'Tubelight' Review: Reasons Why Tubelight Is The Eid Blockbuster

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Tubelight is the latest offering from Kabir Khan starring the Sultan of Bollywood, Salman Khan, in the title role. The film co-stars Sohail Khan, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Om Puri, and the renowned Chinese actress Zhu Zhu. Tubelight also features a cameo from the Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. 

The film is an adaptation of the American war drama, Little Boy (2015), directed by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde.  While Little Boy is set in the backdrop of the Second World War, Tubelight is set during the 1962 India-China War. Tubelight is the story of Laxman Singh Bisht aka Tubelight and his quest to bring his beloved brother back home from the disastrous war. However, the catch is that Laxman although looks like a grown up man he still behaves like a child. He neither has the wits nor the means to ensure his brother’s safe return. The only thing that he has is faith. It is said that faith can move mountains and so Laxman, pitted against insurmountable odds, must learn never to lose his faith, come what may. Faith, hope and love are the three things that define Tubelight. For the last decade Salman Khan and Eid have become synonymous. It is this time of the year that the Sultan of Bollywood usually comes out with his latest offerings. 

As a matter of fact, Salman Khan’s Eid releases have turned out to be some of the biggest releases in history. This includes Sultan (2016), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), Kick (2014), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Bodyguard (2011), Dabangg (2010), and Wanted (2009). And, having just watched Tubelight, I have a strong sense of feeling that it is going to join this formidable list of blockbusters. It is far from being a perfect film but it has all the makings of a perfect Eid blockbuster. So, without much ado, let’s look at some of the key factors that make Tubelight a must watch for fans of Salman Khan.