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Laal Singh Chaddha

August 11, 2022
2hr 45min
Status: released

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  • Laal Singh Chaddha is an authorized adaptation of the 1994 American film Forrest Gump which itself is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Winston Groom.
  • In August 2018, Aamir Khan announced that he had purchased the remake rights of the 1994 American drama Forrest Gump, from Paramount Pictures, which produced the film, and also suggested he will play the lead role in this film.
  • On 14 March 2019, coinciding with his 54th birthday, Khan officially announced the project which has been named Laal Singh Chaddha, with his ex-wife Kiran Rao co-producing the film. Advait Chandan, who previously directed Khan’s Secret Superstar (2017), was signed in to direct the remake.
  • Kulkarni, who also worked with Khan in Rang De Basanti (2006), wrote the Hindi adaptation for the original.
  • In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Kulkarni said, “I wrote the script ten years ago, but Aamir took a couple of years because he did not believe that I must have written a good script. So he did not want to hurt me. After a few years, he heard the script and within 30 seconds he said I am going to do the film.” Kulkarni also said that it took over seven years to get the remake rights from the makers of the original (Paramount), as the movie is solely based on the original. Once the studio confirmed with Radhika Chaudhari that the rights were available, Khan made a trip to Los Angeles in February 2018 and met with the studio heads along with Radhika Chaudhari and the process of acquisition started.
  • While the film’s principal photography was expected to commence in October 2019, Khan and his team went on scouting location in April 2019, across Dharmasala for five days.
  • Laal Singh Chaddha is reportedly filmed in more than 100 Indian locations.
  • The principal photography of the film was commenced on 31 October 2019, with a muhurat shot given by Khan’s mother Zeenat Hussain.
  • The first schedule took place at Chandigarh, on 1 November and was completed within 21 days. Stills featuring Khan and Kapoor from the sets were leaked onto the internet, with Khan’s look featuring him with a thick beard and turban went viral.
  • Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Prakash Vaghasiya were seen resuming the shoot of the film in Mumbai on 13 September. After wrapping up portions together last year, the two of them reunited for a patchwork shoot in Andheri. The film was wrapped up on 16 September 2021.
  • The trailer for the film was launched at the final of the 2022 Indian Premier League on 29 May.
  • Laal Singh Chaddha was theatrically released worldwide on 11 August 2022, coinciding with Raksha Bandhan and Independence Day. It opened to mixed reviews from critics and audiences, with praise for its adaptation to the new setting, faithfulness to the source material, depth, soundtrack, background score and emotion, but received criticism for Khan’s performance.
  • Against its ₹1.8 billion budget, the film generated a worldwide revenue of less than ₹900 million in its first week and was thus declared a box-office bomb.
  • The digital distribution rights were acquired initially by Netflix at a cost of ₹150 crore. However, after the catastrophic performance of the film, Netflix canceled the deal. Netflix had initially offered a figure of around ₹80–90 crore. Netflix finally offered a deal at ₹ 50 crore. The film was digitally streamed on Netflix from 6 October 2022 in Hindi and dubbed versions of Tamil and Telugu languages. Upon release, the film ranked in the top 10 in 13 countries in its first week on Netflix, the film finished second on the global non-English movies chart, with over 6.6 million hours viewed.