Tubelight Movie Review

U; Drama
Director: Kabir Khan
Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Matin Rey Tangu, Om Puri
Rating: 3/5

It may hit you rather late like a tube-light while you’re watching the movie, if you care about it at all, but this is the most non-Salman film that actor/superstar Salman Khan, North India’s Rajinikanth, has ever done in his career. And the fact that he’s actually acting the hell out of this movie (I mean that as a compliment), rather than making do with his casual swag, makes it even more special, if not almost historic!

Salman plays a role that is every bit antithetical to machismo that you can possibly imagine. The filmmakers, instead of getting around that fact, given his core audience, reinforce this with every scene, where the deliberately emasculated Salman as a podgy, Pahadi man-child nicknamed Tube-light — since he’s low on both brawn and intellect — shows up on the screen, dressed fully in checked shirt, half-sweater, trouser with his fly open, walking, talking, surveying the world like a toddler on his way to the candy shop.

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