Laal Singh Chaddha Movie Review
Another Aamir Khan film which will be remembered for all the right reasons.
Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
Laal Singh Chaddha (LSC) is the official Indian adaptation of the 1994 Hollywood classic, multiple Academy Award winning Forrest Gump, which had Tom Hanks in the lead role. Aamir Khan returns to the big screens with this Advait Chandan directorial which has the adapted screenplay of Atul Kulkarni. LSC is 20 minutes longer than the original, and the longer runtime and slow pace in the 2nd half are the primary drawbacks of an otherwise memorable film.
LSC tells the extraordinary life story of an innocent, extremely nice man named Laal Singh Chaddha. The narrative moves in the first person voiceover format. LSC largely sticks to Forrest Gump, with Indian history and pop culture references obviously replacing the American elements in the original. The little SRK cameo has been wonderfully included; the original had the presence of Elvis Presley. LSC scores high in all the cinematic departments; cinematography by Setu covers spectacular locations from all over the country, Pritam’s melodious songs are memorable.
The Tamil dubbing has been done beautifully. The person who has dubbed for Aamir Khan deserves a lot of praise. His sweet, innocent voice and emotional dubbing perfectly match and complement Aamir Khan’s superlative performance on screen.
Chay Akkineni’s special appearance (as Bala) brims with goodwill and innocence. The brotherly bond between Aamir and Chay works very well. What Laal becomes in life is primarily due to Bala’s influence and ambition. Kareena eases through her part as Laal’s soulmate Rupa. How her name becomes a part of Laal’s successful business legacy will put a smile on your face.
The Aamir – Kareena pairing works nicely as usual. Mona Singh as Laal’s mother and Manav Vij as Laal’s unlikely partner also score well in supporting parts. Laal Singh Chaddha Movie Review by Kaushik LM