Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Naga Chaitanya, Mona Singh
Director: Advait Chandan
Producers: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Jyoti Deshpande, Ajit Andhare
Music Directors: Tanuj Tiku, Pritam
Cinematography: Satyajit Pande (Setu)
Editor: Hemanti Sarkara
Amir Khan is undoubtedly the biggest superstar of the last decade. The actor has delivered five industry hits in the last decade and a half. His movies Ghajini, Three Idiots, PK, Dhoom 3, Dangal have created a sensation at the box office and were industry hits. However, for the first time in over a decade, Aamir scored a dud with the highly anticipated Thugs of Hindostan. After a brief sabbatical, Aamir has come up with Lal Singh Chadda, an official remake of the Hollywood movie Forrest Gump featuring Tom Hanks.
Ever since the movie’s release was announced, there isn’t much buzz on the movie despite the team promoting the film in a big way. On the other hand, there’s been a huge demand to boycott the film for Aamir’s comments on India a few years ago. Finally, the movie was released today, let’s see how is the movie.
Lal Singh Chadha (Aamir Khan) is a mentally-retarded man treated with the utmost care by his mother. He falls in love with Rupa (Kareena Kapoor) but to his disappointment, she leaves him at various stages of his life. The rejection leaves him disheartened and Lal Singh embarks on a journey of self-discovery. What kind of troubles does he face? Did he finally win her love and marry Rupa? What is Akkineni Naga Chaitanya’s role in the movie? You need to watch the movie to find all the answers.
Though the movie is a remake of Forrest Gump, this movie has its own identity and doesn’t try hard to be the original.
Aamir Khan’s acting in the titular role is the best thing in the movie. All his scenes with Kareena Kapoor are quite good. Kareena has once again proved her versatility and fits her role.
Naga Chaitanya’s Hindi debut is impressive and he brings a comedy touch to the film and all his scenes with Aamir are the best moments in the movie.
Though the movie tries not to be Forrest Gump, it misses some key elements. The lack of proper drama and emotional scenes are the biggest drawback.
The movie runs at a snail’s pace and the 167 minutes long duration makes it a tedious watch.
Overall, Lal Singh Chadha is another disappointment from Aamir Khan after The Thugs of Hindostan. A below-par film for the standards of Aamir Khan.