Xclusive – 3 Idiots (review, spoiler, test your CQ & who is that 4th guy)

Posted: December 21, 2009 by moifightclub in bollywood, cast & crew, cinema, CQ - Cinema Quotient, film review, News, reviews, Story / Plot / Synopsis, Thoughts, Xclusive
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Dhan TeDan! Its here. The much awaited film of the year, Raj Kumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots is all set to release this friday. The film stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kpoor, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and Omi Vaidya. The screenings have started and two of our good friends (CA & MP) who have already seen the film wrote a mini-review for us.

In short, whatever you are expecting from Raj Kumar Hirani, he delivers and delivers it well. It will make only one man will be unhappy – Shah Rukh Khan. Here it is, first from CA…

Film has Munnabhai feel and Raju Hirani’s touch, which is simplistic yet very profound. Like the usage of day to day nuances is beautiful, including ‘all is well’. Good performances by the entire cast, and every charcter has been etched out well. Film takes few liberties and seems like any other regular masala hindi film, but it goes damn well with the film’s tone. The emotional graph of the film is really very well maintained, good mix of emotional scenes and really funny situations. Overall a great entertainer  – CA

And here is the mini-review by MP….

Living up to the hype of 3 Idiots, Raju Hirani does manage to dish out a complete entertainer for this year end. This edition of his movies takes a leaf out form the lives of students at the Imperial College of Engineering which epitomizes the mechanical competitive race that we have be become, leaving no scope for wisdom, thought and education. Having said that, the movie is a riot of humour and emotions. After the Munnabhai series, 3 Idiots does carve out Raju Hirani’s figure of a social commentator. The movies scores in all its departments. Performance of the ensemble cast, nuances of the jokes, cinematography, dialogues are all very well done. The pace of the movie is not marred by the songs and they do carry the story forward. All in all a movie not to be missed.The dialogues and the situations in the movie are to watch out for. Ramlingam’s (verify character name) speech on teacher’s day is hilarious and so is his performance. All the characters are belivable and I feel like I have met such people. Cranky professors, pranks, discussions, and the way students do “jugaad” is quite reminiscent of my own college days – MP

Time for SPOILER! Go ahead at your own risk. Should we do it ? or Shouldn’t we ? We love being nasty, but only to those whom we hate. And Hirani doesnt feature in that list. But see if we can crack it. Test Your CQ.

We are sure that you already know the synopsis of 3 Idiots. If you dont, click here. The surprise element in the film is Rancho’s story. So, the big question is who is Rancho (Aamir Khan) and why does he vanishes ?

1.  He is on a mission. A secret mission, much like what Shah Rukh Khan was doing in Main Hoon Na.

2. He gets completely disillusioned with the education system and charts out a new way where talent is given prefernce over merit.

3. He is posing as someone else and so cant reveal his identity to anyone. He returns back to his place because he has miles to go and promises to keep. Just another good soul doing good deeds!

4. Its a big set up to run away with the girl he falls for, Kareena Kapoor who is Boman Irani’s daughter, but unintentionally ends up teaching few lessons to everyone.

5.  He ends up commiting a BIG  BIG mistake (remember Ketan Mehta’s Holi) and with no option in hand he runs away from everyone. But truth is something else and he finally redeems himself.

Take  a guess, test you Cinema Quotient and put it in the comment section. And here are few more general observations by those who saw it and mailed us….

1.Boman Irani delivers it again. In spirit, he is much like Dr Asthana but in a new character.

2. Kareena Kapoor doesnt have much to do. 

3.The film belongs to Aamir Khan. It takes some time to settle down with his character and mannerism but once it happens, there is no looking back.

4. What doesnt work ? Hmmmm. Hmmmmmmm. Hmmmmmmmmmmm. Few cinematic liberties, thats it!

5.The story starts with Madhavan narrating the story of Rancho, their college life and as expected, ends on a happy note.

6.Who is that fourth guy ? After the film, lot of people will ask this question and google his name.  Yes, a new actor! Omi Vaidya is Los Angeles based actor who makes his debut in bollywood with 3 Idiots.

BTW, if you still havent read Trash Adarsh’s review, click here.  And go book your tickets.

  1. mansi says:

    this is gonna make srk so jealous nd unhappy—YIPPEE!! YES!! YES!!!.i m so happy..i detest d guy!!!!

  2. Rohit says:

    thxn for the reviews and insider scoop but didn’t quite understand why SRK will be unhappy.

  3. SH says:

    SRK will be unhappy cause he was supposed to do Aamirs role

  4. Rohit says:

    maybe RKH didn’t sleep with him like KJo did

  5. Brintha says:

    yesss ace khan and raju hirani combo!

    TFS the movie is set to take a thunderous opening and with strong wom, it’s on its way to becoming another monstrous hit like ghajini!

  6. lmfrz says:

    Mod if u remove my above comment… u also need to remove Rohit’s…
    or is this a SRK bashing site?

  7. desitara says:

    Hey anyone has any idea which character is Aamir playing according to the book. For the CQ test i think it’s option 4 🙂

    BTW All you Bollywood lovers please check this out http://www.desitara.com/talent/contest/Ticket+To+Bollywood

  8. saba says:

    john ibrahim is there in 3 idiots character called omi….

  9. sputnik says:

    ‘According to the 3 Idiots ARG website, “In what would be a kind of world first, Khan has launched what he calls, an ‘Alternative Reality Game’ (ARG) of Three Idiots”. For this Aamir has ‘disappeared’ and the actor is traveling incognito across parts of India and gives a clue (a riddle) which would help in finding which city he is located in. The makers have tied it well with the story of 3 Idiots as Aamir’s character supposedly goes missing in the movie. Everyone including the media has been raving about how innovative the idea is, but is it original?’
    ‘The marketing idea is copied from the segment “Where in the world is Matt Lauer? Guess!” on NBC’s Today show, which featured co-host Matt Lauer traveling the world to various locations. ‘

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