Posted on June 24, 2017 at 6:50 am

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Filmy Friday review of Tubelight!

The Kabir Khan directorial film Tubelight starring Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Om Puri, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, and introducing Zhu Zhu and Matin Rey Tangu is a film which takes you back to the war between India-China and so much more.

There’s no doubt you will be walking out with a little more educated mind about India and it’s war times because it’s a Kabir Khan film, and that’s one thing I love about his form of storytelling. Additionally, you will be walking out with a message or two. I am not one for comparing, but if it calls for it…Bajrangi Bhaijaan is undoubtedly Kabir’s best film yet.

But separating films and looking at Tubelight on its own…

The story and concept are definitely an element which stuck out the most and I was a hundred percent grasped onto the film’s story from beginning to end. The cinematography and location were impeccable to the eye, I couldn’t get over the beautiful scenery. It was disheartening to see Om Puri’s official last performance on the big screen, but as always he created an impact on the story and performed well.

The Khan brothers were a delight to see on-screen together portraying the strong and promising relation of two close brothers. Expanding on this, Salman’s performance was the highlight of the film. Every scene where he cried and embraced a bittersweet type of emotions was outstanding. There is a single scene in the film that stuck with me while walking out of the theater…towards the climax where he is staring at a photograph and is trying to mask his tears, but eventually, let’s it all out, seemed too real.

The little boy had to be one of my favorites to watch on-screen! Matin Rey Tangu who plays Guo was extremely adorable, and all I could think was how Kabir must have directed this little boy to conceptualize what every scene entailed through its various emotions.

Kabir Khan is definitely a director I hope to meet one day because his passion for telling unique stories about war is unbeatable. Being able to tell stories to an Indian audience about war in such depth, but with simple concepts is definitely a piece of artwork on few can master. The film on a whole felt a bit dragged out, and I definitely wish there was some more depth portrayed somewhere, but all in all it was well made. The climax

The film on a whole felt a bit dragged out, and I definitely wish there was some more depth portrayed somewhere, but all in all it was well made. The last fifteen minutes of the film definitely teases the audience in a way, but it’s portraying that constant battle of simply believing.

My review of Tubelight is

Check out my favorite track from the film!