3 Idiots (2009) review

3 Idiots (2009) Movie Review

3 Idiots (2009) review

‘Three Idiots’ is a remarkable ahead of its time Bollywood blockbuster. This film is a comedy movie with strong acting, memorable characters, a perplexing storyline, and most importantly, a highly motivational movie to choose the right path in your life.

Farhan Qureshi and Raju Rastogi want to re-unite with their fellow collegian, Rancho, after faking a stroke aboard an Air India plane, and excusing himself from his wife – trouserless – respectively. En route, they encounter another student, Chatur Ramalingam, now a successful businessman, who reminds them of a bet they had undertaken 10 years ago. The trio, while recollecting hilarious antics, including their run-ins with the Dean of Delhi’s Imperial College of Engineering, Viru Sahastrabudhe, race to locate Rancho, at his last known address – little knowing the secret that was kept from them all this time.

The film begins with Farhan and Raju going on a searching spree for Rancho after 10 years of their college life has ended. Over the whole of the journey of the road, they keep on lamenting the memories of their elite college life. It takes the first trust with the mandatory ragging session which enunciates who the leader of the gang is going to be. At this point enters the ever-charming Aamir Khan as Rancchodas. Rancho not only led his friends through all the mazes of peer pressure, illogical educational system but also taught them some excruciating exciting life mantras.

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Through the journey of college life, the three musketeers came in a confrontation with the authority as represented through the dominating figure of Viru Sahastrabuddhe who’s only principle to live is, to win the race of life you need to be fast or else “you’ll be like the broken egg of a cuckoo bird.”

Doesn’t he know that competition is effete, model students like Chatur (Omi) end up as duhs in real life and non-conformists like Rancho who care tuppence about being on top, could end up as eventual winners? More importantly, they could be high not only in IQ (intelligence quotient) but in EQ (emotional quotient) too, never losing their humaneness and social networking skills. In the process of traveling through the journey of college life, Rancho falls in love with Pia (Kareena Kapoor) who happens to be Viru Sahastrabuddhe’s daughter, and they in spite of all the odds in the path as destiny has carved out, Ranchho and Pia do end up together after a long wait of 10 years.

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The second half of the movie holds special mention due to its sudden turn of events as of Raju’s suicide attempt to the childbirth sequence. But it doesn’t take long for the film to jump back on track. The best part of the film is that this film is a factory of life lessons yet Hirani for not even once loses the humor essence of the movie. Certain sequences might even have you rolling on the floor, like the ragging sequence, Omi’s “chamatkar” speech, the mournful meal with Raju’s mom, attending Pia’s sister’s wedding, Ranchos sundry demo of how Pia has chosen the wrong guy for himself.

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3 idiots is a complete package watch from comedy to seriousness to life lessons to carry with yourself throughout. Along with the incredible acting of all the actors, Shantanu Moitra’s music score gave the movie a whole new level of life. Having been released in the year 2009, 3 idiots still now hold a good rank in our hearts when reminded of a Sunday Afternoon Movie Marathon with family!


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