Tubelight – Movie Review
Tubelight Proves To Be A Disappointing, Boring And Bogus Movie That Does Not Dazzle The Audience
Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Om Puri, Matin Rey Tangu
Director: Kabir Khan
As usual, the arrival of Eid also marked the release of a brand new Salman Khan movie, and this time it is named Tubelight. Featuring Salman Khan, Zhu Zhu, Sohail Khan, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Om Puri and Matin Rey Tangu, the movie is a period drama based in 1962 with the Indo-China war as its backdrop. Directed by Kabir Khan, the movie was released in theatres on 23rd Jun 2017.
Laxman Singh Bisht (Salman Khan) is a feeble minded man with a golden heart and has only caring younger brother named Bharat played by Sohail Khan, as his only family. However, when the Indo-China war breaks out, Bharat joins Indian Army and is forced to leave Laxman alone. During this time, Laxman befriends Indian woman who is of Chinese origin and named Lee Ling (Zhu Zhu) and her young son Guwo (Martin Rey Tungo). Meanwhile, Laxman also tries to enquire from the locally posted army chief about when his brother, Bharat will return home. Despite the villager’s belief that Bharat is dead, Laxman sticks to his faith that his brother is alive and will return home one day.
Tubelight might boast of a story that is highly relevant in the troubled times of the modern era, however, its lack of a strong script fails to bring out that concept. The climax is simply dull an uninteresting while the ending of the movie is quite predictable. Even the war sequences evoke little emotion as they are poorly executed and not convincing in the least. On the acting front also this is not amongst Salman’s best performances even though late Om Puri has given a great performance. Tubelight is a movie intended only for die hard Salman fans and We at IndiaCafe24 give it a rating of 3.0.
Reviewed by Meetu