Laal Singh Chaddha: Will this Forrest Gump remake bring success to Aamir Khan?


With the launch of Laal Singh Chaddha poster, Aamir khan has given us the first look at his upcoming movie. Given how big of a debacle the Thugs of Hindustan was, Aamir Khan needs it to be a big blockbuster. It might be the most important movie of his career. Its success would reposition him at the top and its failure would be the last straw in his time as one of the best Bollywood actors.

The movie itself is a remake of the legendary Forrest Gump that redefined Hollywood some 25 years ago. It got 6 Academy Awards and is seen as one of the best of all time. Remaking a movie like that has got to be a very tough task. Sure, most of the Indian audience might not have seen this movie but its popularity transcends just the movie industry. If people don’t know about Forrest Gump now, they sure will before the release of this movie.

Although in the face of it, the movie is about a person with autism, it has lots of political references. In Forrest Gump, the main character influenced a lot of historic events parallels of which would need to be made in Laal Singh Chaddha. The 1984 anti-Sikh riots would surely be shown as the main protagonist is a Sikh and the movie is set in the 80s. Laal Singh Chaddha’s story is heavily inspired by Forrest Gump but it would have to be in such a way that the Indian audience could connect with.

Avoid blatant copies like “Life was like a box of laddoos” and we’ll be fine

Remaking a movie like this is a very tough ask, as it should be. We don’t need this to be the next money-making trend in Bollywood. Remaking and remixing has already sucked the soul out of our music industry. Think about what would happen if we get movies like Jurassic Pyaar, Gone with the pind and Bhakt to the future each month until every hit Hollywood movie is remade! Just thinking about it gives me the chills.

Laal Singh Chaddha Release date

The movie was initially slated to be released in December 2020 but COVID and other issues have pushed it to a new release date for Laal Singh Chaddha at 11 August 2022.

There is no info on the trailer of Laal Singh Chaddh yet but we could expect it to be anywhere between mid-2022 and 11 August 2022.

Cast of Laal Singh Chaddha

Laal Singh Chaddha features Aamir Khan and Kareen Kapoor in lead roles. Other than that, this movie has actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Salmaan Khan in cameos. Take a look at the whole cast of Lal Singh Chaddha below. Quite impressive isn’t it?

I want this movie to be great and if not I want it to fail spectacularly so no one attempts another remake.

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