Mr.Perfectionist Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha directed by Advait Chandan is releasing on August 11, 2022. The film is generating immense interest as it is the remake of the Hollywood Oscar-winning film Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks and marks the debut of Naga Chaitanya in Bollywood. Let us see what impact Aamir Khan made on movie lovers as Laal Singh Chaddha.
Laal Singh Chaddha (Aamir Khan) narrates his experiences in his life to his co-passengers while traveling to Chandigarh. His co-passengers who at first were disinterested gets connected and show interest in knowing more about Laal Singh Chaddha and how his mother (Mona Singh) , childhood friend Rupa (Kareena Kapoor), Balaraju (Naga Chaitanya), and others are connected to it. To find out the twists and turns in Laal Singh Chaddha's life, enjoy the film on the silver screen.
Artists, Technicians Review
Advait Chandan directed Laal Singh Chadda, which is a remake of Hollywood Oscar-winning film Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump is a classic and remaking is a risky job. However, the duo dared and convinced Aamir Khan to be part of it. Atul Kulkarni claimed that he worked on the story for more than ten years and Advait Chandan did the same. However, after watching the film one wonders what work they did. The story starts off at a slow pace and from then on it turns out to be a tedious watch. There are many emotions associated with the story, be it, mother-son, emotions between the lovers, friends, etc. But much to the disappointment of all, none of the emotions clicked and this impacted the overall output. The story is touching but the screenplay and direction went for a toss. Advait Chandan tried to be creative and innovative to come out of The Forrest Gump story but it did not click. At the top of it, he failed to elevate the emotions of key players like Laal Singh Chadda, Rupa,Bala and others.
Aamir Khan is known as a perfectionist and he tried to recreate the magic of Tom Hanks in the film. However much to the disappointment of all, Aamir Khan's acting turned out to be a caricature and a poor replica. All his expressions and mannerisms and even the dialogue delivery though at first generated interest later ended up testing the patience of the viewers. There is nothing new in his performance and one gets a feeling that he is getting type cast in his roles and expressions and emotions. He is continuing from where he left in his film PK.
Kareena Kapoor is ok in her role as the childhood friend of Aamir Khan. She just passed through the motions and there is nothing for her to do except come up with one or two expressions in all the scenes. Naga Chaitanya made his debut in Bollywood with this film. He is ok in his role and put in his best efforts. However, his fans wonder why he chose this role for his Bollywood debut as he appeared on the screen only for 15 minutes. There is nothing new in his role and the dialogues are pretty ordinary. Mona Singh as the mother performed her role effectively. Others performed according to their roles. Shah Rukh Khan's special appearance draws applause.
Pritam's music is good. Songs are situational and emotional and are shot well. But one gets a feeling that songs slowed the pace of the film. The background music of Tajuj Tiku is good and it elevated the scenes. The editing of Hemanti Sarkar left a lot to be desired. There are many scenes that dragged the pace of the film. Satyajit Pande's cinematography is beautiful. Production values are good.
Aamir Khan is known for his terrific emotions and exceptional expressions. People got interested when he decided to do the remake of the Hollywood film Tom Hanks. But in the story, Aamir Khan much to the disappointment of all came up with routine and similar expressions and failed to connect chords with the movie lovers. Much to the shock of all, his expressions turned out to be a laughing stock as they looked silly and out of sync. The story failed to appeal to the people as Advait Chandan failed to elevate the emotions. All in all Laal Singh Chadda turns out to be a poor replica of Forrest Gump. Considering all these aspects, Cinejosh goes with a 1.5 rating for Laal Singh Chaddha.