Tubelight Movie Review
Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Matin Rey Tangu, Zhu Zhu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Om Puri, Shah Rukh Khan
Director: Kabir Khan
Set in September 1962, the film is about Laxman Singh Bisht (Salman) whose brother Bharat (Sohail) has gone across the border to fight in the Indo-Chinese war. Laxman Singh Bisht (Salman) is nicknamed tube light by his neighbours because he is feeble-minded. Laxman lives by one life-lesson; keep your faith alive and you can do almost anything, even stop a war. he also teaches us to love our neighbours, during peace or strife. when Bharat gets recruited in the army to fight in the war , and then vanishes and an Indian mother and child of Chinese descent (Zhu Zhu and Martin Rey Tangu) come to stay in the village becomes the target of the Jagatpur villagers’ ire. Will the story of Laxman’s search for brother Bharat strike a chord with the viewers?
The film is an official remake of Little Boy – a set against the backdrop of World War II. Tube Light isn’t as effective as Bajrangi Bhaijaan where the viewers would break down along with Salmankhan. Tubelight undoubtedly has good intentions but unfortunately falters because of weak plot. Message to be learnt is that Fear is your biggest enemy, don’t let it overpower you ; conquer it and take the fear of fear away.
The kid Matin Rey Tanguu gave a most forgettable performance.Salman laughs and cries unselfconsciously withno macho image. Sohail gave a sincere performance. Om Puri as fatherly figure is good.
The war sequences are poorly mounted and evoke no emotion because the filmmaker hasn’t invested in it .However Aseem Mishra’s camera work is largely-breathtaking.
Salman who has given the star one of his most memorable films, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, fails to repeat the magic as TubeLight has beautiful body with no soul.