- 2 hr 34 min
Tubelight is a 2017 Indian war drama film starring Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, and the late Om Puri. The film, set in 1962, is directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Salman Khan himself. The film tells the story of Laxman Singh Bisht (Salman Khan), a slow-witted but kind-hearted man living in a small town in India. Laxman's younger brother, Bharat (Sohail Khan), joins the Indian army and is posted to the Sino-Indian border, where a war is brewing between the two countries.
Laxman is inconsolable after Bharat leaves and spends his days pining for his brother's return. He is widely regarded as a "tubelight" by his fellow townspeople due to his slow-wittedness, and is often the subject of ridicule.
However, Laxman's life takes a turn when a Chinese woman, Guo (Zhu Zhu), comes to live in his town. Guo is searching for her lost father and Laxman is convinced that he can help her. He becomes incredibly fond of her and starts to believe that she is his "angel" - a notion that is encouraged by the film's many religious motifs.
As the war between India and China intensifies, Laxman remains hopeful that Bharat will return unscathed. However, the reality of war soon hits home and Laxman is forced to come to terms with the fact that his brother may not come back.
In addition to its strong performances, Tubelight is notable for its stunning visuals and elaborate dance sequences. The film's songs are catchy and upbeat, and are sure to get stuck in your head long after the film has ended.
Overall, Tubelight is a heartwarming and emotional tale of the bond between brothers and the power of hope in the face of tragedy. While it is not without its flaws, the film will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on audiences around the world.