Director: Kabir Khan
Cast: Salman Khan as Laxman Singh Bisht a.k.a. Tubelight, Sohail Khan as Bharat Singh Bisht, Om Puri as Banne Chacha
Tubelight is an adaptation of an American movie Little Boy and is directed by Bajrangi Bhaijaan director Kabir Khan. The film stars Salman Khan and Sohail Khan as brothers and Chinese actors Zhu Zhu and Matin Rey Tangu in the supporting roles. It also marks the last appearance of Om Puri on the big screen, who passed away soon after the shooting of the film wrapped up. Shahrukh Khan also appears in a brief cameo in the film.
It is a story of two brothers that set back in 1962 during the Sino-Indian war. The younger brother, Bharat is at war and the elder brother Laksham Singh Bisht a.k.a Tubelight teaches the villagers that 'faith can move mountains'. Following the wisdom of Gandhi, Laxman befriends a Chinese woman, Le Leing, and boy, Gu Won, despite all the odds against him. As the war intensifies, news comes of Bharat being killed in the war. Grievsicken Laxman is consoled by the Leing and Gu. Later they learn that Bharat is alive but has lost his memory. The story is of war, brotherly love and reunion and has been shot in Ladakh and parts of Himachal Pradesh.
The emotional entertainer Tubelight received mixed and positive responses from the critics. Being made on a budget of 135 crores, Tubelight earned 211.14 crores at the box office. Calling it a Salman Khan movie, few critics said that only Bhai's fans will like this movie. However, the movie suffered a huge loss of 85 crores but Salman refunded 40% of the loss to the affected people.