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Tubelight movie review LIVE: You'll miss Salman Khan's comic timing in this emotional film

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Tubelight movie review LIVE: You'll miss Salman Khan's comic timing in this emotional film

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10:27 (ist)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Initial box office reports for Tubelight's opening day in UAE are in

The first box office reports for Tubelight from the UAE, where it released on Thursday, 22 June, and as a Forbes article puts it: they're 'positively glowing'. 

Tubelight's Day One box office collection in the UAE s estimated to be around Rs 6.6 crore. It is projected to earn around Rs 20 crore there within the next three days. 

If it does meet the projected three-day earnings, Tubelight would fall just a little short of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion's box office collections for the same duration, from April 2017. 

09:50 (ist)

Here's a quick look at the numbers Tubelight, and Salman, will be hoping to match. Will its strategic four-day opening weekend (taking into account the public holiday for Eid on Monday, 26 June) help it achieve them?

Highest-ever opening day collection for an Indian film: Rs 100 crore for Baahubali 2.
Highest-ever opening day collection for a Hindi film: Rs 44 crore for Happy New Year.
Salman's highest-ever opening day collection: Rs 40.35 crore for Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo.

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Highest domestic collection for a Hindi-language film: Rs 387+ crore for Dangal (Hindi dubbed film: Rs 501 crore for Baahubali 2)
Highest domestic collection for a Salman film: Rs 320.48 crore for Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

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Highest overseas collection for a Hindi/Indian film: Rs 1,441 crore for Dangal.
Highest overseas collection for a Salman film: Rs 193+ crore for Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

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Highest overall collections for a Hindi/Indian film: Rs 1,930 crore for Dangal.
Highest overall collections for a Salman film: Rs 626 core for Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

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Overall box office collections of last five Salman Khan releases:
1. Sultan (2016): Rs 584 crore; 2. Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo (2015): Rs 432 crore; 3. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015): Rs 626 crore; 4. Kick (2014): Rs 352 crore; 5. Jai Ho (2014): 
Rs 200 crore (approximate).

LIVE NEWS and UPDATES

June 23, 2017 - 13:33 (IST)

Here's a quick lowdown on the ground we've covered so far in this live blog on Tubelight's first day in theatres: 

1. Salman Khan seems to have made a genuine effort to put in as authentic a portrayal as possible in this film. Does Kabir Khan bring out the best in Salman? The answer is, yes. 

2. The performances by Zhu Zhu and Matin Re Tangu are among the best parts of this film. Sohail Khan and Shah Rukh Khan shine in their cameos as well. 

3. The UAE box office collections are in, and Tubelight's got a day one tally of Rs 6.6 crore. 

4. The Pakistan release for Tubelight is still uncertain. No date has been announced yet. 

5. Twitter thus far seems divided about the film. Some have hailed it as a career best for Salman. Others feel this is a movie that occupies an 'in-between' space that will appeal to neither the single-screen audiences, nor the multiplex crowd. 

 

June 23, 2017 - 10:27 (IST)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Initial box office reports for Tubelight's opening day in UAE are in

The first box office reports for Tubelight from the UAE, where it released on Thursday, 22 June, and as a Forbes article puts it: they're 'positively glowing'. 

Tubelight's Day One box office collection in the UAE s estimated to be around Rs 6.6 crore. It is projected to earn around Rs 20 crore there within the next three days. 

If it does meet the projected three-day earnings, Tubelight would fall just a little short of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion's box office collections for the same duration, from April 2017. 

June 23, 2017 - 09:45 (IST)

For those who are just joining us, and missed our LIVE review of Tubelight yesterday, here's a quick recap. 

Tubelight is the story of Laxman (Salman Khan) and Bharat (Sohail Khan). 

[One wonders if there is a reference to the Ramayana here — Salman's character is definitely a 'Lakshman' in his devotion to his brother.]

They're orphans who've only had each other to rely on, ever since the death of their parents. 

They survive all the vagaries of the world together — until a war comes calling. 

As the battle between India and China boils over at the border in 1962, Bharat enlists in the Army, and sets off for the battlefront. 

When he goes missing, Laxman must set off to find his brother. 

Tubelight has a cameo by Shah Rukh Khan, and also stars Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and child artiste Matin Ray Tangu. 

June 23, 2017 - 15:12 (IST)

Early reports coming in for Tubelight. 

June 23, 2017 - 15:04 (IST)

Lot of Salman Khans making the critics' job quite redundant. 

June 23, 2017 - 14:58 (IST)

However, there seems to be a lot of disappointment within Salman fans too about the film. 

Could it be because he hasn't played a typical macho, heroic character in the film?

June 23, 2017 - 14:47 (IST)

Lots of updates coming in of afternoon shows being houseful.

 

June 23, 2017 - 14:43 (IST)

Here's what Twitterati is saying about the film 

June 23, 2017 - 14:38 (IST)

Watch LIVE reactions from Gaiety Galaxy in Bandra east!

June 23, 2017 - 14:18 (IST)
The mood here at Gaiety Galaxy during the second show of Salman Khan's Tubelight is somewhat mixed. 
 
Hoots and claps greet the scene where Shah Rukh and Salman Khan share the frame. 
 
While most of the audience watched keenly, the first walk-out took place about 45 minutes into Tubelight's run-time. As the family moved out of the theatre, I heard the lady saying some not-so-good things about the film. 
 
A disappointed set of people stand in the corridors of Gaiety Galaxy and there are already some comments about how the film will not cross the 1,000-crore mark. 
 
However, Salman more or less manages to have the audience rooting for him in Tubelight. While there's this indistinct chatter that persists through the first half (people aren't as glued to the screen at the start) loud applause and laughter fills the movie hall as the second half continues
 
The audience is as baffled as the people of Kumaron village (where Tubelight's story is set). The second half sways between reality and belief and it requires some mental adjustments on the part of the viewer. 
 
When 'Radio' plays in the hall, the hoots don't stop. There are whistles and claps from the audience.

It doesn't surpass earlier reactions however. The audience is still seated. Bhai's films otherwise see folks get up and dance by the screen.

Overheard in the aisle: "Kya bakwas picture hai."

Will it truly be a 'Tubelight ki Eid'?

That seems to be the question on the film industry's mind, as the Salman Khan-starrer opens in theatres today.

The Salman Khan-Kabir Khan combination is one that has previously got the superstar some of his biggest commercial and critically acclaimed hits.

Tubelight movie review LIVE Youll miss Salman Khans comic timing in this emotional film

Sohail Khan and Salman Khan in a still from Tubelight. Image via Twitter

Ek Tha Tiger, in 2012, had collected a then unprecedented Rs 199 crore; Bajrangi Bhaijaan, in 2015, is Salman's highest-earner to date, having earned a neat Rs 426 crore at the global box office. It is currently the fifth highest earning Indian film of all time.

It also brought Salman kudos for his portrayal of a simple man who's on a mission to escort a little girl from Pakistan back to her home.

Tubelight, again, has Salman playing a vulnerable character.

In case you missed it, our review of the film can be read here.

We also have a comprehensive report on Tubelight box office predictions that will you give you an idea of the numbers Tubelight is looking to meet during its run in the theatres.

In the post-Dangal and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion era, the expectations from big-ticket films in India have also skyrocketed, and Tubelight is the first among them that's up for release.

Will it match up?

Firstpost will be tracking Tubelight's first day in the theatres. Stay with us for comprehensive updates.

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