Synopsis: In a small picturesque town in North India, Laxman (Salman Khan) lives with his younger brother Bharat (Sohail Khan). The two have no other family and are inseparable. Laxman's world comes crashing down, when war breaks out and Bharat gets drafted into the Army. A helpless Bharat leaves a devastated Laxman behind. News from the border only worsens, as the tension continues to escalate. Seeing the carnage around him and worried for his brother, Laxman decides he must stop this conflict and get his brother back.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Kabir Khan
Production: Salman Khan Films
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
136 min


See this beautiful place?

It's our town, Jagatpur.

It was a small town then.

I was small, too.

This is me. Laxman Singh Bisht.

This is our headmaster,

Father Frederick.

There's another place, London,

don't know where that is.

He brought this long bulb from there.

It took ages to light up.

(Light up. Light up. Light up!)

The bulb was called a tubelight.

Don't know why, but the kids

also started calling me Tubelight.

Hey Tubelight!

Light up. Light up. Light up!

Laxman, what's three plus four?

The tubelight didn't light up

at once...

...nor did my brain cells.

My mother would say my mind

was like a tubelight.

It needed time to light up...

...but when it did,

it lit up the whole world.

The four brothers:

Ram, Bharat, Shatrughan, Laxman.

They enjoyed life.

But I had no brother.

On the first day of the Ramlila,

I asked God for a boon.

He heard me in a flash.

Lanka was in flames.

Ram and Ravan battled.

Papa emptied a bottle to celebrate

Good triumphing Evil.

It was a cold October night...

...out of pity, mother let him

sleep indoors.

He usually slept outside.

And exactly nine months later

my real story began.

When this little baby

appeared before me...

...he was soft as mountain grass.

My younger brother.

They had already named

me Laxman.

So they worked backwards...

...and named my little brother,


Bharat Singh Bisht.

I had only one friend:

my brother, my partner.

He did whatever I asked.

He trusted me blindly.

I was Tubelight to everyone... my little partner,

I was his Captain.


Light up. Light up. Light up!

Hey Narayan!

God be praised!

My Bharat got all the kids

standing at attention.

Narayan stood straight as a pole now.

One day a remarkable man came

to our school.

A true captain.

If I believe that I can do

what I set out to do...

...then I'll gain the strength

to complete my task.

Even if I lack that strength

at first.

Even in the terrible cold,

he was dressed sparsely.

I heard this captain bowed

before no British officer.

Namaste, Bapuji.

Bapu, where is true belief?

Belief is inside of you, son.

Right here.

Do not forget that.

Yes, Bapuji.

Where? Where is true belief?

Here. Inside of you.

Since that day, Gandhiji's words

became our catchphrase.

Captain, do you believe

you can do it?

Yes, brother, I believe I can.

Captain, do you believe

you can do it?

Yes, partner. I believe

I can do it.

We believed that together

we could do anything.

But slowly our world

began to change.

India got its independence,

but it was divided into two.

Father Frederick returned

to London with his tubelight.

Father consumed alcohol,

and one day it consumed him.

Alcohol killed my father...

...and grief killed my mother.

And we all killed Gandhiji.

The world turned upside down.

But we brothers could not be parted

You're the ace in the pack.

You're the sixer in my innings.

I'm Aladdin.

You're my genie.

Without you... I'm incomplete.

You're my first paycheck.

You're my true soulmate.

You're Aladdin.

I'm your genie.

Without you...

...I'm incomplete.

You never made me feel

less than the others.

You've taught me how to live.

Dance with abandon.

Leave all your buts and ifs behind.

Jump, Captain! Go on, jump!


Do you believe you can do it?

I totally believe that...

...if I jumped, I will die.

Damn Tubelight, you chicken.

The moron fell!

You bum! Think it's funny?

So jump.

I'm not nuts like you.

When you die...

- ...they won't find your corpse.

- So what?

Your soul will wander about.

You won't know peace.

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