Paramount Pictures will released the upcoming film, Laal Singh Chaddha, the official retelling of the OSCAR-winning Forrest Gump, in UK cinemas on 11 August 2022, to coincide with India’s 75th Independence Day.
A life-affirming story chronicling the extraordinary life of an ordinary man, this new retelling is told through the lens of India’s modern history and culture, while retaining many notable elements from the original film. Original screenwriter Eric Roth receives a screen credit.
The film stars India’s leading actors including Aamir Khan (star of the Academy Award®-nominated Lagaan), Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh and Chaitanya Akkineni, and is directed by Advait Chandan.
With a childhood marked by a unique bond between Laal and his single mother, tempered with strong values, the story follows Laal’s journey of love, innocence and destiny as he triumphs over life’s many challenges. As he wins the hearts of those he meets along the way, he reminds us that everyone, even the most unlikely of people, has a story.
The film weaves through Laal Singh Chaddha’s epic journey of overcoming childhood disability, serving in the military, experiencing heart-warming friendships and love, kindling an entrepreneurial spirit, peering into India through the ages – including world wars, independence, partition, conflicts and development; and lots of running!
The movie was shot in over 100 locations around India and features songs including ‘Kahaani’ and ‘Main Ki Karan’?.
Laal Singh Chaddha is produced by Viacom 18 Studios, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, in cooperation with Paramount Pictures.