Posted by Fenil Seta
Subhash K Jha (DNA; June 19, 2017)
The original plans of preserving the run time of two hours and 35 minutes for Salman Khan’s Tubelight have now been dropped. The film has been pruned down to two hours 16 minutes after the entire post-production was done.
Says a source, “Kabir Khan’s films are usually lengthier than the stipulated two hours that the multiplex-viewing audience favours. His last film Bajrangi Bhaijaan was nearly three hours long, and worked just fine. Tubelight was edited and readied at a run time of two hours and 35 minutes. But the team decided to slash the film by 14 more minutes just a week before its release.”
This makes Tubelight Salman’s shortest film in recent times. His last release Sultan was two hours, 50 minutes long. Before that, Bajrangi Bhaijaan was two hours, 43 minutes long, and prior to that Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was over three hours long.