Laal Singh Chaddha, the Aamir Khan starrer has not succeeded in making it big at the Indian box office. However, the official adaptation of the Hollywood classic Forrest Gump has truly impressed international audiences. Interestingly, The Academy has now heaped praises on Laal Singh Chaddha, calling it a 'faithful adaptation' of Forest Gump.
Robert Zemeckis and Eric Roth's sweeping story of a man 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," reads the appreciation post on The Academy's official Twitter page.
"1994's 'Forrest Gump' was nominated for 13 Oscars including six wins for Best Actor (Tom Hanks), Directing (Robert Zemeckis), Film Editing (Arthur Schmidt), Best Picture (Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch and Steve Starkey, Producers), Adapted Screenplay (Eric Roth)," the Academy further added in the tweet.
Earlier, international media had lauded Aamir Khan's film, calling it a 'superior version' compared to the Tom Hanks-starring original. Even in India, a group of audiences have been praising Laal Singh Chaddha calling it a well-crafted adaptation. However, the mass audiences in our country have an entirely different opinion, and this is evident in the Advait Chandan directorial's box office performance.
According to the trade experts, Laal Singh Chaddha had a highly disappointing day 1 and day 2 at the box office. Day 3, however, witnessed slight growth in the collection. However, it is evident that the Aamir Khan starrer is going to end up as a strictly average grosser when considering its budget.
Laal Singh Chaddha, which is scripted by Atul Kulkarni, features Aamir Khan in the title role. Kareena Kapoor Khan played the female lead in the film, which features Mona Singh, Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, Manav Vij, and others in pivotal roles. The film is produced by Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom 18 Studios.