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Release Date: September 22nd, 2017

DVD Release Date: January 9th, 2018

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
Sami Malik, a young Indian, travels to America in the 1970s. He dreams of becoming an engineer to impress his childhood crush and live up to the legacy of his father, a legendary tiger hunter. When Sami's job falls through, he takes a low-end job and joins with a gang of oddball friends in hopes of convincing his childhood sweetheart that he's far more successful than he truly is -- or perhaps ever could be.

Cast: Danny Pudi, Rizwan Manji, Jon Heder, Karen David, Kevin Pollak, Sam Page, Iqbal Theba, Michael McMillian

Director: Lena Khan

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Shout! Factory

Distributors: Shout! Factory

Keywords: Cheeky, Friend, Car, 1970s, Friendship, Quest, Cool, Father, Office, House

Ratings & Reviews

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  • There’s enough good-naturedness and cultural specificity here, alongside a slight deviation from the usual immigrant narratives, to render it a dollop of sweetness and novelty that goes down easy. show more

  • When it doesn’t work, it’s because it tries too hard to provoke laughter with clichéd jokes and subpar physical comedy. show more

  • The Tiger Hunter isn’t exactly the most woke comic effort you’ll see in 2017, but there’s a particular pleasure taken in watching Khan pick apart our beloved national fable through a South Asian lens, even though that lens indulges a traditional and long-expired style of racial profiling. show more

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