Keeping all the potboilers aside, today I choose to review one of my favorites – 3 Idiots. Though the movie got its due with 39 accolades and INR 690 crores revenue on box office, I feel I owe this review to the movie as it never fails to inspire its audience. Even those who know this movie verbatim.
The movie hit the box office in 2009, when there were no explicit answers to the rising number of suicide attempts by students. 3 idiots, not only successfully highlighted the root cause, but also sufficed us with apt suitable solutions. You might smell idealism when Rancho (Amir Khan) stresses upon excellence and rejects success. Other lead includes Raju (Sharman Joshi), who hails from a very poor family that inflates the pressure of success. Farhan, R. Madhavan, is the ubiquitous middle class student working according to his parents’ dreams. The three roomies soon become besties and the humor thereafter will surely leave you doubled up.
Cherry on the cake is Virus, played by Boman Irani, who is acknowledged for his exemplary performances in Munna Bhai MBBS and its sequel. Virus’s entry, Dinner at Raju’s house, Chatur’s vulgar speech, and many more would keep you engaged.
However, after Raju and Farhan learnt their lessons, there is an extended end that I found is a little overwhelming and unnecessary. Rancho, whose extreme intelligence is already established, out of the blues becomes a doctor and delivers a lady’s child. The lady happens to be Virus’ first daughter. If the scene was introduced to bring Virus on his knees, that could have been easily achieved after Raju and Farhan’s success, which he had deemed impossible.
One thing I liked the most about this film was the screenplay. Beginning in present tense, the story flawlessly transiting between present and past. Kudos Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Chopra.
Raj Kumar Hirani, director, could add another film added to the success bag after Munna Bhai MBBS. Famous for his aggression, Vidhu Vinod Chopra could multiply his dough by producing his film. The film took its inspiration from famous novel five point someone by Chetan Bhagat. If you read the novel before watching movie, you would feel the traces.
My Ratings: 4.5/5