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Tubelight is a movie starring Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, and Om Puri. A story of two brothers set during the Sino-Indian war, 1962: the younger one who's at war at the borders and the elder who's at war with his own world.

Running Time
2 hours 16 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama, War
Director
Kabir Khan
Writer
Parveez Sheikh, Manu Rishi Chadha, Kabir Khan
Actors
Salman Khan, Om Puri, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Sohail Khan
Country
India
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In a small picturesque town in North India, Laxman (Salman Khan) lives with his younger brother Bharat (Sohail Khan). The two have no other family and are inseparable. Laxman's world comes crashing down, when war breaks out and Bharat gets drafted into the Army. A helpless Bharat leaves a devastated Laxman behind. News from the border only worsens, as the tension continues to escalate. Seeing the carnage around him and worried for his brother, Laxman decides he must stop this conflict and get his brother back.

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Charles Jenkins

In the end, Naseeruddin Shah's acclaimed debut movies just haven't been strong enough to go toe-to-toe with their rivals. 'Nayak' and 'Nayak 2' have won awards but 'Akhbaar' and 'Shuddh Desh' have struggled to reach a wider audience. A commercial success by all means, 'Akhbaar' is a work of art and an underdog story, for sure. The film revolves around three successive stages of a revolutionary group's march from Pakistan to India. The plot is mind-blowing. Every time I hear an announcement that one of the terrorists has been arrested, the music fills the audience with goosebumps. At times it looks like the entire movie is a huge jigsaw puzzle of a person's life and journey from one stage to another. The songs and the dances are absolutely amazing. There is no one who can't be touched by them. In the middle of a movie like this, everything is pretty subdued. I have to admit that 'Akhbaar' was quite slow. And to be fair, the film is not totally dependent on it's pace. The slow pace of this movie makes the transition of the story at the end to the third one more believable. The second half of the movie is very unique and funny. With the use of modern technology and computer generated images, the film captures the audience's attention very well. It is just the first half of the movie, but it is a must watch for any fans of any Naseeruddin Shah's works.

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James

The movie's good, its not as good as the first one but it's good.

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Kimberly G.

This movie is a mess of a movie with bad and completely senseless lines, the movie is also predictable. This movie is not really about Nazism but is about a village and its people living in that village. This movie has no plot or story at all. This movie has a hero and a bad guy and an anti hero that loves the anti hero, they live in the same village and have the same love for each other. This is not really a movie. The movie is meant to entertain you. You can't really see the movie through. The makers of the movie didn't have any creative aspect in the movie. They had a script but they just threw everything they could into it and they failed. You can see why they made this movie because of bad scripts and bad acting. The movie could've been good if it was not a mess. This movie is a mess of a movie. I mean if you want to see a movie about Nazism that you should see, watch Rambo 2.

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Angela B.

I have just finished watching this movie.The first half was so much different from the first movie. Then when the movies really started, everything gets predictable and boring. There were some scenes, which could have been more captivating if it wasn't the typical scenes we have seen in the previous movies. Like the way Khanate P.S is being executed. Or, like the way they show that the North East Army was already involved with the Taliban. And how they showed the torture scene was totally contrived and unrealistic. The movie could have been better. But, it was enjoyable all the way. I recommend the movie, because it was so entertaining, and it doesn't have any boring scenes.

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Rebecca

I don't know who to blame for the awful script. Maybe the director. Maybe the script was horribly written. But I can't really blame the actors either. I know I'm not a great actor. But I really felt that they failed to deliver a performance that would be considered mediocre. This is one of the few films I've seen in which I felt the cinematography didn't do anything for me. But that's just my opinion. If you want a very artistic film then definitely go for it. I would say the best thing about this film is the cinematography. The problem with it is the script. It's very slow and repetitive. I think the focus was too much on the visuals and not enough on the acting.

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Frank Harris

Madras, 1942. Army Lieutenant Captain Muzaffer Ali (Aamir Khan) awakes to see his wife being hanged. He tries to help her in his last hours but he cannot do anything due to a lack of force in the army. He decides to start a hunger strike, and soon makes a temporary ban on food and water, to protest against the injustices and oppression against the Muslim community. The one man in the army, Aurangzeb Khan (Pankaj Tripathi), tries to help him, but it gets out of control, resulting in a complete turn of events. Madras would have been even better if the characters had been given more depth. Director Vijay Kaushik is usually known for the hit Kahaani, but he manages to make his mark with this movie. The overall feel of the movie is that of a well-told story, with characters that come and go like shadows. Though, with the increase in length, the movie starts to drag and become predictable at times. The dialogs are very well put together and will keep the audience engaged and interested. The songs are interesting and are the movie's highlight. The movie's rating is not very high, but if the audience is looking for some real drama and suspense, they would definitely enjoy this movie. With an A grade, the movie's Bibliography and Concept has been over-looked, though, with a great concept, it could have been a good flick.

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Willie Moore

The movie was a must watch for us old timers to reminisce about the past, about the wars, the slogging, the privations of war. Some scenes were amusing. The movie is really touching. A strong message is brought out from it. It is not only a movie but a living nightmare. Our childhood heroes from our youth is all the same, all share the same fate. It is a tad boring sometimes but it is a must watch for the latest generation, like the younger generation who lost their parent's and don't know who they are. This is a movie that shows us all who do not want to change the past. Life is not easy and we do not want to change it. This movie gives us an impression of the reality of war and it is very touching. Overall this movie is a must watch. Just do not miss it. My Rating : 7/10

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Keith

Historically speaking, the Bollywood movie industry is not the place where you would have expected Bollywood to go for the majority of its history. However, the switch of the market for Bollywood in the last decade has given the Bollywood industry a jolt. Bollywood is known for its non-fiction films and still they are far better than what the Western market gives them. Most people expect Bollywood to be mainstream Hollywood. I feel Bollywood can definitely surpass that expectation but, until now, Bollywood had failed to live up to its potential. This movie is the second in the Dabangg trilogy and not surprisingly, it has no relevance to the Bollywood tradition. The story is nothing new. Boy meets girl, falls in love with her and waits for her to tell her parents. There is no major difference between the story in this movie and the second one. However, what I really liked about this movie was the realism of the script. There was no lack of imagination shown in the script. The script of the movie was full of details to make the script interesting and quite believable. For example, the script includes when it shows a scene where a girl is showing a video of her engagement with a boy and later the story shows her getting married and the family going out of the house and the scene where the girl was still looking at the video. All of these scenes were really well detailed and very real. It is a pity that most of the movie is a TV drama and not a movie. However, the title of the movie is "Ek Ka Ghar Ka" and it would be best if a movie like this were produced. If the title of the movie was "King of Dreams" or "Something We Can't Say". As far as acting is concerned, Sanjay Dutt and Aamir Khan have the best in this movie. However, I felt that Sanjay Dutt's character was a bit inconsistent. His character's actions seemed to be not consistent from one scene to another. However, Aamir Khan's character's actions seem more consistent and convincing. If he acts like he's a great actor, I'm sure he can perform better than this. Another problem I had with this movie was that the storyline is not logical. There are numerous inconsistencies in the storyline and therefore, the storyline becomes complex. All of a sudden, after Sanjay Dutt and Aamir Khan's character's emotional scenes, the film jumps to another plot in which we are told that something is happening in the Pakistani army's land and Sanjay Dutt has a conversation with a person in the army. I don't know why. After that, the movie switches back to the first part where the boy meets Sanjay Dutt. I feel that the last part of the movie needs a little more development. However, the movie is still an excellent movie. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone. If you like the Bollywood movies, you should check out this movie. If you have never seen any Bollywood movie, you should definitely watch this movie.<|endof

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Joe

This film is as much about War and its effect on children as it is on their parents. Its story was probably written in one go but its impact is as long lasting as the original draft of the book. The impression I got from it was that it is an account of the plight of children in WWI and how they cope with the rough and violent events of the war. The scene I liked the most is when the father recounts the story of the man who kept the child in his shop as a little boy. It is a surprisingly emotional and poignant scene as the father speaks in tears of his gratitude for the man who made him a better father. It is one of the most emotional moments in the film and this is what makes the film so powerful. Its most effective message is that war is not an easy thing to deal with and that children suffer from this in the same way as adults. It also shows how young children are affected by these events. The cast in this film are great and the actors all give outstanding performances. Surprisingly for a children's film, the children are portrayed as likable, especially when compared to the adults. The children in this film were just like real children and that is one of the reasons why this film is so powerful. This is the first film of Arunoday Kulkarni to be nominated for a kudos, as well as a few other awards. The film is a reminder of the tragedy that has happened in WWI but this is not the sole reason for its success. As stated earlier, it is mainly a story of the impact of war on children.

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Catherine

Some movie reviews are useless, but this one is. I found it a complete and true reflection of the Indian Society in the 1980s and especially the Bengali society, just in the last 25 years. I never liked Bengali movies, but "Tubelight" and "Lahore" were two of the best. The hero of the movie, Saroo Brierley, a very traditional Bengali youth, is really the embodiment of the archaic style of Indian cinema. At first sight, he is the typical noble and extremely rigid Bengali hero. But after the evil intentions of some police officers are proved, his character change a bit, and he slowly becomes a very good boy. This also happens with the members of the family. Everyone is "heroic" until the last minute. It is like a painting, in which the last detail is most important. And every character, at first sight, is of the "classical" type. But gradually, they start to evolve into characters with different characteristics, until the last minute. The different roles of the police officers, the wives of the village brothers, the strict local political leaders, the businessmen, the Kolkata educated ladies, even the bouncers of the local bars; all are mixed in this epic movie. When you think about it, "Tubelight" is one of the best movies ever made, for the Indian Cinema, for Bollywood, and for everyone who cares for human values.

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Ronald B.

Tubelight is a movie with a good story and a well executed storyline. But the execution of this movie left a lot to be desired. The movie ends with a cliffhanger that doesn't add anything to the story. The movie doesn't have an end as an end was given to the last scene that the movie was shot. The only thing that made me want to watch this movie was the portrayal of a war and how the students would die in order to survive. But the acting of the cast was as expected. This movie would have been an okay movie if it had a better execution and not the slow and uninspired first half. This movie is a must watch for anybody who is a war buff or wants to watch a good movie.

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Christine Rodriguez

This is an excellent movie but the acting was underwhelming. The characters in this movie are not well written. The characters were all over the place and inconsistent, I know there was going to be a plot twist at the end but I was confused and in awe of the final scene. The movie is very different from the book. A lot of the characters seemed to have no explanation of their actions, I mean they all acted in a completely different way and without any explanation of their motivations. I do not see any reason to see this movie.

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Teresa P.

The movie has only one plot. Cops from Allahabad hunt down a "killer of minorities" for a terrorist attack on a train in the town of Allahabad. A famous poet, his wife, his sister and her lover are the only ones who suspect the killer, Sathish Prasad (Sanjay Dutt). In the beginning, everyone is ready to believe that the killer is a Sikh. The comedy helps the viewer understand the seriousness of the situation. The movie doesn't have many dramatic parts but it is still a good watch. There are few humorous parts in the film. Sanjay Dutt and Akshay Kumar are good in their roles. Some of the scenes in the movie are inspirational. Music is really good. The music of the movie is so well composed. Sanjay Dutt and Akshay Kumar give a good performance.

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Janice A.

Gautam, an orphan and writer, is a painter and he works with his brother in the circus. They are getting bored with their work and decide to take a bus to Rajasthan and head for Andhri. But they fall for a rich girl and are being abused by the boss. Then they end up in Jaipur where the film ends. You know, the film is set in Jaipur but it's not only the people that make it a story. The city is filled with art, beautiful but also sad places, still important things, people and yes, the circus that you may not know about, but it's there, it's alive and it's inspiring, it's hard to forget. The director does a great job, it's clear from the start that it's all done with the love of a heart. Even though it's a tragedy, it's also a story about the love of a people. But as is, it also has a great message and showing how important these people are, how it's all about tolerance. You might not like this film, but in a time of great art the story of people against a corrupt system, will stay with you forever. The real story of war is still going on and at the same time, it's time for peace.

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Kevin Y.

In many ways, this movie depicts how the notion of caste system has a lot of impact on how the society reacts to those who would challenge the system. Most of the actors were good, while Kajol did a good job in her role. The movie is a family drama as well. While it may be a good one, it does not hold it's own as the other films that have been made on this topic. It also had a different view that made it unique. The script could have been better, but the story and acting were good. In many ways, this film could be compared with Lord of the Rings, but this is not a weak point as the movie is full of action and has its characters in a sense of their human nature. Overall, it's a good movie and I hope more movies like this are made on this topic.

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Raymond

Bollywood churns out tributes to the Indian National Army by the hilt. A lot of these are works of fiction, some of which have to do with true stories. This one here, the fake ones are, and for that, the film and the studio suffer for it. Director Ardhanush was great as usual, with the violence being matched by some of the grittiness of the violence in the earlier series. Rajat Kapoor is amazing as usual in a 'weird' role. The rest of the cast are all OK. Some of the music was very typical of Hindi cinema, but it was all in good taste. The villain and the hero do some great feats of acrobatics, though I really wish there had been more of the second one. Overall, a good movie to pass the time if you have nothing better to do. The music at times was very excellent, especially those of the "Aatastuti" song, though it was played a few times too quickly, with music scores being played off each other rather than the "Ayyy.iyy" sort of tempo. This one has also been given the status of a classic, even though it's a whole lot of the same stuff from earlier films. But if you are into an Indian movie that won't bore you to death, this one's for you.

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Christine H.

Director RKSingh's debut feature 'Pale Rider' has been a surprise hit. At times, the movie is just okay, and is at other times, the film is so stunning. The film is not just a political thriller, but also a strong tale of moral duty.The story revolves around Gautam Das, an Indian soldier who is on a break from service when he learns that his family has been killed. He travels back to his village in Bihar, and finds out that the village has been attacked and people are being slaughtered by police forces. When he hears about a massacre, he goes to the village with the help of a local politician, who is also an Indian. The village panchayat leaders decide to stand up to the police forces, and start killing off the police officers and robbers. In the middle of this, Gautam Das is betrayed by his own friends and is forced to return to his village. The villagers decide to stand up to the police forces and send them to jail. The villagers go to the police station, and deliver a letter to the police chief. It is said that the letter is written by the President of India, Narendra Modi. The villagers believe that Modi is the prime minister of India. The film is a very powerful drama. The films main themes are morality, leadership, faith and duty. It also has the political issues of casteism, racism, and forced marriage. This is the first Hindi movie to do a story based on real events. This is the first story of Modi being a politician, and his role in the previous Indian government. The character Gautam Das is outstanding, and has tremendous impact on the audience. The scene when he delivers the letter to the police chief is so powerful. RKSingh's previous films are all well. 'Saw' and 'Pink' were spectacular. He is a very talented director. In 'Pale Rider', he succeeds in bringing us a great story and a strong and epic lead performance by RKSingh. But, he could have done much better. On the other hand, RKSingh should be praised for the screenplay. The story is strong and really moving. The most touching scenes are when RKSingh is in the village talking to the village leaders and giving them a show of honour. The screenplay also makes use of the local language. It is not the everyday Hindi spoken by the villagers. There are very strong scenes of Hindi in the film. I really like the screenplay. It is superbly written. RKSingh should also be praised for the direction. His direction is very good. The direction is very natural and very impressive. He is the first director to use slow motion shots and slow motion camera shots in a Hindi movie. The slow motion scenes are very well done. RKSingh is a very talented director. The director also had an outstanding previous film with 'Puliyod', which was excellent. This is the first Hindi film of RKSingh to be well directed. The music is very good. There is not a

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Bobby Cook

It's a crazy film, with some superb songs, a fast pace, and some skillful directing. The story is one of many that is shot in black and white, and it is a fairly subdued story of loyalty and self-sacrifice. This is an extremely powerful film. But it is far from perfect. I did not care for the person in the lead, who was so emotionally distant and didn't appear to be coping with his grief. It was so over-the-top that it is hard to sympathize with him. He, and the man who played his brother, looked fake. I also wanted to like the guy who played his father more, but he was a bore. He seemed to be one more mouthpiece for his son and there was a big, dark hole in his character. So, that being said, this is not a bad film. The singing of "Duplicate" is beautiful and uplifting, the movie's pace is fast and fairly methodical, and it's visual feel is highly reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman. However, I felt the movie was all over the place. There were parts that were pointless, and parts that were completely rushed and superfluous. The musical numbers where also overdone, and the film itself was at times over-long and excessively sentimental. I didn't care for either of the leads. Even though they did great with the material given them, their roles were so full of emotion that it didn't really feel like they were doing anything but acting. And the ending was a bit out of place. But, if you're into period dramas, then this one is for you.

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Michael B.

That was the last time I laughed in a movie theater. The script was so ridiculous. I can't remember a single line that made sense in this movie. Several characters were developed very slowly. The story itself was very hard to follow. The dialogs were one-dimensional and very childish. The only saving grace is the special effects. Most of the sequences were so plain and poor. The trailers and previews didn't help this movie at all. It looks like a 2-hour 'Footloose' episode. This movie has nothing to do with politics and religion. It is not about that either. You can either like it or hate it. But if you have a mind of your own, don't miss this movie. The people who would like it will tell you that it's bad, but they are wrong.

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Michelle Walters

Remember that TV Channel which aired series like as I mentioned it the last few years? Well this show is similar to that channel in the sense that it is a lot of story which are told from the point of view of a Muslim, it shows that Muslims are on the point of suicide attacks and their reaction to it in reality is different, it is not about an aim to destroy this film making industry. One of the Muslim actors which is part of the cast in the film is Kamal Hassan, he is on the point of where the story goes. It shows how Muslim do not want to talk about the biggest news which is in the midst of India in the wake of terrorism and the reaction it produces in the country. The story is told of two brothers, he is a Muslims, he likes to read, he is in charge of his brother, he is a doctor. The day he goes to school, he is attacked by a Muslim who is not that helpful to him in every sense. He is attacked by the Muslim man, his brother refuses to help him and he dies. His brother then marries a Hindu girl and he is the man who accepts the marriage. Next day his brother says that the man will go to jail for a year and will have to leave his family. Kamal Hassan said the same thing in the film. The following day, a Muslim student whom Kamal Hassan had killed in the first day of the film went to a mosque in which he was to attack a Jewish man who had a reputation of being a terrorist. Kamal Hassan had said that he does not like to have the same status of a terrorist for Muslims and no one is a terrorist for them. Kamal Hassan did not show all these scenes as I suggested, it is the only part that I understood in this film. One of the soldiers who was part of the gang was not Muslim but he did not show what was his opinion about the suicide attacks. The other soldier who had joined the gang as a soldier and was with Kamal Hassan was one who had an open discussion with him about the suicide attacks. What I found interesting was the response of the younger brother, he was an imam and he was more of the like of Kamal Hassan, he didn't approve of suicide attacks, he was very much against suicide attacks, but he wanted to be part of the gang and that was how he got involved in the gang and the rest was his brother and Kamal Hassan. I must add that in the film it does not say that this is just a Muslim film, it is an Indian film and it shows that the same kind of situation and reaction occur in India, where religious intolerance is a problem.

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Mark S.

Aamir Khan has done it again. This time he has lost all the of the screen-shades and well. only the charisma! Ranbir has gone through a good process in the film, which has seen him has been into better direction. The performances were spectacular and Raja's performance has been great as well. When is he going to have a change in character? Shabana Azmi and others have been good, Ranbir had given a fine performance in the beginning of the film, in which he has shown his emotional and his fighting. But, he did not do well for the latter half of the film. Shabana has been very good. Ranbir had given a excellent performance, but that was not good enough for the latter half. In the end, you would not like to watch this film! It is not a must watch film and you can make other plans.

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Zachary

I wanted to watch this film only because it has performed extremely well in the box office. But with good reviews on board, I expected a lot more than what I was left with. This is a well made movie. The script is well written. This is a highly intelligent film and, if you don't like it, don't watch it. The plot of the film is not bad at all, but some parts seemed unoriginal and were greatly underused. The character's and acting is fine and it does the best it can with what it has. The end is very good. A few flaws here and there, but the plot works really well. Just a little bit more effort could have been put in to make the ending a bit more original. That part was a little below par, but that part is not really a problem. The acting is decent, the directing is good. I gave this movie a 7 because it's well worth watching and an eye-opener, but it can be a bit overrated. If you like films like this one, then this is definitely for you. If not, then I suggest you stay away.

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Melissa B.

I saw the movie in theatre with my parents and 2 other teens from a local church. This movie was surprisingly good. The movie was a lot different from the book and a lot better than expected. I have enjoyed the movie before and I did not expect it to be so good, so I definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a different movie to watch.

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Willie

With the backdrop of the Kashmir crisis, a group of 10-year-old girls are used to dress in soiled clothes to attend schools. At the beginning of the story, Nasseri, a school principal, sends for the heads of each family in the area, and tells them that a programme for girls is being put on at his school. So the sisters make their way to the school with the help of a police officer and a boy who happens to be the head of the father of the family, and meets the headmaster, Shabir (Javed Jaffery). At the school, girls are made to attend a school for boys and girls are made to attend a school for girls. During the visit, Shabir asks Nasseri to speak with his sister about her family. Nasseri also starts a relationship with a boy who is the headmaster of the school. The police officer begins to play a role in Nasseri's life. The police officer is called Shabir's son, and when Shabir's family learns of the arrests, they break into his house, looking for his son. Meanwhile, in the village, Nasseri meets a boy who is a fireman. He is accused of murder and gives a false confession. The police officer is sent to take his case. Meanwhile, Nasseri and Shabir have a fling. "Chos se koi bhi rehna" is the title of the movie. This is a movie that could have been very interesting, but it ends up as a typical so-called Pakistani movie. The first half is very interesting, but that changes when the second half takes place. The second half is like the whole first half. It is a typical Pakistani movie. There is no real plot or much story. The majority of the movie is boring. The only good things are the music, and the first half of the movie, although it is very good.