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!