Watch 3 Idiots
- 2 hr 44 min
3 Idiots is a coming-of-age comedy-drama film that was released in 2009, directed by Rajkumar Hirani and starring Aamir Khan, Madhavan, and Mona Singh. The movie is based on the novel "Five Point Someone" by Chetan Bhagat. The story revolves around three engineering students, Farhan Qureshi (Madhavan), Raju Rastogi (Sharman Joshi), and Ranchoddas "Rancho" Shamaldas Chanchad (Aamir Khan), who are roommates at the prestigious Imperial College of Engineering in Delhi. Despite being brilliant students, they are not happy with the education system which only focuses on marks and rote learning without fostering creativity, innovation, and critical thinking. Rancho is the free-spirited and innovative one, who believes in the power of education to make a difference in the world. He challenges the traditional teaching methods and practices and encourages his friends to pursue their passions and dreams, rather than conforming to societal and familial pressures. His unorthodox methods and unconventional ideas often put him at odds with the rigid and authoritarian head of the institution, Viru Sahastrabuddhe aka Virus (Boman Irani). The movie follows the journey of these three friends, as they navigate through the challenges of college life, love, and friendship. They have to face numerous obstacles and conflicts, both internal and external, that test their character, resilience, and loyalty. Farhan is struggling to pursue his passion for wildlife photography, while at the same time fulfilling his parents' expectations of becoming an engineer. Raju is experiencing financial difficulties and family pressure to secure a good job to support his family. Rancho is haunted by his past and is in search of his mentor, an altruistic scientist named Phunsukh Wangdu (also played by Aamir Khan) who inspired him to pursue his dreams. The movie is a rollercoaster ride of emotions, laughter, and tears. The humor is subtle and intelligent, blended with poignant and thought-provoking moments. The themes of education, self-discovery, and personal growth are explored in a profound and meaningful way. The movie raises important questions about the purpose of education, the value of creativity, and the role of teachers and students in shaping the future. The performances of the lead actors are outstanding. Aamir Khan delivers a tour de force performance as Rancho, portraying him with charm, wit, and sincerity. His chemistry with Madhavan and Sharman Joshi is palpable, and their conversations and banter are hilarious and heartwarming. Mona Singh also shines in her role as Pia, a medical student and love interest of Rancho. The music and songs of the film are equally impressive, with some of the most popular and catchy songs of Bollywood such as "All Izz Well" and "Jaane Nahin Denge Tujhe". Overall, 3 Idiots is a masterpiece of Indian cinema that has won critical and commercial acclaim both in India and abroad. It is a timeless and relevant film that inspires and entertains, and leaves a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of the audience.