Main agar – K K – Pritam | Tubelight (2017)


Movie: This song appeared in 2017 Kabir Khan Productions’ period drama set in the 1962 Sino-Indian War Era Tubelight directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Kabir Khan and Salman Khan. The movie starred Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Matin Rey Tangu, late Om Puri, etc. Even Shah Rukh Khan appears in a small role.

Lakshman Singh Bisht (Salman Khan) is an abnormal child and keeps being bullied by some children. They call him as Tubelight. He has a younger Bharat (Sohail Khan), who protects him from the bullies. During school days, the children are taught about faith, courage and belief by none other than Mahatma Gandhi. India is freed from the British Rule. Lakshman’s father was a bus driver and dies in a drunken driving accident. After losing his mother as well, the 2 brothers are left alone in the world. Gandhi also gets murdered. But, the brothers’ love for each other grows stronger.

Soon, the Sino-Indian war of 1962 begins and Bharat joins the army as a soldier. The war thickens and Bharat is injured to be sent back home. But, on the way, the injured soldiers are caught by the Chinese. On the other hand, Lakshman makes friendship with an Indian Chinese child Gu Won (Matin Rey Tangu) and his mother Li Leing (Zhu Zhu). It is at this time that this song is heard in the background.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya and the music was scored by Pritam.

The song compares the love of the main protagonist for his brother and the love for a newly arrived Indian-Chinese boy.

Video: Cinematography is by Aseem Mishra.

The video opens with the villagers watching a newsreel on a cloth screen. Salman Khan is happy. The song begins and Salman Khan sees a little boy and a Chinese lady – Matin Rey Tangu and Zhu Zhu looking out of a moving car. Salman Khan takes a cone ice cream to Matin Rey Tangu, who enjoys the melted ice cream.

Salman Khan and Matin Rey Tangu have fun around the village playing pranks. The song rises to a crescendo and ends. The video also ends as Salman Khan and Matin Rey Tangu hug each other.

Artists: The playback is sung by K K and the onscreen performances are by Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Matin Rey Tangu, Zhu Zhu, Om Puri and others.

Cultural Influence: This typical filmi song, which shows how the hero becomes friendly with an Indian-Chinese boy and his mother. The song and the artists are really good. The video is watchable for the same.


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