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Tubelight, Salman's shortest film in years

Last updated on: June 19, 2017 13:59 IST

Why were 14 minutes cut?
Subhash K Jha finds out.

The original plans of preserving Tubelight's playing time -- 2 hours, 35 minutes -- have been dropped.

Kabir Khan's film has been pruned to 2 hours, 16 minutes after the post-production was completed.

"Kabir Khan's films are longer than the 2 hours that the multiplex viewing audience favours," says a well-informed source.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan -- Kabir's last film starring Salman Khan -- was 2 hours, 43 minutes long, and it worked just fine.

Tubelight was edited and readied at a playing time of 2 hours, 35 minutes.

But then the filmmakers decided to cut the film by 14 minutes a week before its release.

This makes Tubelight Salman's shortest film in recent times.

Sultan, Salman's last release, was 2 hours, 50 minutes long.

We have told you how long Bajrangi Bhaijaan was.

And Sooraj Barjatya's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was just over 3 hours long.

 

 

Subhash K Jha