The '3 IdIoTs'

Okie... this is really late... since the day I saw 3 idiots.. I really wanted to write this review but somehow it just didnt happen.. I mean probably I was too lazy... no I WAS too lazy.. anyways.. now finally I am kind of when celebrating my 'Blog - week' ... I am writing.. writing.. and writing!!

3 Idiots.. is another hit by Aamir... and very honestly I will call it Aamir's more than Chetan Bhagat's... Though I am a person who goes with the book version more than movie version but this time.. the story isnot so simple... the movie is based on the same plot the characters arent same... I mean their character traits! and also the story... Aamir modified it and he did it for the best.. because trust me if it was simply the Chetan Bhagat story - I really doubt if you will even see it...
No offense meant.. Chetan Bhagat is a good person and a good writer.. but somehow he hasnt been able to catch my attention with his books yet! Indeed I hated 'The three mistakes...' and if I were to write such a book.. I will count reading THAT book as one of my mistakes!!

Anyways... somewhere I heard a say 'All great stories begin in college' ... and so does this one.. I mean okie.. it begins in a plane.. but it starts to unveil itself when they reach on the water tank... so.. that great line I heard.. holds true here too!

Moving on.. the story is about the search for someone by his friends... this person called Ranchod Das Shyamal Das Jhanhad (sorry if its not correct)... popularly 'Rancho' ... Rancho was a working genius... he used the knowledge he gained... and he was kind of using it to the fullest... we all learn.. and probably we all know the same thing but as it is in Mathematics... we understand it better when we practice it... Rancho practiced it and also he learnt everything that he had an acess to...

While on the search for Rancho... the two friends remember the times they spent with him... the story of the 3 friends unfold - Rancho, Farhan and Raju... Raju belonged to a poor family and he was there to do something to better the living conditions for his family... Farhan was in the institute because his father wanted him to... Rancho helped his friends realise the problem with them and find a solution... Meanwhile.. the Dean of the Institue - Viru Sahastrabudhi (sorry again if the name isnt right)... popularly known as 'Virus' played by Boman Irani.. is a man who believes in mugging up... he believes in gaining knowing but not implementing it.. to be a good competent but maybe not a good student... he wants to win but he doesnt know the right path to work for the victory!

So like most hindi movies... there is 'since birth' rivalry between Rancho and Virus.. Rancho goes beyond being just a student.. he believes he can tell everyone when he thinks something isnt right and his methods are mostly effective... and even more like hindi movies.. Rancho falls in love with the Dean's daughter who is a medical student..

While Rancho creates alot of problems for Virus.. he falls immidiately in love with Virus's daughter - Neha... he helps Neha dump 'Suhas' who was with Neha just for he was seeing profit.. another Virus... Neha eventually falls in for Rancho along with hating him for troubling her dad...

Above everything.. the movie provides two comic reliefs - Suhas and Silencer.. Suhas is an engineer with MBA working in a Bank in foreign country... he is Neha's fiancee but sees life as a profit - loss statement.. Rancho gave a 'demo' to proove this and finally Neha leaves him...
Silencer is another student at the institute.. he too wants to win and finds Virus as ever correct... he is opposite to the 3 protagonists since beginning and his famous speech will live on like legendary movies like Titanic!! :D

Meanwhile... we get to know that Rancho topped every year.. but at the end of the college... he mysteriously left without a word... since then his friends - Raju and Farhan searched him.. the person who helped Raju overcome his fears and get a job.. and who helped Farhan know his real interests and convince his parents for them... and also gave Neha the strength! However.. once Rancho went.. he never returned and there was totally no news or no sign of him...

Five years hence they were called by Silencer who seemed to have an idea where Rancho was... and so they set on the journey.. the journey reveals more than it was meant to.. Rancho turned not to be just a brilliant student and a brilliant friend but alot more... he had set up a school in remote area of the country where he made the students innovative and imaginative! Neha is on the verge on getting married to Suhas but Farhan and Raju kidnap her from her wedding.. or say run with her and take her along to search Rancho...

All in all.. the movie is good.. and a perfect relief from the gross movies that were coming for a while now... however the movie had its own drawbacks...

Like all Aamir movies.. in this too... there is a message... against the wrong system of school and college teaching... however a few things shown are totally impractical.. like one person alone CANNOT change it... we will continue to have students like Joy and Raju who will keep quiting... Abolishment of examination is no alternative either... it is rather a hide out.. students have to be built strong from younger clases... I hate it when parents say my child is 2nd in class... or my child is good in academics but what will he do in co-curricular.. and these are parents of students of classes till 5th...

I mean.. do you all know that all children in this world are special.. no not like in Taare Zameen Pe... I mean till date whoever I have met.. they all have had a special talent... a talent that no one has... all people I know are amazing in something or the other... but the problem that comes is.. we all are so much stuck up in this system that breaking free is so difficult.. those people are so much into their routine life.. trying to meet ends that somewhere they have lost that magic.. or say forgotten its worth...

I just hope that Aamir's effort helps to bring some change!

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