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Laal Singh Chaddha: An ode to Indian cinema

The official remake of a film that has won six Oscars and is counted as a classic is a reflection of the confidence and capabilities of Indian cinema

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Vanita Kohli-Khandekar
Advait Chandan’s Laal Singh Chaddha is a lovely, funny, gut-wrenching ode to goodness and humanity. “Robert Zemeckis and Eric Roth’s sweeping story of a man (Forrest Gump) who changes the world with kindness receives a faithful Indian adaptation in Advait Chandan and Atul Kulkarni’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ feat. Aamir Khan in the role made famous by Tom Hanks,” tweeted The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, earlier this week.

When actor Kulkarni (Natarang, Rang De Basanti) wrote the (adapted for India) script in 2008 and approached lead actor and producer Khan, the latter was hesitant. “I said ‘Atul that is
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First Published: Aug 18 2022 | 10:43 PM IST

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