Tubelight: Movie Review
Unlike Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the Salman Khan and Kabir Khan duo has given us a film that keeps flickering all throughout giving the true meaning to its title.
Based on the Indo-Sino war of 1962, Tubelight shows Salman in a man-child role thus making the viewers cringe. The actor who has carried all his films on his shoulders has failed to leave an impact on the audience. If you are expecting to see the Salman you last saw in his previous films, well you will not want to see him in this film.
Sohail Khan’s charisma has finally worked and the actor is seen shining in this otherwise flickering film. You will yearn for more of him but there’s basically only Salman. The eight-year-old boy from Arunachal Pradesh who is playing the role of an Indian of Chinese origin has done a commendable job. We can thank Kabir Khan for gifting us Om Puri’s magic for one last time.
Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo is a treat for sure.
Songs like Sajan Radio and Naach Meri Jaan are already ruling the charts (all thanks to Pritam). The film is a one-time watch but a letdown for the Bhaijaan fans.
Rajeev Masand crystal clear view says, “It’s also over-long at nearly 2 hours and 30 minutes, and excruciatingly slow and boring in parts. It’s a crushing disappointment on all counts. I’m going with one-and-a-half out of five.”
Anupama Chopra gave the film 2.5 stars out of 5 stating, “Basically, Tubelight is cinema as a sermon. Which makes the film flat and emotionally unconvincing. The good intentions and lectures on yakeen don’t translate into a gripping narrative. However, I did enjoy seeing the late Om Puri on screen again. Pritam’s Radio Song is still playing in my head. And the scenery made me want to immediately escape to the hills. But this could have been so much more.”
Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#OneWordReview… #Tubelight: Disappointing. Solid star power [Salman Khan]. Stunning visuals. But #Tubelight is body beautiful, minus soul.Tubelight rests on a thin plot… Screenplay lacks the power to enthral and mesmerise… Emotions plenty, but few moments stand out…”
Still confused whether you should go for it or not? Well, enjoy the song till then: