them on the way with her own team from the ISI. She reveals to Tiger that among the nurses there were some from Pakistan. She also assures her husband that Junior was in safe hands.
How Tiger and Zoya save the day and themselves from the bad guys forms the rest of the movie. This song appears at the end of the movie.
Song – Swagse karenge sabka swagat
The song, Swagse karenge sabka swagat, was penned by Irshad Kamil and set to tune by Vishal-Shekhar.
The song says, “We will welcome everyone with a swag.”
Video – Swagse karenge sabka swagat
The cinematography is by Marcin Laskawiec-Arkadiusz Tomiak-Piotr Uznanski. Dsnce Choreography is by Vaibhavi Merchant.
The video opens with shots of a beautiful scenic coastal locale. Salman Khan is seen lip-synching to some dialogue. Katrina Kaif is seen half-naked letting her outer clothing fly in the wind, with the inner garments getting exposed.
She begins to dance with some other female dancers. Salman Khan also begins to dance with some male dancers performing somersaults. Katrina Kaif’s tight shorts does not leave much to the imagination. She keeps swinging her hips in tune with the music.
The camera could as well have a close-up of her swinging hips. There is no need to choreograph the dance. On top of that, in some of the shots her shorts are torn! The song has been used as a promotional video. The song peters out and the video ends as everything comes to a standstill.
Vishal Dadlani and Neha Bhasin have sung this song for Salman Khan and Karina Kaif. The video features other dancers, as well.
The song, Swagse karenge sabka swagat, appears to have no influence of any culture whatsoever on it. The song talks about Indian culture. But, there is nothing in the video that comes even close to it. The song and the artists are just ok. The video is watchable.