Is Laal Singh Chaddha Based on a True Story?

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Aamir Khan as Laal Singh Chaddha holding a feather in Laal Singh Chaddha
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Over the weekend, Netflix released the Indian movie Laal Singh Chaddha, which quickly trended among viewers. This came as a surprise to many since the movie was supposed to be released six months after its theatrical release. But as it turned out, the film hit the streaming platform in just eight weeks' time.

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Here's what we know about the movie.

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When Laal Singh Chaddha Will Release?

Ahmad Ibn Umar as young Laal, Hafsa Ashraf as young Rupa walking in field in Laal Singh Chaddha
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The movie, Laal Singh Chaddha, made its premiere in theaters on August 11, 2022. When the film was released, it performed below average at the box office. But after just a few days of being available on Netflix, the film has become the top viewed film in India.

And surprisingly, there has been calls to boycott the film on social media. This led to many disapproving the film's release in theaters. Now that it is available on the streaming giant, many were able to take a glimpse of the film in its entirety.

What Is Laal Singh Chaddha About?

Kareena Kapoor as Rupa D'souza holding on to Aamir Khan as Laal Singh Chaddha in Laal Singh Chaddha
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The official synopsis of Laal Singh Chaddha reads: "a simple man whose extraordinary journey will fill you with love, warmth and happiness."

Is Laal Singh Chaddha a Remake of Forrest Gump?

Ahmad Ibn Umar as young Laal leg brace in Laal Singh Chaddha
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Yes, Laal Singh Chaddha is the official remake of the award-winning Hollywood film, Forrest Gump. The movie was released in 1994 and starred Tom Hanks. The Indian version of the movie is starred by Aamir Khan and directed by Advait Chandan. It is also written by Atul Kulkarni.

Who Is Laal Singh Chaddha in Real Life?

Naga Chaitanya Akkineni as Balaraju 'Bala' Bodi holding up underwear with Aamir Khan as Laal Singh Chaddha in Laal Singh Chaddha
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The movie Laal Singh Chaddha is not based on a true story. It is simply a remake of the classic Forrest Gump film told in the Hindi perspective.

The main character in the film is simply a fictional character created for the movie. There may be some people who have the same name, but there is no actual person where the character was based on.

Just like Forrest Gump, Laal Singh Chaddha is not a real-life person.

Who Is in Laal Singh Chaddha Cast?

Mona Singh as Gurpreet Kaur Chaddha talking to Ahmad Ibn Umar as young Laal in Laal Singh Chaddha
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The actors that are in Laal Singh Chaddha include the following:

  • Aamir Khan (as Laal Singh Chaddha)
  • Ahmad Ibn Umar (as young Laal)
  • Kareena Kapoor (as Rupa D'souza)
  • Hafsa Ashraf (as young Rupa)
  • Mona Singh (as Gurpreet Kaur Chaddha)
  • Naga Chaitanya Akkineni (as Balaraju 'Bala' Bodi)

Laal Singh Chaddha Trailer

Aamir Khan as Laal Singh Chaddha looking at stars in Laal Singh Chaddha
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You can watch the trailer of Laal Singh Chaddha here:


The film is now available on Netflix.


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