Tubelight Movie Review

Tubelight is an Indian war drama film directed by Kabir Khan. The plot of the movie revolves around 1962 Sino-Indian war. This movie is loosely based on the American film Little Boy. Salman Khan and Sohail Khan jointly produced this movie. Written by Parveez Shaika and Manurishi Chaddha, the main story is about a good hearted man who sets out in search of his lost brother.

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Cast & Crew

Director: Kabir Khan
Producers: Salman Khan and Sohail Khan
Music: Pritam
Cinematography: Aseem Mishra
Cast: Salman Khan, Zhu Zhu, Om Puri, Sohail Khan, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
Cameo: Shah Rukh Khan
Duration: 2h 16m (136 minutes)


This story is mainly about two brothers and the main highlight of the film is their bromance. Salman Khan is fondly called as Tubelight by the kids of his locality. He plays Laxman Singh Bisht, the innocent and a simple man who loves and cares for his brother from the bottom of his heart. Sohail Khan plays the role of his brother Bharat, who gets selected for the army. The story is all about Laxman who sets out to find his brother who goes missing while on a mission.
Will this innocent man be able to overcome his fear and start gaining confidence in himself? Will Laxman find his brother? Well, for this, you should watch the film.

Movie Review:

Tubelight, no doubt, is Salman Khan’s best performance of his movie career. Sohail Khan, his off screen, as well as an on screen brother, is a perfect suit for his character. The audiences say Tubelight is a heart melting story with a beautiful message. Some handful of funny scenes in the first half keeps the audiences hooked.
Meanwhile, Zhu Zhu plays the love interest of Salman and their cute chemistry is something more to watch for. These heartwarming scenes prove that love has no language and cultural barriers.
Kabir Khan, as a director, did a tremendous job by making a film like Tubelight which has a message of love and hope.
Child actor Matin Rey Tangu plays his part very well. Initially, Laxman hates Matin thinking that he is Chinese ,because his brother has gone for the war against China. During his journey, he finds Matin is not Chinese.
Tubelight, on the whole, takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride.

What’s Good:

  • Bromance between Salman Khan and Sohail Khan
  • Salman Khan and Zhu Zhu’s cute chemistry
  • The movie’s plot hold you till the end
  • Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo which is pivotal to the story line
  • Great tribute paid to late Bollywood actor Om Puri

Final Verdict:

Whether you are a Salman Khan’s fan or not, Tubelight is a must watch.