The movie espouses family values, patriotism and the importance of keeping the faith. There's this criminally cute kid.
Sohail Khan impresses in his brief role as Laxman's brother. All wrapped up in a border conflict.
"Sounds great. What's it called?"
Back in 2012, Ek Tha Tiger's Rs 199 crore box office collection at home screens was being considered enormous. I don't know about faith, but patience should be your best friend if you want to enjoy the film.
Tubelight is a drama with Indo-China war of 1962 as the backdrop with a political statement of peace and people to people contact between neigbours to resolve differences.
Tubelight does not have any of Sallu Bhai's (Salman's) action sequences, and sadly, no romance.More news: The mighty recovery of Paul Casey puts him in US Open mix
"Film critic Taran Adarsh on Friday tweeted: ""'Tubelight": Disappointing, solid star power, stunning visuals. Banne Chacha (Om Puri) mentors him, imparting Gandhian gyaan at every given opportunity. This is a shameless creation: not just childlike and endearing but a follower of Gandhi, a patriot, a doting brother.
Though by trailer and promotion one may feel that child actor Matin Rey Tangu (casted as Guo) has significant role, in reality it was disappointing to see less prominence given to his talent. The film took an interesting leap in the climax when Sohail Khan found life but unfortunately, half of the audience moved out till then thinking that the movie has ended now. Tubelight is by far Kabir Khan's weakest film. One scene, in particular, was supremely disappointing. Bharat is very protective for Laxman.
A "Chinese" looking mum-and-son (Zhu Zhu and Matin Rey Tangu) who are Indian by nationality become the target of hatred and despair by many villagers.
It's almost always excruciating when an actor with limited talent plays a character with limited intelligence.
Salman's career graph is the kind of stuff you would normally associate with fairy-tales success. "Salman plays a character who is sweet and cute and the music had to be such too!" He was a lot like us, and a lot unlike us as well.
"#Tubelight rests on a thin plot ..." It has opened to around 35% to 40% occupancy in the morning shows which is less than Salman Khan's recent releases like Sultan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.