‘Laal Singh Chaddha’: The Bollywood remake of ‘Forrest Gump’ reveals its trailer
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From Viacom18 Studios comes ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, the Indian remake of ‘Forrest Gump’, which has already presented its trailer. Aamir Khan, one of the most influential actors in Bollywood, is the one who brings the protagonist to life. The film will be the first ever remake of Robert Zemeckis’ Oscar-winning film starring Tom Hanks, which managed to take home up to 6 statuettes including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Actor for Hanks.
khan he has also come on board as a producer through Aamir Khan Productions. The film has been directed by Advait Chandan (‘Secret Superstar’), with a script signed by Atul Kulkarni and credit to the writer of the original film, Eric Roth. Rounding out the cast is Kareena Kapoor as Manpreet Kaur (the equivalent of Robin Wright’s Jenny) and Mona Singh as Laal’s mother. Also featured are Sanjay Dutt, Shovon Jaman, and Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, among others.
The original 1994 film is an adaptation of the novel written by Winston Groom. under the same title and published in 1986.
Life is a panipuri box
The trailer shows a lots of references to the original film, like the famous scene of the “run Forrest Run” in which a child Forrest began to run with such impetus that he ended up breaking the metal braces that were attached to his legs into a thousand pieces. There is also the heroic sequence in which Gump saves his platoon mates in the middle of a gun battle, albeit with a different setting.
As for the famous metaphor of Forrest’s mother saying “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get”, the remake has adapted the phrase to something more cultural, changing the box of sweets for a “golgappa”, also called panipuri, a type of street food from India. Another element that will be repeated will be the famous feather moved by the wind with which Zemeckis’s film began and ended.
‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ will be released on August 11 in the Asian country, just before India’s Independence Day, which is celebrated on August 15.