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Movie Review: Tubelight (2017)

★★★★☆
Box Office: TBA

Tubelight-2017TUBELIGHT is a story about a man’s unshakeable belief. Based on the adage, ‘Faith can move mountains’, the film revolves around the life of a simpleton named Laxman Singh Bisht (Salman Khan). Because of his exceedingly gullible nature, he gets nicknamed as ‘tubelight’, thanks to his inability to grasp, understand and analyse things like others. The story starts off with a narration by Laxman, wherein he takes the audiences through his childhood to adulthood. While the world doesn’t take him seriously, the one man who always stands by Laxman and has complete faith in him is his younger brother Bharat Singh Bisht (Sohail Khan). One day, in the wake of the Indo-China war, the Indian Army invites applications from young Indians to join the army and serve the nation at the time of crisis. While Laxman gets rejected outright, Bharat gets chosen to be a part of the Indian army to go to the border to fight against the Chinese invasion. Life falls apart for Laxman when he gets to know that there is no contact with Bharat and that he may have died in the war. That’s when Banney chacha (the late Om Puri) tells Laxman to have faith that his brother Bharat will return. Does Laxman Singh Bisht’s faith fight the test of time, does Bharat Singh Bisht return back home safely, and what happens ultimately of the Indo-China war is what forms the rest of the film.

Reviews:

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Positive Reviews
3.5 “The whole follow-Gandhi bit seemed forced. It reminds you of Lage Raho Munnabhai and the comparison hurts Tubelight.”
DNA India
3.0 “The film that propagates the values of family, faith and patriotism doesn’t manage to take a complete leap of faith because somewhere someone couldn’t pull this one off convincingly..”
Times Of India
3.0 “Shines but with low voltage”
Sify
3.0 “Salman And Kabir Khan’s Efforts Shine Bright”
Movietalkies
3.0 “This is a sweet little film alright, but the emotional inconsistencies just don’t iron out. It’s a classic case of what could’ve been a great film, settles for much less.”
Filmfare
3.0 “Salman Khan acts the hell out of this film”
Mid-Day
3.0 ” Salman Khan, Kabir Khan come up with a tearjerker”
Hindustantimes
Average Reviews
2.5 “Tubelight is cinema as a sermon. Which makes the film flat and emotionally unconvincing.”
Film Companion
2.5 “Little star Matin Ray Tangu overshadows Salman Khan with his innocence.”
Indiatvnews
2.5 “Whatever The Film Lacks, Salman Khan And Matin Rey Tangu Compensate.”
News18
Negative Reviews
2.0 “TUBELIGHT come across as a colossal disappointment as it fails to engross the audiences due to its wafer thin plot.”
Bollywood Hungama
2.0 “Salman tries to be cute, too hard”
Rediff: Sukanya Verma
2.0 “TUBELIGHT is vast like an ocean but Kabir Khan has so cloyingly handled the Yakeen (faith) factor that it turns boringly ‘Yuck’in.”
Glamsham
2.0 “This Salman Film Offers You Lots Of ‘Yakeen’ But Fails To Move Your Hearts!”
Filmibeat
2.0 “Salman Gives A Good Performance But Not His Best!”
Koimoi
2.0 “Tubelight’ lacks entertainment. It struggles throughout to make you realise the importance of faith and belief. “
Zeenews India
2.0 “Salman Khan and Sohail Khan star in a long Moral Science class”
India Today
2.0 “Fails to enlighten”
Indiaglitz
1.5 “Salman doesn’t seem to be having fun”
Rediff: Sreehari Nair
1.5 “Salman Khan film is all surface, no depth”
Indian Express Shubhra Gupta
1.0 “Salman Khan Is The Worst Thing About Tubelight”
NDTV Movies: Raja Sen
1.0 “Salman Khan magic fails in this flat, linear remake of the 2015 Hollywood film Little Boy. “
Nowrunning
1.0 “A major disappointment because it is unlike a Kabir Khan film, else Salman Khan is usually unnoticeable.”
Deccanchronicle

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