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Tubelight Movie Review

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Tubelight Movie Review



Tubelight is a 2017 Indian war drama film written and directed by Kabir Khan. The film is produced by Salman Khan and Kabir Khan. Set in the 1962 Sino-Indian War, it stars Salman Khan in the lead role who plays a man from India. It is confirmed from the director that Shah Rukh Khan will play a cameo on the film. Julius Packiam and Pritam scored the music of the film, with the former composing thefilm score and latter composing the songs.

“Tubelight” Movie Cast & Crew:

Director: Kabir Khan
Produced by: Salman Khan
Starring: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu
Music by: Pritam
Production company: Salman Khan Films, Kabir Khan Films
Language: Hindi

“Tubelight” Movie Story Line:

Laxman Singh Bisht (Salman) is nicknamed tube light by his neighbours because he is feeble-minded. Despite being special, Laxman lives by one life-lesson; keep your faith alive and you can do almost anything, even stop a war.

We are immediately thrown into the camaraderie shared between Laxman and Bharat (Sohail Khan). This is possibly a basis being established for the departure we are going to see soon (Bharat will join the army).

They’ve been thick from the very beginning, and we are shown how Laxman has been a source of strength for Bharat. They have been each other’s constants since they lost their parents at a young age. They are raised by an uncle (Om Puri) but both have helped each other grow, and overcome bullying as kids — this is all portrayed through a song montage,  Naach Meri Jaan.

You can tell they’re both extremely co-dependent, and life is all fun and games, until the Army comes around for a recruitment drive.

This is when the tone changes, but the brothers’ love doesn’t dampen. When Bharat gets chosen for the army, the gravity of the situation hits them. Bharat keeps up a farce of being happy and even does their favourite dance step to cheer him up. You can seen the sadness in Salman’s eyes though.

The war sequences are poorly mounted and evoke no emotion because the filmmaker hasn’t invested in it either through evocative writing or mind-numbing montages. The battle they have to win forms the crux of the story.

When it comes to performances–Salman laughs and cries unselfconsciously, unraveling the lesser-seen side of his macho image. He cannot move mountains with his performance but he manages to keep the faith alive. Sohail is sincere. Zhu Zhu shows spunk and young Matin entertains. And, Om Puri reminds you of the mettle unsung heroes are made of.

Though the story is simple, it carries a great message. Given the film is set during the 1962 Indo-China war, the visual effects made it an interesting watch. Sohail has also performed quite well. However, it is the eight-year-old Matin Rey Tangu who steals the show everytime he is on screen. Talking about Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo, the Badshah of Bollywood as usual never fails to impress the audience.

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