Just finished watching 3 idiots. In simple words the movie is a great entertainment. it has got emotion, it has the wit and humour, some unrealistic moments and yet a totally charming performance by Amir Khan, Madhavan and Sharman Joshi. Coming from the director Rajkumar Hirani and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra of Munna Bhai and Lage Raho Munna Bhai, the movie had to be mindblowing. Amir has performed amazingly as a young college student with the ideal expressions and mindset of a youth in college. So was the performance of Madhavan and Sharman. I would say Bollywood’s biggest celebrities are doing pretty well in performing the younger characters, Rancho for Amir and Auro for Amitabh. In fact Amir is a step ahead for his much appreciated taare zamin paar -a unique concept that he thought so well from the mindset of a child.
be that as it may, i enjoyed 3 idiots thoroughly. to critique it i would say the delivery of (Mona Singh) mona’s child is purely unrealistic even though it would gain a lot of hands for the dramatic delivery that (Amir) Rancho performs in a waterlogged monsoon night. with (Kareena Kapoor) Pia stuck at her hospital, she assists Rancho on webcam to perform the delivery of her sister. Rancho uses his inverter to generate electricity in a university room, makes a suction crown and with that he also makes a succeful delivery of the child.
Rushing (Sharman) Raju’s paralysed bedridden father to the hospital on Pia’s scooty after his heart attack was little too exaggerating. in that regards even Raju committing suicide from (Boman Irani) Professor Viru Sahastrabudhhe aka Virus’s office, which is above five or six floors and yet surviving is also not quite possible. I am talking about the scene where Professor Virus gave Raju the choice to rusticate himself or his best buddy Rancho for trespassing his house the past night and urinating at his doorstep.
in spite of some of these unrealistic plots, the movie manages to convey messages to the audiences. it tells parents that they should not force their children to become doctor or engineer against their will. it is unlikely that they will be able to deliver well in subject that they are not interested. instead if they are given the liberty to pick their subject of preference, they are likely to excel in that. a lot of students commit suicide for not being able to live up to their parents’ expectation or achieve the much expected grade. one of the college students approached professor virus to find out about seat reservation at the convocation because his father planned to invite members of his village at the programme to welcome the first son of the village as engineer. professor virus shatters his excitement saying that he will not pass until he completes his project. all he wanted was an extension of sometime and he could get through with his graduation but he lost all the hope at the arrogant rejection of the professor. he dumped the flying object that he made for his project. Amir watched the conversation between the student and professor virus. he picked up the flying object from the bin and finished its pending works to surprise the student. but that day the student had hung himself against the ceiling fan in his room.
another message in the movie is the conventional or rather a medieval system of education where the teachers only accept answers that exact the language of the book. amir’s problem is his ability to simplify subjects he studied in his language. but the teacher would not accept his definition unless they match the exact words of the book. on contrary, (Omi Vaidya) Chatur Ramalingam aka Silencer, who was “born in Uganda and brought up in Pondicherry” as he proudly says, would memorise the whole book before his exam and yet come out second. to teach silencer a lesson, Rancho and (Madhavan) Farhan Qureshi play a prank on him. they tweak the welcome message of a college ceremony that Silencer would read out later. in place of addressing professor virus a wonderful person, Rancho and Farhan replaced the word wonderful with rapist. leaving the event’s guests rolling on the floor out of Silencer’s remarks the script also explained the consequence of memorising. During the whole address Silencer flawlessly kept addressing Professor Virus a rapist (in place of a wonderful man) and appreciated for all the rapes (in place of wonderful works) he did.
as a student with knack for studies since his childhood, amir would top in his exams everytime. Raju and Farhan would however be the last two students of the class. in spite of the differences, the three are best friends. and together they play a number of pranks on Professor virus, Silencer and other teachers. on the romantic end of the story, Pia, the daughter of Professor virus, ends up with Rancho after he provides her with some free advices that really works for her to make decisions in life.
at the end of the day, i would say the movie is a great watch.