Salman Khan’s Tubelight needs a chance, beyond the harsh criticism


Salman Khan’s brother Sohail Khan also plays his onscreen sibling. Quite unfair, right? I was disappointed to the extent that by the time I finally went to watch it after two days, my excitement level was zero. Or maybe it is because we don’t want him to break away from his larger-than-life image. His innocent commentary about his childhood, his love for his brother, his Gandhism, his never-say-die attitude, no his character wasn’t something as bad as was written in the initial reviews. This film deserves more. And why not? For me, Salman Khan’s close-up shots where he is laughing and crying all at the same time, were his best. Yes, it did have a Bajrangi Bhaijaan feel from the first look but I was still curious. Hrithik Roshan did it in Koi Mil Gaya, Shah Rukh Khan did it in My Name Is Khan… Then why can’t Salman? All I wish is that the cinegoers gives it’s own verdict and not get carried away by what is being said. He convinces as Tubelight right from the very go. I urge Salman to continue doing projects which touch our hearts. They say all publicity is good publicity. No, he isn’t flexing his muscles, neither is he romancing his ladies or speaking some cheesy lines. Of course it had left me intrigued ever since its trailer released. Fans set off crackers for Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Tubelight’ inside cinema hallSalman Khan reveals the plot of Dabangg 3, and we are excitedThere are quite many films which vanish from the box office without any noise. ‘Weak, stretched, trying too hard, stale, over acting’ — these were some of the words which flashed in review after review. Don’t we see that this is the same Salman, the mass entertainer, who has shed his persona, giving us a departure from his Dabangg-giri and risking a film after keeping the Eid throne in his name for years? Agreed, Salman looked a little too beefed up at places, his age lines hampered his performance and the war scenes looked too pale, but let’s not forget that the actor has played a character role after a really long time, well, maybe more! They gave us two of the most commercially successful films in recent times – Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Ek Tha Tiger. Tubelight, for me, is a fine film. There is still an audience which is flowing in his love and belief in the film. 2017-06-29T10:02:07+00:00″>
Published:June 29, 2017 10:02 am

Salman Khan’s Tubelight opened with a mediocre box office collection as compared to his previous Eid releases. Also, Salman shouldn’t get demotivated by the risk he has taken. Critics might have affected the film’s opening week’s performance, but Eid has just passed, and it’s Eidi is yet to reflect at the box office. Salman Khan’s Tubelight, for me, fell under the second category. Very silently, the film propagates the values of family and patriotism, without taking sides. Salman Khan has done well, yes I’m happy to see him emote! But it turned out to be a completely unexpected experience. But we have seen actors playing such challenging roles, where acting ruled over their chiseled bodies. Kabir Khan’s directed Tubelight is a story set in Indo-Sino war and propagates the message about the futility of war. So why all this harshness for a movie that tried to become an Eid gift for its audience? After all, we still feel the same connect with Salman, what he established with us in the 90s, don’t we? And all the good things were happening with Tubelight too – great promotions, Bhai-Bhai bond, an adorable child actor and the right build up ahead of its release. The blockbuster duo of Salman-Kabir Khan seek the conviction of fans. Then why did the words of critics broke the movie? The two have teamed up for a film after a very long time. For there is a section of fans, who like to see his ‘other’ side, who like to cry with him, laugh with him, who like to see beyond the Sultan or Chulbul Pandey in him. Related News
Tubelight box office collection day 7: Salman Khan film earns Rs 100 crore, makes a new recordWATCH: Shocking! So now it is the audience’s turn to give them back some love. Tubelight’s supporting cast including Chinese actor Zhu Zhu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, late actor Om Puri and child artiste Matin Rey Tangu have won applause. Then the decisive weekend arrived and within hours the critics fell heavily on this Kabir Khan directorial. His natural chemistry with Matin Rey ‘goo’ Tengu was the film’s high point and his scenes with Zhu Zhu, where he unknowingly gives her faith ‘yakeen’, are a beautiful take-away too. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Then there are some for which you wait really long but the word on the street is against them as soon as they land. He is playing a child-man, a simpleton out to find his lost brother, while unknowingly giving out a message about the futility of war.