Kabir Khan & Salman Khan are a combo to reckon with. Their firstcollaboration was the Smash Hit Ek Tha Tiger & was followed by anAll-Time Blockbuster with Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Expectations from theirlatest effort 'Tubelight' are expectedly gargantuan. But sadly,'Tubelight' fails to deliver.<br><br>Reason? 'Tubelight' stands on a faulty script, that despite nobleintentions, never takes flight. This tale of two torn-brothers aims tobe an affecting tale on brotherhood & love, but what is eventuallyserved here, is a bland film, that never hits the point.<br><br>'Tubelight' Synopsis: Laxman (Salman), a man-child simpleton, believeshis faith will bring back his brother Bharat (Sohail Khan), who getslost while in Battlefield in the Sino-Indian War. <br><br>'Tubelight' stands on a tiny plot & Writer-Director Kabir Khan getsstuck midway. Once Bharat leaves for war, the narrative just becomesstoic. And Laxman's relentless effort to bring back his brother withthe power of 'faith' is overlong & tedious. Also, the sub-plotinvolving Laxman's relationship with a Chinese Family, of a mother &child, don't add much to the goings-on. To give its due, 'Tubelight'begins well & the camaraderie between real & reel life brothers offersgenuine charm. But that doesn't last long. In short, 'Tubelight'doesn't make good use of its tiny plot & just goes on 136-minutes. <br><br>Kabir Khan's Writing is the weakest link here. Though his intentionsare to deliver a noble message of love & peace, but the Writing isn'ttight enough. Also, there are too many songs in the film & they onlydrag the film. Khan's Direction is alright. Aseem Mishra'sCinematography is fantastic. His work deserves all the credit, as'Tubelight' is a visual delight. Editing needed to crisper. Pritam'sScore is nice, but the songs don't appear useful in the film beyond apoint. Art & Costume Design are decent.<br><br>Performance-Wise: Salman falls flat in his portrayal of Laxman. As aman-child driven by unshakable faith, the superstar tries to stretchthe actor in him & even makes a sincere effort to justify the part, buthis performance appears mechanical. Its sad that both Kabir & Salmanaren't in form this time around. Sohail Khan gets little to do asBharat, although his scenes with Salman are sweet. The Late/Great OmPuri shines in his final role as Salman & Sohail's mentor. The Legendgrabs your attention in a supporting role. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub isperfectly mean as the bully. Matin Rey Tangu & Zhu Zhu lend ablesupport. Yashpal Sharma is wasted. And Shahrukh Khan barely leaves amark in a cameo.<br><br>On the whole, 'Tubelight' offers very little light! A HugeDisappointment!
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In a small picturesque town in North India, Laxman (Salman Khan) lives with his younger brother Bharat (Sohail Khan). The two have no other family and are inseparable. Laxman's world comes crashing down, when war breaks out and Bharat gets drafted into the Army. A helpless Bharat leaves a devastated Laxman behind. News from the border only worsens, as the tension continues to escalate. Seeing the carnage around him and worried for his brother, Laxman decides he must stop this conflict and get his brother back.
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