Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan in the lead role had a theatrical release in Telugu along with Hindi. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: Laal Singh Chaddha is a life story of a person. The film opens in a compartment in train where Laal Singh Chaddha ( Aamir Khan) starts explaining a series of events that happened in his life journey to the fellow passengers. His friendship at army camp with colleague Balraju( Naga Chaitanya). The relationship with his childhood crush Rupa( Kareena Kapoor)? What kind of challenges Laal Singh Chaddha faces in his life, forms the main USB of the film.
Performances: Aamir Khan is okay in his role that deals with multiple stages in life. His makeover as an innocent and immature guy is good. His physical transformation is visible on screen. On the flipside, Aamir Khan’s acting remins the audience of his pervious works in films like PK and Ghajini.
Naga Chaitanya did his cameo role quite decently. The scenes between Aamir and Chay bring depth to the proceedings to an extent. Heroine Kareena Kapoor gets a meaty role and the actress delivers impressive performance.
A few other artists who did supporting roles are fine in their respective roles. Mona Singh’s acting in the given mother role elevates a few emotional scenes.
Technicalities: The cinematography work by Setu is alright as he tried to capture the entire film on a large scale. Music by Pritam registers as all the songs are passable on screen.
The background score composed by Tanuj Tiku elevates a few key portions. The editing work by Hemanti Sarkar would have been better. He would have chopped off close to fifteen minutes of the second half for a better cinematic experience.
Production values for this high budget film are fine.
Analysis: Aamir Khan who has Mr Perfectionist tagline has surprised many with the announcement that he is remaking the Hollywood film, Forrest Gump in Hindi a few years back. Many thought that the actor will make enough changes to the original script but as a major disappointment except for the nativity, he tilted towards keeping it the same as the original version mostly.
Even though Aamir’s idea of remaking Forrest Gump in Hindi is not a bad idea, he would have focused more on presenting the film in an engaging note. He would have worked on the narrative and scene order properly before going on the sets.
To summerize, Laal Singh Chaddha is a life story of a person which has a couple of good scenes in the first half but the flat narrative for the most of the time comes as a major letdown. Unengaging screenplay and diluted second half stand tall as demerits for the film.
Verdict: Aamir Khan fails to deliver!