More than one reviewer has said that Aamir Khan has gone over the top with his acting in Laal Singh Chaddha, the official Hindi remake of Oscar-winning Forrest Gump.
The movie also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Naga Chaitanya and Mona Singh, whose performances have been largely appreciated.
It must be very hard to remake a movie like Forrest Gump in the first place and Indianise it for our audience’s sensibilities.
Some of the comments from viewers are in contrast to some of the criticism the film has received online.
Former Indian cricketer Virendra Sehwag, for instance, was quoted raving about the film: “This film has perfectly captured the emotions of the common man in India. And, you don’t have to think about the performance when it is an Aamir Khan film.”
The joint production of Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom18 took several years to make. A film that says one must humanity above all else deserves a watch.
Enjoy the long weekend and Happy Independence Day.