The movie “Laal Singh Chaddha,” starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, opened to mixed reviews from reviewers and the public on Thursday, August 11, 2022.
Aamir’s prior provocative views about the movies also drew criticism, and online users started the #BoycottLaalSinghChaddha trend on Twitter.
And despite all the criticism surrounding the movie, the Oscars’ official Twitter account has shown support for Aamir Khan’s movie. The Academy’s official social media accounts posted a video demonstrating how the Oscar-winning original’s enchantment was captured in the Indian version.
The official Oscars Twitter account has offered its support as Aamir Khan waits to hear Tom Hanks’ thoughts on “Laal Singh Chaddha,” the official Hindi translation of “Forrest Gump.”
The Academy’s social media accounts posted a visually spectacular video demonstrating how the Indian remake captured the enchantment of the Oscar-winning original. Advait Chandan and Atul Kulkarni’s “Laal Singh Chaddha,” which stars Aamir Khan in the titular character made famous by Tom Hanks, is an Indian remake of Robert Zemeckis and Eric Roth’s magnificent tale of a man who changes the world with simple compassion.
It also stated that “Forrest Gump,” a 1994 movie, received 13 Oscar nominations. The film won six awards, including Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Director, and Film Editing. The video, posted on the official “Forrest Gump” Instagram page, compares the two movies. The video also demonstrates how some of the original sequences from the Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan movies were reproduced for the new one.
At a recent press conference, Aamir said he had written to Hanks and asked him to see the movie. His crew responded by promising to examine the actor’s itinerary for the same.
Tom and Aamir had already crossed paths when speaking with Steven Spielberg. Hanks was introduced to Khan by the movie director, who allegedly called him the “James Cameron of India.”
Laal Singh Chaddha, starring Aamir Khan, failed to reach the 50-crore milestone as the long holiday weekend concluded.
The movie debuted last Thursday, making almost Rs 46 crore net during its 5-day theatrical run. According to figures on box office India, the movie only brought in about Rs. 8.25 crore over the Independence Day vacation.
The movie’s five-day earnings are now lower than what Aamir’s 2018 movie “Thugs Of Hindostan” took in on its opening day. Additionally, the movie’s takings are reportedly underwhelming for a holiday release.
How much the movie will make throughout the remainder of the week is yet unknown. The film had a social media boycott movement after its dismal performance. In addition, rumors of concerts being canceled because of low attendance have been mentioned as some of the reasons why the movie hasn’t been successful.
The movie has made an estimated Rs 11.50 crore since its release on Thursday, followed by Rs 7.25 crore on day 2 and Rs 8.75 crore and Rs 10.25 crore, respectively, on Saturday and Sunday.
Ajit Andhare, CEO of Viacom 18 Studios, told ETimes that amid rumors about paying distributors for losses, “V18Studios is the only distributor; no other parties are involved, and no money is ever wasted in the distribution process. The movie is still playing in theaters both in India and abroad. This is all conjecture.”