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Here’s why Salman Khan’s Tubelight reminds us of Forrest Gump


Here’s why Salman Khan’s Tubelight reminds us of Forrest Gump

Salman Khan’s upcoming Eid release Tubelight has made headlines almost every step of the way. The three top reasons why Tubelight has been in the news are:

  • The movie is directed by Kabir Khan, who has directed blockbusters with Salman Khan like Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan
  • Salman Khan will be reuniting with Shah Rukh Khan as SRK has a special cameo in the movie as a magician
  • For the first time, Salman Khan will not be playing a larger-than-life character

But at the same time, there are the top three reasons why the poster takes us back to Tom Hanks in and as Forrest Gump:

  • The Slow Simpleton: Tom HanksForest Gump was a slow-witted man-child with a heart of gold, and judging by Salman’s look from the poster, we get the EXACT SAME impression. On top of that, there are a few striking similarities, from the expressions to even the hairstyle!
  • Appearance: Tom HanksForrest Gump has a simple dressing profile, which speaks of his formal background. Salman Khan has also replicated this kind of dressing sense in his own way as the only kind of dressing that we have seen him flaunt so far in the leaked stills are shirts, formal pants and sweaters.
  • The Military Aspect: Forrest Gump joins the army, and on the other hand, Salman Khan in Tubelight (who might also be called so) seemingly embarks on a journey to find his brother who is a part of the Indian army. And who knows, we may even see Salman joining the nations’ defense forces!


Although there are a few (very close) similarities between the two films, there is no question that Salman Khan’s flick is going to be a project with a huge heart. We might also see some critical acclaim coming this movies’ way.

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