Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Flop Called Laal Singh Chaddha

Aamir as Laal Singh Chaddha

Laal Singh Chaddha has flopped because it is a dumb, horrible, and crappy remake of Forrest Gump. This movie’s screenplay is more asinine than it needs to be. Its dialogues are irritating; its songs are nauseating. Aamir Khan’s performance is pretentious and inane. Kareena Kapoor’s performance is stupefyingly hideous. Some movies cause a headache; Laal Singh Chaddha is so awful that it causes a full body ache. This is the worst Bollywood movie of the year so far. 

As an actor, Aamir belongs to the dustbin of Bollywood history—and as a political thinker (ranter), he belongs to the special hell which is reserved for tyrants, nihilists, and Marxist journalists. I will admit, every time I see Aamir on TV, smugly and pretentiously pontificating on politics, culture, and Hinduism, I want his films to flop and all trace of them to disappear into the bottom of the Indian Ocean. In his interviews, Aamir sermonizes like an intellectual, and pretends to be an expert on Indian issues; sadly, the journalists who interview him lack the integrity to inform him that he’s not.

The one good thing about Laal Singh Chaddha is that it is such a super-duper flop that there is little chance of Aamir daring to plague Indians with a sequel. Maybe he will stop making movies; maybe he will stop giving interviews. #BoycottLaalSinghChaddha


Ankur said...

I started to follow this blog assuming that you're a serious "right wing" intellectual and not a ranter like one of your ilks.

And I was oh so wrong.

Anoop Verma said...

@Ankur: Once can't focus on serious topic every day, all 30 days of the month. Once in a while one needs to let one's hair down and give vent to some frivolous emotions. :-)

Anonymous said...

Need to call a spade a spade, article is well written sir, perfectly summarizes what the masses feel

Anonymous said...

Love your articles. And this one is no exception. We are all allowed to rant once in a while. I feel the same way. I truly hope the movie flops