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Tubelight Movie Review

Tubelight Movie Review Hindi Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Tubelight"
Runtime: 2 Hours 16 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 23-06-2017
Genre: Historical, Drama
2.5 / 5.0



Tubelight” is a war drama scripted and directed by Kabir Khan, the popular director, who gave a super hit film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Tubelight is an adaptation of the American film, Little Boy. The film based on Sino-Indo war has Salman Khan in the lead role. Zhu Zhu, Sohail Khan, Matin Rey Tangu, Om Puri and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub play the supporting roles in Tubelight. Zhu Zhu is a Chinese actress. Shah Rukh Khan plays a cameo appearance. Julius Packiam composed the background score and Pritam composed the songs. Aseem Mishra is the cinematographer. The film is produced by Salman Khan and Kabir Khan under their banners, Salman Khan Films and Kabir Khan Films.


Laxman Singh Bisht, who is a feebly minded guy, is called as Tubelight by the people around him. He lives in Jagatpur along with his brother Bharat. Banne chacha imparts Laxman with the Gandhian thoughts. A local tyrant named Narayan bullies Laxman and often irritates him. Bharat works in the army. During the Sino – Indo war, Bharat moves to the border to fight for the country. Some people from China, immigrate to India. Among those people, Liling and Perky Guo move to Laxman’s town, Jagatpur. What happens after the war? Did Laxman changes his perception or continue to be the Tubelight? Watch the film on the big screen.

Star Performance

Unlike his previous action hero movies, Salman didn’t have time to showcase his biceps and fight with the villains flying in the air. Childlike performance is new to Salman Khan and he has tried out his level best. However, we could say that it didn’t suit him. Sohail Khan, Om Puri, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Zhu Zhu and Matin had done their roles perfectly.


Kabir Khan has adapted the story from the American movie Little Boy. Kabir had showcased his best with Salman Khan, so far and this is not one among them. Zhu Zhu and Matin Rey Tang are the best choices to do the roles Liling and Perky Guo.

What’s There?

  • Cinematography is breathtaking
  • Performance of Om Puri and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub is good
  • Cameo appearance of Shah Rukh Khan
  • Pritam’s songs and Julius Packiam’s BGM add some positive note to Tubelight

What’s Not There?

  • Action choreography is very weak at the war sequence
  • Although Salman has done a new attempt, it didn’t impress


For Salman fans, Tubelight might be a good movie to watch for his different role and performance. But for others, Salman’s role doesn’t sync with his physique. Many heroes had done these kinds of roles; especially the southern heroes. But the role had suited them well unlike Salman. Probably, Salman couldn’t step into the shoes of Laxman. Anyhow, the film could be watched, once