Apart from its festive touch, the festival of Eid is known for the big releases of Salman Khan films. From past many years Salman is known to release his film on this divine occasion and we have witnessed many blockbusters. 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan,' 'Sultan' are the recent examples of his blockbuster films. This year too Salman booked the Eid for his big release 'Tubelight' which released in cinemas on June 23, 2017.
'Tubelight' is officially adopted from the Hollywood film 'Little Boy' helmed by Kabir Khan. It is a story of Laxman Singh Bisht (Salman Khan) often called as Tubelight since his childhood because he is feeble-minded. His only friend is his younger brother Bharat Singh Bisht (Sohail Khan). Laxman is a resident of a small North Indian town Jagatpur. While everything is hunky-dory in the town, one day there comes a news that there is a rising tension on the borders of India and China and a war can be announced any time between the two countries. A troop of Indian Army visits Jagatpur in the hunt of young teenagers who can join Indian Army and protect the nation. Bharat gets selected and heads for the war leaving Laxman in the hands of Banne Chacha (Om Puri). While there is a rising tension on the borders, people from Jagatpur are unsure that Bharat will return back safely. Laxman has the faith in himself and is sure that his brother will return. Along with many others he is supported by Liling (Zhu Zhu) and her kid Guo (Matin Rey Tangu). Will Bharat return back? Will people have faith in Laxman?
As there are many unanswered questions you will get all your answers in the theatres. Salman has always experimented with his roles. There is hardly any movie of his, where he is not flaunting his muscles. But this time he has shedded his image and has turn into an innocent boy who only believes keep your faith alive and you can do almost anything, even stop a war. It simply feels great to watch him act so innocently. His bonding with his brother Sohail Khan is magical. Chinese actress Zhu Zhu leaves her mark with her acting as well as her Hindi accent. Matin is the entertainer throughout the film and we can say Salman has found one gem of a child actor here. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub as Narayan who is popular for his 'Hero ka dost' roles is a local bully whose only pass time is targeting Laxman. Om Puri is that Gyan Guru who imparts with the Gandhian philosophy when given a chance but as we see him one last time on the screen, he surely reminds you of what unsung heroes are made of. Coming to Shah Rukh Khan's cameo we will not divulge any details but you will surely enjoy his presence and his bonding with Salman will create magic.
Director Kabir Khan's vision is quiet clear and it can be seen in his execution and the screenplay. Dialogues are very well written but the cinematographer takes full credit as he has beautifully captured the landscapes of the small town. Talking about the songs 'Naach Meri Jaan' and 'Radio' emerge as big winners and don't be shocked when you see people dancing around you in the theatres.
The film teaches us one thing sincerely that 'Faith is like a tubelight, it takes time to light up, but once it does, it illuminates everything around us.' With stellar performances by the starcast, already hit songs, and a good story-line, Salman has given you the most lovable Eid gift in the form of 'Tubelight.' So all the Salman fans get ready to witness another blockbuster by your favourite superstar.