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Tubelight: Not worth switching on

A few enjoyable doses of humour do little to prevent Tubelight from becoming a drawn-out affair

Ranjita Ganesan 

It is possible to sleep with the Tubelight on. The latest in a series of collaborations between superstar Salman Khan and filmmaker Kabir Khan is repetitive, preachy, and unforgivably insubstantial. While the film is set mostly in the India-China war of 1962, its plot is as simplistic as its characters. Fortunately, at 136 minutes, it is shorter than expected.   Salman plays Lakshman Singh Bisht, a man-child nicknamed “tubelight” for his slow uptake. The only one who believes in him is little brother and protector Bharat (Sohail Khan). Together, they grow up cheerfully in ...

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First Published: Sat, June 24 2017. 02:40 IST
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