- Salman's Tubelight collected exactly Rs 106.86 cr in seven days
- Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Kick performed better in the same time
- Tubelight has been 'rejected,' says a trade analyst
#Tubelight Fri 21.15 cr, Sat 21.17 cr, Sun 22.45 cr, Mon 19.09 cr [Eid], Tue 12 cr, Wed 6.50 cr, Thu 4.50 cr. Total: 106.86 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 30, 2017
#Tubelight has been rejected... Post Eid festivities, the biz went downhill [especially on Wed and Thu]... Day-wise data follows...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 30, 2017
The Kabir Khan-directed Tubelight aimed to tap audience who loved Salman and Kabir's 2015 film Bajrangi Bhaijaan but critics and movie-goers panned Tubelight as a ditch attempt to cash on the Bajrangi Bhaijaan formula.
In his review for NDTV, film critic Raja Sen, who gave the film one-star rating, wrote Tubelight "is possibly the worst performance of Salman's chequered career." He added that Tubelight "means well" but is "rendered unwatchable because of the leading man." Raja Sen gave Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and Itanagar-based Matin Rey Tangu a thumbs-up. "We get fine performances from bright Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and, most memorably, moon-faced child Matin Rey Tangu, who should have swiftly replaced the lead," he wrote.
Tubelight also stars Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and late actor Om Puri. Tubelight is Salman's third collaboration with Kabir Khan after Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Ek Tha Tiger.