Aamir Khan’s recently-released film, Laal Singh Chaddha, is receiving extreme reviews from critics and the audience, either they are really good or too bad. Majority of the people are taking their hatred on social media to the next level as they continue to boycott the movie.
Amidst this, an incident of how an Indian Air Force veteran received heavy backlash for posting a positive review of Laal Singh Chaddha on LinkedIn has caught our attention.
A Twitter user, @Hramblings, shared the screenshots of Wing Commander Amarjit Singh Bindra’s post in a thread about how a few netizens questioned his selection into Air Force just ‘coz he really liked the Aamir-starrer. So much so that trolls even called Bindra a “paid agent” of the actor.
“I wrote a simple post yesterday saying that I watched a movie & I liked it. I also recommended it for it’s entertainment value (sic),” Bindra wrote. “Till yesterday I thought that I am free to share my opinions. For the first time in my Life & first time on LinkedIn I got a taste of how hatred and prejudice makes people and their judgement blind (sic),” the veteran added.
A few evaluated technically about Army and selection in Army of a physically- challenged boy as portrayed in the movie.
-Amarjit Singh Bindra
Here’s what the now-deleted LinkedIn post reads:
One common “copy pasta” criticism is – this is an insult to army – showing a “low IQ” person being recruited into it. Mind blogging stuff. Chomus are abusing one or two ex service men who aren’t agreeing with that criticism.— Gajala – CEO, Sonic Solutions (@Hramblings) August 14, 2022
Bhakts and software sanghis calling autistic ppl as “low IQ” must be in record books.— Gajala – CEO, Sonic Solutions (@Hramblings) August 14, 2022
Twitterati are sharing what they feel about this post:
Wow. I’ve thought about disabling comments on the LSC tweet where these same things are being said to me, who is just some random white woman. Comments on that tweet are still open for now, mostly out of curiosity to see what more they will say https://t.co/csudQswIV7— Laina (@LainalovesBolly) August 14, 2022
People should stop imposing their opinions on others.. it’s just a movie there are way better topics which needs to be discussed but here people are more interested in boycotting a movie #IndiaAt75 https://t.co/eLVMibVSs1— Sanariama (@Srishty64931610) August 14, 2022
So basically a soldier is your so called ‘HERO’ until and unless he is doing whatever u think is right and matches with your opinion but once his thoughts differ from yours, he becomes a hypocrite? WHAT A SHAME (sic)!
Thank you for sharing!— 🌹 (@Crazzy_Fangurl) August 14, 2022
Firstly salutation to the veteran for his service🙏. They fight and give their life so we can sleep peacefully at night 🙏
Sad to see the country I was born in down the road to moral bankruptcy 🥲
This is a sad day for us all !!#WeLoveLaalSinghChaddha https://t.co/YErW9cW9O0
imagine calling a veteran disable soldier, anti national because he liked a movie with his family 😐 https://t.co/lej8OINDVO— gold rush ✨ (@ughmylife317) August 14, 2022
This boycott gang is spreading venom on every platform..twitter should suspend them permanently..— Naughty Balam🤪 (@NaughtyBalam) August 14, 2022
BOLLYWOOD PRIDE OF INDIA https://t.co/KeZcyAMSli
Need these kind of people to speak up. https://t.co/b3pp9zuVNI— Stud Tyagi (@sud_tyagi) August 14, 2022
Wing Commander Amarjit Singh Bindra responded to the trolls by saying:
They forgot that in their zeal to prove themselves right, they abused, insulted, and tried to humiliate a fiercely proud real and living disabled air force veteran…
-Amarjit Singh Bindra
As per Wing Commander Amarjit Singh Bindra’s LinkedIn post, he is a military transition coach as well. Bindra has motivated more than 100 military officers into corporates over last 3-4 years. He completed 40 years of his service in Indian Air Force this year.
Training session in Indo west academy , Ambala.— Amarjit Singh Bindra (@BossBindra) April 7, 2019
Nothing like transferring Right skills & Attitude to young minds of India.
Commander who Cares ! pic.twitter.com/s0pATygwzO
Meanwhile, coming back to Laal Singh Chaddha, Aamir Khan plays the role of an autistic man who gets selected into Indian Army. This has been widely criticised by a section of the audience. So much so that as per Hindustan Times, a Delhi-based lawyer, Vineet Jindal recently filed a complaint against the makers for “defaming” the army.
In the movie, the makers have depicted that a mentally challenged person was allowed to join Army to fight in the Kargil War. It is a well-known fact that the best army personnel were sent to fight the Kargil war and rigorously trained army personnel fought the war but the movie makers intentionally depicted the said situation to demoralise and defame the Indian Army.