Tubelight (2017)

Director Kabir Khan was trying for a follow up to the ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ act but doesn’t achieve it for many reasons.

While the emotional quotient was high in BB, the proceedings were kept to a luke warm intensity this time round, neither investing your attention nor wavering it.

Salman Khan does a decent job, crying the most in any of his roles to date, without making you question his sincerety. He has worked hard to step outside his comfort zone and deliver an act. The effort is present but the final result may leave a lot to desire. A cameo by Shah Rukh Khan makes for an interesting twist.

Child actor Matin Rey Tangu and his mom Zhu Zhu deliver lines with conviction, while Sohail Khan ably supports Salman. Om Puri is the wisdom in the film that uses parallels from history and non-violent events to show NOTHING is a co-incidence.

It was a decent attempt but not cohesive or with lasting impact.

2/5

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