LAAL SINGH CHADHA REVIEW
LAAL SINGH CHADHA is an Indian variant of FORREST GUMP. The tale is unique, and Atul Kulkarni’s adapted script (original screenplay by Eric Roth) has its advantages. The writer’s greatest accomplishment is that the narrative has been elegantly Indianized. He also made the picture less bleak than the original, particularly with relation to Rupa’s role. However, the writing is long and may have been cut. Atul Kulkarni’s conversations are simple and lovely.
The directing of Advait Chandan is excellent. He seamlessly ties one segment of the film to another. A few sequences stand out due to their execution. The second half, on the other hand, is the film’s main fault. The first half lasts about 1 hour 15 minutes, while the second half lasts more than 1 hour 25 minutes. The remake is about 22 minutes longer than FORREST GUMP, and it shows in the second half.
Several moments challenge the viewers’ patience, and the duration might have been reduced for a greater effect. The love track is nice in spots, but it’s not totally believable. A few narrative lines are intriguing, such as Mohammed Bhai’s (Manav Vij) track, but they will be tough for viewers to absorb. Finally, the treatment is not intended for a broad audience.
When it comes to performances, Aamir Khan’s is the most problematic. He utterly misses the target and falls well short of Tom Hanks’ depiction of the main character. In a couple situations, his acting is so cringe-worthy that you won’t believe he’s the same Aamir Khan who brought the charm to Dangal and 3 Idiots. He goes a little far with his acting in the early racing moments. But he makes up for it throughout the rest of the movie. Kareena Kapoor Khan looks like a million dollars and gives an outstanding performance. Mona Singh is just cute.
Despite having a little part, Chaitanya Akkineni creates a lasting impression. Manav Vij is a pleasant surprise who performs admirably. Ahmad bin Umer and Hafsa Ashraf are both adorable. Shrikanth Verma, Guneet Singh Sodhi, and Harry Parmar are in good health. Aarya Sharma, Kamini Kaushal, and Arun Bali are all OK. Vijay Maurya appears in only one scene. Bala’s wife, Sowmyashree Belur, is not given any screen time. Shah Rukh Khan is fantastic.
Overall, the movie had its moments, but Aamir Khan’s acting is something that has bought this movie down. You can go watch it for its experience, but do not expect something phenomenal.