25 December 2009 released comedy-drama 3 Idiots is directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The story of the film revolves around the friendship of three friends at an engineering college and its story is about the social pressures under an Indian education system. The film stars Amir Khan as Ranchoddas...more
25 December 2009 released comedy-drama 3 Idiots is directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The story of the film revolves around the friendship of three friends at an engineering college and its story is about the social pressures under an Indian education system. The film stars Amir Khan as Ranchoddas Chanchad, R. Madhavan as Farhan, Sharman Joshi as Raju Rastogi, Kareena Kapoor as Piya, Omi Vaidya as Chatur Ramalingam and Boman Irani as Dr. Viru Sahastrabuddhe.
3 Idiots is the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend in India and had the highest opening day collections for an Indian film til that time, and also held the record for the highest net collections in the first week for a Bollywood film. With ₹459.96 crores this film was the highest-grossing Indian film ever at the time. The film won six Filmfare Awards including Best Film and three National Film Awards including Best Popular Film. Overseas, it won the Grand Prize at Japan's Videoyasan Awards and was nominated for Best Outstanding Foreign Language Film at the Japan Academy Awards and Best Foreign Film at China's Beijing International Film Festival. less
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With his new release- 3 Idiots, Aamir Khan would be eager to chant Merry Christmas with the hat-trick of blockbusters after TZP and Ghajini thrashed all box office records in the last two years. Backing him up in his endeavor is the superhit producer-director duo of Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani who has given us the affable desi character Munnabhai. So, the question remains whether 3Idiots live up to all the expectations or just fizzles amidst all the hooplah. Though in bolly-nagri fortune-pendulum swings every Friday, still if promos are any indication then the chances of latter is minimal. 3 Idiots is a satire against the society especially to those parents who overlook their childrens passion and dreams for more stereotyped yet alluring future prospects. Few reels into the flick and the sense of deja vu surmount any other prevalent feeling at that point of time. While the engineering grads would feel at familiar grounds, others would find something or the other to relate to. The narrative never goes over the top; be it ragging sessions or campus masti, classroom arguments of the idiots and principles torch-bearers or hostel life antics, parents routine preaching or the romantic angle- everything kept well in control to keep the interest level intact. Ace craftsman Raju Hirani is mighty successful in churning out the best emotions out of one and all the actors throughout the roller-coaster ride. While few scenes prompt you to laugh your gall bladder out, few others will compel you to shed salient water intermittently. Add to it the fact that there were enough twists-n-turns that keep audiences conjecturing, tightly fastened on their edge of the seat. Agreed, few sequences were highly melodramatic and logic-defying which in turn might choke moviegoers intestines, but I presume our digestive system has been made immune to all these bollywood-sque idiocy, isnt it? 3 Idiots is like a voyage that jump-starts with a fresh breath of air, jaunts with a fragrance of lilacs and ends on a summit.Although, being a superstar Aamir Khan grabs the cake but still he is just the small cog in large wheels of 3Idiots; all the other protagonists gets the role that would grace their curriculum vitae in years to come . Sharman Joshi once again proves his mettle both in rib-tickling scenes as well as in the eyes-drenching ones. Madhavan plays his part as Aamirs real buddy and gives an astounding act to be at par with other two idiots. As a lone 3 Idiots academic-foe, Omi does a superlative job with his cramming hindi recitation. Watch him bringing the house down with his hilarious chamatkaari speech on teachers day. Boman Irani continued the legacy of his previous two avatars for Raju Hirani and delivers a breathtaking rendition of obnoxious-yet- astute professor. Kareena excels in the short-n-sweet role and thankfully gives preference to the performance than to her new found zero-figure oomph. Coming back to the perfectionist, its amazing how an 45-year old actor get into the shoes of a 18-20 year old college going bloke, and that too with a customary ridiculous ease. He is one contemporary actor who convincingly tickles your funny bones with his unrelenting humor and also compels you to shed tears or two when he enacts the emotional self. I have made this as the title of my TZP review and couldnt stop myself to encrypt here too Take a bow Aamir, Take a Bow!!!The music and songs routine is stitched well within the movie and never looked out of context. Unfortunately, Raju as an Editor immolated the best song Gimme some Sunshine in the final cut, but still it would be the Youth-anthem for all those who miss their school-college days and want to relive those golden moments of their life. Aal izz well is the masti song and already scoring in the chartbusters, Zoobie-Doobie fills in the void of romantic number but picturised beatifically to give it a new fervor. Behti hawaa sa tha woh is like a rhapsodic General Introduction of the lead actor while Jaane nahi denge is an elegiac plea to the almighty for the well-being of the friend; full marks to Sonu Nigam for crooning the song in pain-ridden voice.Verdict: (Abstaining from all Gyaanbaazi, my verdict would be as fit as a fiddle and as straight as a needle; would surely be the shortest for me till date)- There are few other movies and there is 3 idiots. Watch it for all money and Stay in Peace.