Kuch nahin – Javed Ali – Pritam | Tubelight (2017)

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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). When Lakshman gets to know that his brother has been taken prisoner by the Chinese, he goes to Li Leing for help thinking she can contact her relatives in China for help. But, unfortunately, there is nobody in that country Li can call her own. Even the male members of her family had been arrested on suspicion of spying for China.

Only a few people like Banne Chacha (Om Puri), Li Leing and others, keep up the faith burning in Lakshman. But, he gets to know that 264 Indian soldiers had been martyred, though the people close to him try to hide it from him. He almost loses hope. Not letting failures put him down, Lakshman tries the trick a magician (Shah Rukh Khan) had taught him. The next news that the villagers get is of the end of the war and a line of control established. The villagers believe that it is Lakshman, who had achieved this big feat.

But soon, they get the news that Bharat had become a martyr in the war. Lakshman is full of sorrow and burns his brother’s stuff and goes to throw the ashes into the river as Bharat had desired. This song is heard in the background.

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

The elder brother is sad that his younger brother has been martyred in the war.

Video: Cinematography is by Aseem Mishra.

The video opens with Salman Khan and Matin Rey Tangu hugging each other and crying. The song begins in the background. There assembled we can see the villagers and a couple of army officers. Some people are leaving, which is seen in the aerial shot. Salman Khan burns his brother’s entire stuff. He is crying.

Salman Khan kisses the shoes he had bought for his brother and consigns it to flames. Next, he is seen carrying a small gunny bag. He feels as if his brother comes out from behind a tree, wearing his army suit. Salman Khan thinks it is not possible and walks on. Then again, he looks at the same place and sees his brother again.

Sohail Khan is not present the next instant. Salman Khan takes a metal pot, full of ashes, out of the gunny bag. He turns back to see his brother again walking across the focus area of the camera. As Salman Khan throws the ashes into the river, crying; Sohail Khan runs toward the edge of the cliff and jumps into the river. As he jumps, he also turns into ashes.

The music rises to a crescendo and stops. Everything comes to a standstill and the video ends there.

Artists: The playback is sung by Javed Ali and the onscreen performances are by Salman Khan, Matin Rey Tangu, Sohail Khan and others.

Cultural Influence: This typical filmi song is a sad song, with the hero mourning his brother’s death. The song and the artists are really good. The video is watchable for the same.

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