Quick Tubelight Speculation Post

Thanks to Salman’s Being Salman app, my phone has been going “boop-boop” and alerting me every time he puts out a new Tubelight image.  I keep waiting for a teaser or something more than just a poster, but that doesn’t seem like it is happening any time soon, so I will work with the poster.

Really, my speculation comes less from the poster and more from the wording of the tweet from Taran Adarsh about the poster:

 

We also already know that it is a period piece about the 1962 war.  And that Sohail is in it, playing Salman’s brother.  And that there is a Chinese actress playing the heroine.  And from the title and now the poster image, we know that Salman is playing a kind of simple guy, who is not a soldier.  And Taran says it is about a “man’s unshakable believe in himself and love for his family”.

So, I’m thinking Sohail goes missing in action, or is captured, and Salman, the simple brother who stayed home, goes into the war zone to find him.  And ends up succeeding through his good heart and humanity, making friends wherever he goes, even among the “enemy”.  Essentially Bajrangi Bhaijaan redux, which is a-okay with me, I love Bajrangi Bhaijaan!

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13 thoughts on “Quick Tubelight Speculation Post

  1. So far I agree with your speculation (I won’t be reading future one 🙂 ). But one correction is that it is not “about” the 1962 war. According to Kabir Khan in his latest interviews, the war forms a “background” to the story, but the film isn’t about the war nor does it take place during the war.

    Also, to fuel your speculation, there were working stills with Salman and a Chinese/Northeast looking little boy. Boy at this point it sounds too much like BB! I don’t think Kabir would go for that, though.

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    • If the film doesn’t even take place during the war, that really sounds like Sohail is missing or lost in action and Salman has to travel to the Chinese/Indian border. Or, and this is just a total random guess, what if Sohail married a Chinese lady during the war and Salman is traveling to bring her and her child back to India?

      On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 7:43 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. It does look like Bajrangi Bhaijaan redux. I liked that one, too, so I will definitely watch this one with an open mind. And I do think Kabir Khan is a really interesting director. I really hope that Salman doesn’t stay in this groove for too long though. It’s time he challenged himself with a serious negative role in a gritty thriller or something. When I think of Salman lately (and I don’t think of him that often!), that image of him in Sultan looking at himself in the mirror and recognizing how old and tired he is just guts me.

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      • I get why that’s his thing and I guess he’s just chosen to play the negative role in real life?
        Sorry, couldn’t resist…I know he’s a reformed man, just Being Human now;) So maybe he can meet me half way and play a serious, positive role where he doesn’t have to be a simpleton or balance his badassery with a juvenile goofiness. I really liked him in Sultan and wish he could work in that zone more.

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        • I would love to see him return to the damaged social outcast who is trying to do the right thing roles like he had super early in his career (Love, Baaghi). I could see him being brilliant in the sort of Sanjay Dutt kind of roles, something like a wrongfully accused murderer released from jail after 20 years, trying to find his place in the world. He almost did something like that in Ek Tha Tiger, one of my favorite concepts from that film was the idea that Salman had spent so long fighting dark people in dark place, he had forgotten how to live a normal life. But they kind of didn’t hit that very hard, just shifted to a lighter romance kind of plot really quickly.

          On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 9:11 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • Yes, Ek Tha Tiger could have gone in that direction and didn’t. Salman relies so much on the playfulness and goofiness in the lighter parts of the script that it skews silly and that could have been a much more nuanced serious character while still keeping the fun of the romance and the action. Maybe the next one will be more like that!

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  3. Why is Sohail in Tubelight?!? I know he likes to give his brothers work but why can’t he put htme in action movies like Tiger Zinda Hai instead of Kabir Khan’s films.

    By the way, there are a lot more ads on your site than before. I guess it’s just a result of increasing traffic…

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    • I’m going to make that same assumption, that more ads mean my site is doing well. And try not to be irritated by them.

      On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 8:13 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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    • Oh, but I am definitely irritated by Sohail in Tubelight! Although we don’t know yet how it will turn out. If it is really more of a cameo type thing, then maybe they just put him in so the audience could immediately buy the brother relationship. Like, with a different actor after only one 5 minute scene together, we might not be able to really believe that they loved each other and all that, but with Sohail, we can bring in some real world baggage to make it more believable.

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      • Yeah, I hope it’s not a large role for Sohail. He’s not that good of an actor and he was really annoying when I saw him in Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya. I also have a hard time believing that Kabir Khan would give a major character to Sohail.

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