Cast: Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, Madhavan, Kareena, Boman Irani.
Directed by : Rajkumar Hirani
Length: 2 hours 50 mins (approximately)
Loosely based on novel ‘5 Point Someone’ by Chetan Bhagat, '3-Idiots' is a feel good movie which is hilarious, filled with emotions and comes with a clear message for the current education system. Set in the background of an Engineering college, the movie focuses on the real ground issues prevalent in current system as theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge, exam stress, career rat race, student suicides, peer and parents pressure.
The film starts with Farhan (Madhavan) who has boarded a plane and a frantic call from his college friend “Silencer” who tells them that Rancho (Aamir) has been found. He manages to get the plane do an emergency landing by enacting a cardiac arrest and is on route to pick up Raju (Sharman). Soon they find that he is in Shimla and they start the journey to meet him. Then movie goes into a flashback.
Shot in IIM-Bangalore, the 3 students Farhan, Raju and Rancho enter the Imperial College of Engineering (ICE), the premier college of Engineering in India of which Viru Sahastrabudhhe aka ‘Virus’ (Boman Irani) is the dean of. College starts with Ragging of the newcomers where seniors are trying to force undo their pants. Rancho takes the charge and pulls of the plug on the senior with his plain simple knowledge of science. Following these are very comic sequences in college involving Rancho and various professors and the dean himself.
The movie rides on the emotional drama unfolding at various check points where Rancho emerges as the savior. Rancho is the best friend who makes his friends realize their dreams, the unknown stranger who ignites a break-up and then falls in love with Pia (Kareena) who is actually Viru’s daugher, the scientist who comes up with innovations that come from applying theory to practice. The ultimate timings of the dialogs and the jokes will engross you so much that you wouldn’t want the movie to stop.
Rancho emerges as the Student of the Year while he graduate and mysteriously disappears. And movie then comes back to the present. And from here to “All Iz Well” is the happy ending of the movie.
There is so much to write in the review. But wouldn’t want to spoil the fun for the movie-goers. :).
Positives: Movie is a laughter riot. Based on a strong script Aamir, Sharman and Madhavan delivers the positive message that Hirani wishes to tell as he has done with the MunnaBhai series. You can relate Rancho with Munnabhai, and will fall in love with the fun-loving, patient and extremely soft hearted character. The Music is notably good. Boman is also an respectable and adorable in his role.
Negatives: Kareena was in a short 20 min cameo role. (I’d rather consider it as a positive, but for the junta).
Verdict: 5/5. After all the movie is inspired from “5 point someone” ;). The movie is a total paisa-wasool and is right for this festive season. I am really lucky to see the 2 awesome movies – Avatar and 3 Idiots back to back, a good start to the end of this year. I am ready to watch any of the movie again. Any goers ?
Original Post: http://blog.bhavikvora.com/post/2009/12/24/3-Idiots-(2009-e28093-Hindi).aspx