Written & directed by @kabirkhankk #tubelight is the story of Laxman Singh Bisht, who is mentally slow and therefore, people in his hometown mockingly refer to him as "Tubelight." When his younger brother, Bharat, gets enlisted in the Indian army during the 1962 war between India and China, he is distraught because his brother is his only friend and he's afraid that Bharat may get killed during the war. How he spends his time impatiently waiting for his brother to return from the war forms the crux of the film. This latest #bollywood release was inspired by the #hollywoodmovie #littleboy which I haven't seen.
IMO, the last two releases of @beingsalmankhan : Bajrangi Bhaijan (also directed by @kabirkhankk ) and Sultan (directed by @aliabbaszafar ) were far superior films because they had better storylines, whereas the plot of @tubelightkieid seemed weak. However, I did think that #salmankhan was quite convincing and believable as the dim-witted Laxman. I felt invested and empathetic towards his character and cried quite a bit during the second half of the movie because I genuinely felt bad for him and kept wondering what would happen to him if his brother doesn't come back. His real life younger brother @sohailkhanofficial played the role of Bharat and gave a good performance. Even @iamsrk gave a great performance in his cameo appearance as a magician.
I also enjoyed listening to the soundtrack of the film composed by @ipritamofficial - #tinkatinkadilmera was a beautiful melody and made me emotional. I found myself humming the #radiosong even after leaving the theater. The cinematography by #aseemmishra was breathtaking and #vfx were also beautifully portrayed.
Even though it was a good concept of an emotional drama about brotherly love, I didn't leave the theater feeling completely satisfied with this movie experience because it was weakly scripted.