Tubelight

Tubelight

Tubelight is the story of a man’s unshakable faith in himself and the love for his family.

 

Starring: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu
Director: Kabir Khan
Language: Hindi
India release date: June 23
Genre: Adventure, drama, war.
Duration: 2 hours 34 mins
Budget: Supposedly, 100 crores

“An anti-war movie that illustrates the pointlessness of battle and the importance of not actively hating those you are at war with… is rendered unwatchable because of the leading man.”

Rating: 1 star | Full review

Raja Sen, NDTV
Raja Sen
“Writing a review for a Salman Khan film is a sheer waste of time… Salman’s constipated face throughout the film is a big hurdle.”

Rating: 1 star | Full review

Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle
Rohit Bhatnagar
“The 51-year-old actor… spends a chunk of screen time smiling wide-eyed and breaking down into tears, never able to draw sympathy for the character.”

Rating: 1.5 stars | Full review

Suhani Singh, India Today
Suhani Singh
“Instead of sounding like a simpleton, Salman sounds like a man desperate to humour simpletons.”

Rating: 1.5 stars | Full review

Rahul Desai, Film Companion
Rahul Desai
“Salman comes off sounding and behaving like a patronizing adult goo-goo-gaa-gaa-ing to a baby. In the more intense, emotional scenes, he’s clearly out of his depth, and you watch transfixed as he struggles like a non-swimmer, flailing arms and all, who’s been thrown into the deep end.”

Rating: 1.5 stars | Full review

Rajeev Masand, News 18
Rajeev Masand
“It’s nearly always excruciating when an actor with limited talent plays a character with limited intelligence. Normally, the charge against Salman is that he doesn’t do anything; here, he does so much that you’ll be begging for him to go back to his minimalist ways.”

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Uday Bhatia, Live Mint
Uday Bhatia
“If cinema can be transformative, then it’s not a bad idea to make an inclusionary and empowering film. But it’s got to be a good film first. Tubelight is severely let down by its leading man, Salman, who looks so out of his depth here that you (almost) feel bad for him.”

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Tanul Thakur, The Wire
Tanul Thakur
“The effort, on Salman’s part, to come off slow-witted shows in every frame. It’s all contorted face, sing-song delivery; all surface, no depth. And absolutely no nuance. Instead of Hindi Chini bhai bhai, it is more like Hindi Chini, bye bye.”

Rating: 1.5 stars | Full review

Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
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