I was not sure if I was keen on seeing the movie only because the trailers hadn't stuck a chord with me.
And also that my husband being a Salman Khan hard core fan, wasn't much happy either. It was just something that was missing, in exciting what a Salman movie does. Also for you to know my family is equally divided into Salman and Shahrukh fans, Aamir even!
I on the other hand am about performance and script worth. Boring I know but I like to bring something back when i watch a movie or read a book.
Director- As a writer I understand the pressure of developing and delivering a story in a time limit, especially in time for eid. I understand how hard it is to better something that has given you name and fame previously. What I don't understand is why and how mistakes are made with the kind of stature the director Kabir Khan has. Did he not check what he was making or was he so obsessed about his success over Bajrangi Bhaijaan that he was unaware of the flaws Tubelight had!
When you make brilliant movies like a Kabul Express, New York, BB making horrible movies like Phantom and Tubelight are unacceptable and unwanted!
Script - I failed to understand the purpose of the movie. I literally did! Taking attention out of the overly emphasized pakistan problems and throwing upon china! Or was it a love story that was to on the go? Was is about magic being created but a half bended knee stance?
Cast - You have Salman Khan on board, of course you want to experiment with his talent but not in something that doesn't suit him. One has to understand what he is capable of, instead of throwing things at him that doesn't do him justice. Just because SRK does a My Name is Khan doesn't mean Salman needs to do something similar to prove his talent. These are legendary actors not some names trying to make a mark in bollywood!
Om Puri, was completely wasted just like Zhu Zhu and the rest of cast.
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub please understand overacting can be a crime. Phantom and now Tubelight! Two much eh?
Sohail Khan should really not act in movies, this is not for you. Although you make great home videos with your brothers!
I can't be more harsh than I have been but after watching a movie like Tubelight i am truly allowed to view my opinions.
Final verdict - A epic failure!
Please save yourself the horror.
I hope for a better movie in Tiger Zinda Hai!
You can love me! You can hate me!
But words are going to make way!