Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans

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Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans
cinematographer Michael Watson
Promotional Poster
Directed byKamal Sadanah
Written byKamal Sadanah
Abis Rizvi
Produced byAbis Rizvi
Himarsha Venkatsamy
Aasim Tiger
Subrat Dutta
Nora Fatehi
Ali Quli Mirza
Aadil Chahal
Varinder Singh Ghuman
Aaran Chaudhary
Pranay Dixit
Pulkit Jawahar
CinematographyMichael Watson
Edited byKamal Sadanah
Muzzammil Nasir
Music byJohn Stewart BGM
Release date
  • 31 October 2014 (2014-10-31)
Running time
123 minutes

Roar is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language film written and directed by Kamal Sadanah. The film was premiered by Salman Khan at an event in Mumbai on 31 July 2014, ahead of a 31 October release. It is an epic tale of a team trying to outsmart the acute senses of the infamous white tiger who is looking for her cub.[1][2][3][4][5][6]



Roar was shot in the dense mangrove forest, showcasing the animal-man conflict, and the film has aerial visuals of the Sundarbans and over 800 shots with special effects. Director Kamal Sadanah said, "We spent four months doing the test shoots and we shot with trained tigers from Los Angeles and Thailand and composited these sequences with the ones taken at Sundarbans with VFX". He concluded by saying that he had to take up an online course in visual effects along with his producer Abis Rizvi.[7]


LA-based Michael Watson, whose resume has The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, was hired as the director of photography, and a special team from Scandinavia was signed to film the aerial shots using helicams. Producer Rizvi said, "With an international crew of 150 on board and a 300-member VFX team, it took us 12 months to edit the film and put our audacious dream out on celluloid. Academy Award winner Resul Pookutty was signed for Sound design."


Roar gathered mixed reviews. Hindustan Times mentioned it as, Novelty of the concept makes it an interesting film and appreciated its editing and computer graphics and said the film would show you something that you didn't even know existed in India, concluding it as a smartly executed film which deserves attention.[8] While ABPLIVE criticised it as a film only for brain dead.[9] Subhash K Jha wrote that, Roar is a visual swagger and splendour with stunning shots of the natural beauty of the Sunderbans, if you're the sort who grants leeway to movies for stretching its neck out beyond the domain of the conventional. He observed its photography as 'brilliant'.[10] Rediff gave 2 and a half stars and mentioned Roar would not disappoint you and the film's strengths are the novelty of the concept, and the judicious use of Computer Graphics.[11] Filmfare mentioned it as entertaining, shot like a Hollywood film which has some genuinely great Computer Graphics. It also wrote that the camera work is at par with any big-budget Hollywood film, and the cinematography showcases the flora and fauna of the Sundarbans on a grand scale, and the special effects are superlative.[12] Movie talkies gave it 3 stars saying Technical brilliance and the film's stage & setting – This is what makes Roar stand out from the crowd in a major way.[citation needed]

Box office[edit]

As per Box Office India, Roar collected 15 million on its first day of release,[13] and a total of 4.75–5.0 million net as weekend collection.[14] While movieglamour website reported that Roar is doing moderate business and collected 70.0 million from its first 4 days,[15] Bollywood Hungama reported that Roar collected 83.8 million at the end of its 1st week run.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Salman Khan at trailer launch of 'Roar-Tigers of the Sunderbans'". 5 August 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Salman Khan launches Mr Muscles' film trailer". indiatoday. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Salman Khan Launches 'Roar' Movie Trailer". indiaglitz. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Salman Khan Launches 'Roar' film Trailer". koimoi. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. ^ "'Roar' film cast". bollywoodhungama. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  6. ^ "'Roar' film Trailer". movies.sulekha. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Roar:Salman Khan supports film on tigers". indiatimes. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Roar review:Novelty of the concept makes it an interesting film". hindustantimes. 31 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Movie Review: Roar – Finally found the gem of 2014". abplive. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Roar-The Tigers of Sunderbans Movie Review". 31 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Review". rediff. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Review". Filmfare. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Roar And Super Nani First Day Collections". boxofficeindia. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  14. ^ "Roar And Super Nani First Weekend Collections". boxofficeindia. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  15. ^ "Roar Movie 4th Day Sunday Box Office Collection". movieglamour. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  16. ^ "Roar-1st week Box Office Collection". bollywoodhungama. Retrieved 17 November 2014.

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