Signature Chopra-Hirani style X Chetan Bhagat’s characterization & situations + Aamir Khan’s superb acting = A thoroughly entertaining and absolutely hilarious movie that you shouldn’t miss! Rating: 4/5
Film critics would argue that 3 Idiots brings back memories from our good old Munnabhai MBBS where a breezy light-hearted hero – Rancho (Aamir Khan) questions the ills of our rote system of education and insists that ‘Kamyab banne ke liye nahi kaabil banne ke liye pardho, kamyabi jhak maar tumhare peeche aayegi!’ and challenges the ideals of the strict dean Viru Sahastra Buddhe (Boman Irani) who is bent on bursting the hero’s bubble again and again. The film becomes a roller coaster ride in the process in the war between Rancho and Virus (the dean) and the hero also tries to woo the dean’s daughter (as in Munnabhai too). I’d agree to the basic similarities between the two films, and the best similarity is that 3 Idiots is just as simple, good and hilarious as Munnabhai… perhaps also better!
The overall effect of the movie is superb. The film takes you by storm and absorbs you in the lives of adorable Rancho, Farhan and Raju who discover themselves in the process of getting an Engineering degree for themselves. Crisp and witty dialogues of Abhijaat Joshi and Raj Hirani applied to Chetan Bhagat’s suggested situations from his book Five Point Someone and of course Aamir Khan’s acting would hold tight of your senses till the end of the film. Undoubtedly, Aamir Khan outshines everyone and reigns supreme as the Best Actor!
The film has some moments which look too over-the-top, like when Mona’s (Mona Singh) non-responsive baby springs to life on the sound of Aal Izz Well mantra of Rancho and friends. But we are willing to over look that for the overall effect of the film. Performances are amazing and Aamir Khan takes it away completely from the others but Boman Irani is good and so are R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi. Kareena has a small but a cute role and she looks gorgeous in her minimal makeup look, love the sequence when she is drunk. Special mention to Los Angeles based actor Omi Vaidya in the role of Chatur Ramalingam, who gets to deliver the funniest sequence of the film – the Teacher’s Day speech that literally made people in the theatre roll on floor with laughter!
I’d say just don’t miss this film!