One of Salman Khan’s brightest act but sadly in a film with Tubelight-type script
Admit it or not, the trailers suggested that. Even the buzz suggested that. But we weren’t ready to believe it yet because of Kabir Khan – Salman Khan combo.
This is still unbelievable to us, but it’s true, the film is what the trailers pointed out too: not so good.
The culprit is the script.
But we decided to look just at Salman, because it’s his irreproachable never-seen-before act that makes this Tubelight shine bright.
Watch it If you like -
You have to watch this film for Salman Khan and just Salman Khan’s act, he is unbelievable…Plus there is Matin’s cuteness and the location’s beauty
But Beware of -
The biggest and the only problem that makes this film like its title is: a few line story with no script at all…
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Written and directed by Kabir Khan, the film is produced by Salman Khan and Kabir Khan is set in the 1962 Sino-Indian War, and this backdrop is what gives the film a different look because else the script is common in many aspects.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
Screenplay by Kabir Khan, Parveez Shaika and Manurishi Chadha (dialogues) is an unprogressive stretch of 136 minutes with good message but a weak plot.
The bond between Sohail and Salman works, of course because of they are real life brothers too. Matin’s cuteness and mesmerizing location work too. What doesn’t work is the film trying to force emotions onto us, at times with music, at times with dialogues. But nothing works.
The film is all about Salman, and Sultan Bhaijaan was exceptional in the film. Only if the script did justice to his act. To be more emphatic, there is no script. It can be narrated in few lines, it doesn’t grow (and one keeps expecting it to), it is stretched so much that it doesn’t end. The long wait for the climax makes one hopeful that may be something is coming up, but alas nothing comes up, the script remains the same throughout, a tubelight.
A tubelight would still light up after few seconds, but this film wouldn’t. See what a script does to a film with big banner, big team, outstanding locations and convincingly beautiful sets.
In nutshell, the film is a repetitive sequence of scenes and dialogues.
There is hope in his eyes, innocence in his smile and honesty in his tears, this film presents us the cutest version of Salman Khan. He is just amazingly unbelievable, unthinkable and unimaginable. One of his brightest performance in a film, Bhaijaan steals all the thunder. ‘Dabbang’ becomes delicate and is more ‘Wanted’.
Sohail Khan as Bharat Singh Bisht is okayish, his role isn’t cooked up. His chem with big brother is obviously convincingly natural.
Matin Rey Tangu is cuter than cutest. Zhu Zhu is a charmer. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub is good in his act and role, very effortless. Late Om Puri ji is as always effectual.
Yashpal Sharma makes their presence felt. Shah Rukh Khan in a cameo appearance (not a secret) wasn’t required as per script, oops as per the one-small-paragraph-plot.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
Songs are very okayish, only Radio is a bit different, hummable and danceable.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
The film’s title should have been yakeen (faith).
But then we would have lost the opportunity to compare it with a tubelight. If you are a Salman fan, just run watch this. If you get easily convinced by forced emotional drama, you can walk up to this film. If nothing, switch off your lights, sleep and skip tubelight this long weekend.