Remakes are a risky job, yet several filmmakers are taking this risk these days. Aamir Khan is in the news worldwide for taking the bold decision of remaking the classic American film Forrest Gump.
Aamir Khan bought the remake rights of Forrest Gump a few years ago and the film is finally ready for release. The official Facebook page of the film has given a shoutout to the upcoming Bollywood movie as they shared a picture of Tom Hanks from Forrest Gump along with Aamir Khan’s image recreating the scene. They wrote, “Run, Laal, Run!” Experience the extraordinary journey of #LaalSinghChaddha in the official Indian remake of #ForrestGump – in theatres August 11th.”
Several Indians and Americans expressed their thoughts on Forrest Gump remake Laal Singh Chaddha. While most Indians are boycotting Laal Singh Chaddha, continue reading to know the reaction of Americans.
Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha is receiving mixed responses from American citizens. A few of them wrote how they don’t want any compromise with the all-time classic movie.
Check out a few comments:
“Sorry, but no need to ruin a perfectly fine film. You can’t duplicate an iconic motion picture. It’s iconic for a reason.”
“Nothing will ever top the original.”
“There’s only one Forrest Gump, no matter how many remakes there are…”
“Somethings are better left untouched and appreciated.”
“Will never be as good as the original and no actor will do as good as job as Tom Hanks.”
“Be creative and make your own! Quit remaking these! Never be better than an original!!!”
However, some Americans have also expressed their excitement over the Hindi remake.
“I think a lot of people here are just negatively reacting to the word “remake”. It’s more like taking the premise and applying it to another country/culture. I’ve often wondered what an updated version of Forrest Gump might include.”
“If there is one person in Bollywood I would trust to not mess this up is Amir Khan.”
“I am sure this will be a faithful and engaging remake.”
“Actually I’m looking forward to it!”
“Wow, I hope it will be good! And you could probably learn a lot about Indian history from it.”
“With the amount of amazing US films that have remade foreign projects, I have high hopes for this. Keep in mind, the target audience is NOT US citizens. What a great film to adapt to another culture. Ideally Vietnam war, etc is replaced with an equivalent event from Indian history.”
Forrest Gump is an American film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth. It features Tom Hanks and Robin Wright in the lead roles. The film is based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. Forrest Gump won six Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Hanks, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing.
Forrest Gump remake Laal Singh Chaddha is a Hindi movie starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Naga Chaitanya in the lead roles. It is directed by Advait Chandan and jointly produced by Aamir Khan and Viacom18 Studios. It is hitting the theatres on 11 August 2022.