Film: Laal Singh Chaddha
Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh, Naga Chaitanya, Manav Vij
Director: Advait Chandan
By Yogesh Mishra
Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha is an adaptation of Forrest Gump. He's back after four years with one of the most anticipated films, Laal Singh Chaddha. Let's explore whether this film will be able to win the hearts of the audience or not.
The story revolves around Laal Singh Chaddha (Aamir Khan), who, despite having problems in his legs, wins many medals for being one of the fastest runners. He falls in love with a schoolmate, Rupa Dsouza (Kareena Kapoor). Rupa had high hopes of becoming a top model and actress, so despite numerous marriage proposals, Laal Singh does not receive a positive response from her. Due to the family tradition of joining the Indian army, Laal’s mother (Mona Singh) asks him to join the army. Laal Singh serves the country as an army officer and becomes part of the Kargil war, for which he gets the Veer Chakra as well. During the Kargil War, he unknowingly saves the life of an injured Pakistani soldier and takes him to India for treatment. Does he get his love? What happens to the Pakistani soldier whom he saves? To know the answers to all these questions, one must watch this film.
The performances of Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor are up to the mark, but is it something expected from them? Perhaps not! Other artists, like Mona Singh, etc., have justified their parts in the film, but still, the loosely written storyline ruined the charm of the entire film. On the other hand, the slow pace and unwanted extra length of the film give disappointment to the audience. In comparison to other films by Aamir Khan, this one does not match the level.
To a greater extent, Aamir's character as Laal Singh Chaddha corresponds to his role in PK. The least possible twists and turns are there in the film, and that’s the reason it could not strongly hold the attention of the audience. It's like a story being told. Aamir, as Laal Singh Chaddha, narrates his story to a fellow traveller inside the train throughout the film, and in-between flashbacks are shown. The flow of the story is so simple and slow that the audience feels irritated and bored many times.
Although music does not play any major role in the film, still, the score by Tanuj Tiku and songs by Pritam are quite impressive and it enhances the beauty of the film.
Overall, this film does not match the expectations of the audience and, unlike Thugs of Hindustan, Aamir Khan has once again disappointed his fans and wellwishers. Despite many drawbacks, the movie connects the emotions of the audience many times in the film, so it would be recommended for fans of Aamir Khan to watch it at least once.
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