Tubelight (2017)

Hindi 2 hrs 16 mins War, Historical
43 %
Total Reviews: 38
Sahi: 16 Nahi: 22

Review Summary: Salman Khan's magic fails to elevate 'Tubelight'. A middling re-imagination with heavy handed execution.

Average Critic Rating: (2.39)
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Release Date:
Est. Budget: 100.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 121.0 CR

Plot: The film is a story depicting how people get affected when their countries go to war. Particularly it is the journey of a character called Laxman Singh Bisht (Salman Khan) a gullible, good-hearted person who sets out to find his brother Bharat (Sohail Khan). It is set in the backdrop... Read more

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If Tubelight had a real story and wasn't just flip-flopping between monotonous episodes of fluky coincidences treated like divine intervention and cursory battle scenes devoid of danger, urgency or tension, it might have earned some points for heft and affability
Salman Khan Is The Worst Thing About Tubelight
I’m going with one-and-a-half out of five.
Rajeev Masand
Salman Khan acts the hell out of this film
Salman Khan film flickers a lot, offers little glow
Indian Express
Salman Khan magic fails in this flat, linear remake of the 2015 Hollywood film Little Boy.
Now Running
The film plays to Salman Khan’s strength as an on-screen Boy Scout
Hindustan Times
Salman Khan along with brother Sohail Khan, Chinese actress Zhu Zhu, and child artist Matin Rey Tangu won hearts of fans by performing flawlessly in Tubelight.
India TV News
Tubelight might actually have worked better if it had centred on a child and his knee-high experience of war and death. What if Kabir Khan had stuck more closely to the original plot, cast Salman Khan as the missing father, and allowed Tangu to do the heavy lifting?
This Salman Film Offers You Lots Of 'Yakeen' But Fails To Move Your Hearts!
Filmi Beat
It is a neat and clean family entertainer, and is enjoyable with great performances and enthralling visuals.
Too many songs and a generous dose of saccharine makes this a childish — and therefore tough — film to watch
भाई को ढूंढने निकले शख्स की कहानी 'ट्यूबलाइट'
This Salman Khan movie frustrates you with its flickering
Pink Villa
इमोशनल ड्रामा है सलमान की 'ट्यूबलाइट'
Aaj Tak
When it comes to performances--Salman laughs and cries unselfconsciously, unraveling the lesser-seen side of his macho image. He cannot move mountains with his performance but he manages to keep the faith alive. Sohail is sincere. Zhu Zhu shows spunk and young Matin entertains. And, Om Puri reminds you of the mettle unsung heroes are made of.
Times of India
Tubelight, as Salman Khan is fondly called in the film, completely plays to Khan’s strength of adapting a Boy Scout onscreen. Kabir Khan picks up a universal message and wraps it up in an entertaining Bollywood film.
Flickered and gradually fused
Deccan Chronicle
भाई को ढूंढने निकले शख्स की कहानी 'ट्यूबलाइट'
Salman Khan will touch your hearts with his simplicity and innocence
Bollywood Life
For all its insistence on faith, the film shows a surprising lack of it – it is all rehearsed, clumsily designed to tug at the heartstrings and endear us to its leading man. This “Tubelight” flickers erratically for a long time and then dies out.
Kabir Khan loses the plot
Khaleej Times
Fails to enlighten
India Glitz
Tubelight does have a great message: hope pulls us through in any situation we may find ourselves in. A worthwhile watch.
First Post
Salman keeps it very basic while playing the man child. He almost looks awkward, however there are a couple of scenes where he breaks down and you do feel Laxman’s pain. Martin as the little kid and the Chinese actress Zhu Zhu are good too.
Salman Khan gives a heartfelt performance in this touching tale of sibling love
Bollywood Life
When Salman Khan puts on his Lakshman act, you will, for every second of that performance, be reminded that this the devil-may-care Salman trying to look naïve, lost and pastoral.
Salman Khan as Laxman will make you laugh, cry and fall in love with him
Salman Is at His Vulnerable Best in Kabir’s Weak Plot
The Quint
Mumbai Mirror
ou'll miss Salman Khan's comic timing in this packed-with-lessons film
First Post
क्या बजरंगी भाईजान की अगली कड़ी है सलमान की ट्यूबलाइट
Aaj Tak
For all its insistence on faith, the film shows a surprising lack of it – it is all rehearsed, clumsily designed to tug at the heartstrings and endear us to its leading man. This “Tubelight” flickers erratically for a long time and then dies out.
Salman Gives A Good Performance But Not His Best!
The theology of TUBELIGHT is vast like an ocean but Kabir Khan has so cloyingly handled the Yakeen (faith) factor that it turns boringly 'Yuck'in.
Glam Sham
Laxman Singh Bisht (Salman Khan) is a full grown man but suffers from some unmentioned ailment which lends him the maturity of a child
Planet Bollywood
Salman Khan delivers a sentimental kick straight to the heart
DNA India
Banne Chacha (Om Puri) is like their local guardian.