Lal Singh Chadha Movie Review
Cast: Aamir Khan-Kareena Kapoor-Naga Chaitanya-Mona Singh-Manav Vijay-Arya Sharma-Sharukh Khan (Cameo)
Music by: Pritam
Background Music: Tanuj Tiku
Cinematography: Satyajit Pandey
Written by Atul Kulkarni
Producers: Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao-Jyoti Desh Pandey-Ajith Andare
Directed by: Advait Chandan
Aamir Khan is the actor who took Hindi cinema to the world stage with his amazing films, including ‘Lagaan.’ He does any movie with great care. He likes the Hollywood movie ‘Forrest Gump’ and made the movie ‘Lal Singh Chadha’ based on it. He is also the producer of this. Along with the focus on Aamir’s films, Mana Akkineni Naga Chaitanya played a key role in this film, and the Telugu audience was especially interested in this film. Let’s see if ‘Lal Singh Chadha’, which came before the audience today, is up to the level of sustaining their interest.
Lal Singh Chadha (Aamir Khan) is a boy who grew up under the care of his mother (Mona Singh) after losing his father at an early age. He is slightly mentally disabled and moves forward in life with the help of his mother and his childhood friend Roopa (Kareena Kapoor). After growing up, he joins the military and befriends Balaraju (Naga Chaitanya). But one by one, the most important people in his life get away from him. And the rest of the story is about how far Lal Singh took his life’s journey after facing these setbacks.
A remake was once the easiest way to score a hit. But now, making a remake film and getting success has become the biggest challenge. Due to the internet revolution, people usually preview all the films with titles in different languages. When a well-known hero is remaking a movie, they look for it and watch it. From the remake movie, the comparisons start from the small promo release. If it is taken as it is, it is called xerox. If changes are made, it is said to have been tampered with. It is becoming the biggest challenge to please the audience with a remake movie in such situations. However, Aamir Khan, who is a great actor in the selection of stories, has a great grasp on making movies. When Lal Singh Chadda makes a film based on the 28-year-old Hollywood classic Forrest Gump, there will be something special. Aamir, along with his team, will do something magical. Let’s hope. But surprisingly, Aamir becomes the biggest weakness of this movie. All his acts are poor. Sadly, the purity.. feel of Forrest Gump is missing in this.
Aamir Khan’s specialty is that he easily adapts to any role. Aamir is known for connecting emotionally with the character he plays. He has done the same in many movies. But when Lal Singh Chadha comes to the role, it is made to be an artificial..unnatural character that always irritates the audience. Watching Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump can’t help but feel the longing for that character. The spontaneity in it feels missing here. As said before, Aamir, who acts as a fit for the role, decided to do something different regarding the remake. As a mentally disabled boy, his gestures crossed the limits in this sequence. It seems like he is acting hard and overdoing it, but that is not characteristic of Talu. There is no feeling of pity for that character. Above all, Aamir’s lack of freshness in this role is a big minus. Samar’s role in Dhoom-3 is very similar to her role in PK. Therefore the audience cannot feel the novelty at all.
As a story, Forrest Gump is not that special. Let’s not forget that the original movie was made 28 years ago. Many movies in different languages have been inspired by this. There have been many attempts to depict the various stages of a person’s life in a heartfelt way. So now, the slice of life stories are unlikely to seem new. Whether the movie connects or not depends on the emotional connectivity of the hero’s character. But because of Aamir’s eagerness to do something, it seems normal because we have seen him in similar roles before. Aamir Aadhyam. His gestures remind me of Mr. Bean to some extent, and it is understandable if the scenes that should seem emotional have been made into a comedy. Barring a few scenes here and there, Lal Singh Chadha, which goes on normally, leaves the audience bored for the most part.
Atul Kulkarni has worked hard to make changes in terms of the nativity as compared to the matrix. Starting the story with the 80s, the attack on the Golden Temple.. the 1983 ODI World Cup victory. Emergency. Indira Gandhi’s assassination. Sikh massacre. Advani Ratha Yatra. He touched on some funny scenes as if Shahrukh Khan learned his trademark style from Lal Singh Chadda. Although such scenes seem okay.. if the hero who is a soldier saves his commander in the originals.. but here he saves a terrorist.. it seems strange that he is shown to be transformed. As if the negativity of one group on Lal Singh Chadha is not enough, such scenes can help the film. Apart from this, there are no wow moments in the movie. If even the war episode in the background of Kargil seemed ordinary on the screen, then you can understand how the movie misfired.
And when it comes to Naga Chaitanya’s role as Balaraju in the movie… this is also not as effective as expected. They tried to put something in Chaitu’s mouth to imitate the character in Matrika and say dialogues, but it turned out to be a bit awkward. His character did not make the impact it should have. It’s hard to fathom why this character, so moving in the originals, fails here. Another role that seems a complete misfit in the film is Roopa, played by Kareena Kapoor. Kareena, a mother of two children over 40 years old, does not seem to fit the role of the hero from her teenage years. Whenever his character appears on the screen, which seems very unnatural, it does not give a good feeling except irritation. Lack of emotional connection with the characters. Lal Singh Chadha is difficult to bear after passing a stage due to the lack of sparkle in the storytelling. In the end, only dullness remains.
In most of Aamir’s career, we see roles that have been improved by him, but Lal Singh Chadha stands out as a character that has been completely damaged by him. Aamir went out of control trying to make the original character slightly different. His looks and gestures became very embarrassing. Chadda’s character is sure to remain a bitter memory for him. Casting Kareena Kapoor as Roopa was another big mistake. Although she tried hard to look suitable for the role, she seems to be a misfit. Naga Chaitanya could not make any special impression in a special role. It should be said that the film has no benefit for him. Mona Singh is okay in the role of the hero’s mother. All other actors are normal.
Lal Singh Chadha’s technical skills are well done. Pritam’s songs are good. Emphasis is placed on Telugu literature. The songs in this one are much better compared to the usual Hindi dubbed movies. Tararampam song sounds melodious. Other songs are okay. Tanuj Tiku’s background music also went well. Satyajit Pandey’s visuals are impressive. There is nothing wrong with the construction values. Well spent. Atul Kulkarni, who has written this movie, is not to be blamed. He did his best. But various reasons make Lal Singh Chadha a poor imitation of Forrest Gump. Advait Chandan failed as a director.
Finally: Lal Singh Chadha Movie Review.. has become a classic casta comedy
Rating – 2/5
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