Tubelight Reviews by Critics: Tubelight is released in UAE today and a screening was also held yesterday in India. Some of the reviews are out and more will be updated tomorrow.
- Postive: 6
- Neutral: 1
- Negative: 6
- Avg Rating: 2.3/5
Tubelight Review by Firstpost
It takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride. You expect such an emotional film to have a bittersweet ending, one that hammers home the point. But Tubelight does succumb to a cliched ending, pandering to the good old feel good factor. Tubelight does have a great message: hope pulls us through in any situation we may find ourselves in. A worthwhile watch.
Tubelight Review by Gulf News
While Salman has to be appreciated for attempting a glorious simpleton role, it doesn’t mean that he is consistently spot on. Some of his cheeky scenes are funny, but many fall flat and seem impossibly orchestrated. Watch this film if you love Salman enough to ignore the flaws in his film.
Tubelight Review by Khaleeja Times
The movie has good intentions but hardly any plot. With the running time of 150 minutes, the movie stretches too much. I felt manipulated by the director in making me cry. Tears hardly came organically like they did in 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', where our eyes would become moist every time the child actor would cry. Many times emotions are forced upon us. At one point, I even felt cheated by the director...I will save you from the spoiler and avoid discussing that important scene. However, it is nice to see Salman associating himself with different kinds of scripts with movies like 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', 'Sultan' and now 'Tubelight'.
Tubelight Review by Masala
The film packs some heart-warming performances. My eyes welled up every time I saw Om Puri on screen. We will miss such an honest, endearing actor. The scene where he calls Laxman different and not retarded is a reminder of how everyone is unique and should be accepted as is. Writing a review for a Salman Khan film is like having an opinion on Arnab Goswami’s show. Like, really? Is anyone even listening? Minus the melodrama and manipulation, the film effectively deals with the theme of faith, love and tolerance and it means so much, especially when it comes from the most loved star in the country.
Tubelight Review by DNA
Kabir Khan gets most things right. Tubelight is about love, trust, magic and belief. It's like a tonic for weary souls. You will find yourself interacting with the film and characters. Watch it for the love of your brother. Or Bhai.
Tubelight Review by Bollywood Life
So much will be talked about how good Salman is in playing the role of Laxman who’s a cross between Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump and Hrithik Roshan in Koi Mil Gaya. The tears are real, the ones you see in Salman’s eyes. His breakdown moment on realising his brother’s fate or even the epic cameo scene with Shah Rukh show how far he’s come and evolved as an actor.
Tubelight Review by Indian Express
Some of the film’s more likeable moments are shared between Laxman and the little boy, who’s completely edible, and an absolute natural. But when the main act isn’t convincing, the film becomes just like the title: mostly flicker with a little late glow. The one word that’s used almost in every other line in the film is ‘yakeen’. The film should have been infused with it. Here we just don’t buy it.
Tubelight Review by NDTV
Kabir has always been good with war sequences, but while the ones in this film are mounted on an impressive scale and efficiently shot, the choreography is baffling. Everyone besides Salman is good here, which is again a new thing to write about a star whose screen-presence and spontaneous charisma has carried him through many a horrid film. Faith may indeed move mountains. It's a taller ask to make the mountain act.
Tubelight Review by Times of India
The film that propagates the values of family, faith and patriotism doesn’t manage to take a complete leap of faith because somewhere someone couldn't pull this one off convincingly. In fact, everything is so cloyingly sweet that you start feeling you’ve strolled into a sermon rather than a Salman movie. When it comes to performances--Salman laughs and cries unselfconsciously, unraveling the lesser-seen side of his macho image. He cannot move mountains with his performance but he manages to keep the faith alive.
Tubelight Review by Hindustan Times
The fight against war starts when Bharat Singh Bisht (Sohail Khan) doesn’t return from a war, and Laxman takes the onus on him to bring his brother back. It’s a roller-coaster journey that introduces him to difficulties of mammoth sizes. Salman’s man-child act is slightly over the top, but his fans will like it.
Tubelight Review by Deccan Chronicles
Writing a review for a Salman Khan film is a sheer waste of time. He is worshiped by zillions of his fans across the globe who are certainly ignorant towards criticism. Overall, Tubelight is a major disappointment. It is unlike any Kabir Khan film, and not in a good way. Watch Tubelight since you have no other film to watch over this long weekend as Salman has managed to block 4000 screens for his film.
Tubelight Review by KoiMoi
Salman puts up a nice performance but this is surely not one of his best. This Tubelight flickers; fails to shine brightly. The film fails to leave an impact. Surely, a little more was expected from the actor-director duo who has delivered a film like Bajrangi Bhaijaan in the past! 2 stars for this.
Tubelight Review by Taran Adarsh
On the whole, TUBELIGHT come across as a colossal disappointment as it fails to engross the audiences due to its wafer thin plot. At the Box-Office, the movie will take a jumpstart due to Salman Khan’s star power and accelerate over the weekend and the extended weekend [due to the Eid festivities], post which, the business will see a sizeable drop.