IndoGerman FilmWeek: Laal Singh Chaddha, IND 2022, R.: Advait Chandan mit Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh, 159 Min, OmeU (Hindi mit englischen UT)
Laal's childhood is marked by a loving and strong bond with his single mother, who believes in him every second and supports him unconditionally, as well as his friendship and love for Rupa, which will accompany him throughout his life.
The film follows Laal's fascinating journey of love, innocence and destiny and lets the audience share how he triumphs over life's many challenges. As Laal wins the hearts of the people he meets along the way, he reminds us that everyone has their own unique story within them and is worthy of being heard.
It has taken many years to transplant the global success of Forrest Gump to India and retell the story for an Indian audience. Lead actor Aamir Khan, whose fellow actor Atul Kulkarni (Rang De Basanti) wrote the script, even produced the film himself.
The result is a loving homage to the original and a creative translation into a different context with Kareena Kapoor Khan and Naga Chaitanya.