site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Movies » 3 Idiots » 3 Idiots Movie Review

3 Idiots movie review

(55 fans)
Add to List
Add to Favourite
3 Idiots

Cast Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, John Abraham, Madhavan    more...
Director Rajkumar Hirani

News & Features
Cast & Crew
Fan Club
Trailers & Videos
Message Board
Movie Showtimes
Click on the Like button to get updates about 3 Idiots directly on your Facebook page.

The 3 Idiots Movie Review

Three Point Something
By Naresh Kumar Deoshi
Rating: 3.5/5

Pants down and palms up! Give a high five to Rajkumar Hirani, whose formula of cocktailing entertainment with social messages has given us jaadu ki japphi and Gandhigiri in the past. His latest baby 3 Idiots isn’t exactly the cinematic ‘chamatkar’ it’s cracked up to be. It’s a frothy, feelgood, fun-filled, one-time-watch film that leaves you smiling but doubtful whether you wanna walk back in for another viewing.

Borrowing only scraps from Chetan Bhagat’s ‘Five Point Someone’, Hirani and co-writer Abhijat Joshi churn out some delectable idiotgiri, laced with juvenile humour and tear-shedding moments. The only trouble is that the film’s core message is hammered out so many times that by the end it begins to lose its punch.

Salt water is a good conductor of electricity. Everyone’s read it, but Rancho (Aamir Khan) applied it on his ‘pissed-off’ senior to escape getting ragged on his very first day of the Imperial Engineering College. An Edison-in-the-making, he believes in striving for excellence rather than success, which, in fact, is the core message of the film.

But excellence can’t be had if you strive half-heartedly or fearfully or, worst, mechanically. Thereby come in three more characters - Farhan (Madhavan) who wants to be a wild life photographer but is doing engineering to fullfil his dad’s dream; Raju (Sharman Joshi), a poor lad who’s so afraid of failure that his fear has become a self-fulfilling prophecy; and Chatur (Omi) who’s a learning machine adept at mugging up books.

On top of them is the ever grimacing professor Viru Sahastrabuddhe (Boman Irani), fondly called Virus, telling them that the world’s a rat race in which one has to step on another to get to the top. No wonder the ingenious Rancho is an oddball out in the herd. His questions perplex his professors. And his disdain for the education system that professes learning by rote makes him the arch foe of Virus. Sandwiched between the two foes is Virus’s doctor daughter Pia (Kareena Kapoor) who falls for Rancho but has to face up to her eccentric pa at home.

Hirani and Joshi take this basic story, spin it on its head, and make it a tale of a quest of Farhan and Raju for their lost friend Rancho, who disappeared after topping the college. The writer duo packs in some fine humour and drama but overshoot the mark at some places. For instance, Chatur’s convocation speech in which the word ‘Chamatkar’ is replaced by ‘Balatkar’ is a gag stretched too long. And there’s too much butt baring and dropping of pants. And the screenplay too takes a circuitous route through a funeral and a wedding, both not essential to the plot.

Despite these foibles, ‘3 Idiots’ makes for an enjoyable watch, thanks to the bonhomie cracked up on screen by Aamir, Madhavan and Sharman. Aamir’s Rancho is a bouncy, fidgety genius with a golden heart. The 44-year-old actor almost passes off as a 22-year-old collegian, bringing out in his character the juvenile buoyancy and vivacity few actors of his age can. Madhavan and Sharman give ample support from the flanks, but a word of praise needs to be reserved for Sharman who shines equally in dramatic as well as funny scenes. Kareena, sadly, has been relegated to a corner but makes her presence felt in a few well-enacted sequences, but it’s Boman Irani who comes up with the best performance in the ensemble with his brilliant portrayal of an eccentric professor. His jawline protruded, his brows pursed, his gait ungainly, his speech lisped, Irani is every bit the vile and virulent Virus he’s supposed to be.

Shantanu Moitra’s music and Muralidharan’s cinematography complement the flick well. Rajkumar Hirani spins a yarn that despite a few botches has its heart in the right place. For this alone, ‘3 Idiots’ definitely ought to be seen and enjoyed.

User Reviews for 3 Idiots

Sort by:   Date  |  Votes  |  Recent Votes

12 Jan 2014
osum movie
I love it
People thought this was helpful: 

04 Nov 2013
i love it with passion
this movie has been soo educative to me and it will always be
People thought this was helpful: 

12 Sep 2013
Great movie
Great movie... worth watching multiple times.
People thought this was helpful: 

24 May 2012
3 idiots
I love this movie very much. all the casts had performed well. The flow of story was good. It was GREAT! :D
People thought this was helpful: 

20 May 2012
56 omar slaoui rabat
my favourite actor is aamir khan
People thought this was helpful: 
« Previous 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 Next »  
Login to Write Review

Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Check out Salman Khan's swagger in 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' wallpapers
What's Hot In Movies
Happy New YearBang Bang
KickBombay Samurai
RoyMad About Dance
PKSingh Is Bling
Singham ReturnsKill Dil
Mary KomIts Entertainment
Finding FannyHumpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
KhoobsuratDolly Ki Doli
Raja NatwarlalCreature 3d
Salman KhanShahrukh Khan
Katrina KaifKareena Kapoor
Alia BhattPriyanka Chopra
Aishwarya RaiHrithik Roshan
Surveen ChawlaVarun Dhawan
New Hindi MoviesKatrina Kaif Wallpapers
Photo Galleries 

Sharman Joshi at the screening of ‘3 Idiots’ at Vidhu Vinod Chopra Film Festival

Kareena, Sharman, Madhavan @ '3 Idiots' Script Book Launch
3 Idiots Reviews 
Movie Review : Three Point Something (3.5/5)
Pants down and palms up! Give a high five to Rajkumar Hirani, whose formula of cocktailing entertainment with social messages has given us jaadu ki japphi and Gandhigiri in the past. His latest baby 3 Idiots isn’t exactly the cinematic ‘chamatkar’ it’s cracke...
Music Review : Juvenile melodies (3/5)
It has to be something different when it’s an Aamir Khan film. The music of 3 Idiots was launched on the internet followed by a virtual tete-e-tete with the stars of the film. Though Kareena Kapoor, R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi aren...
Most Favourable User Review : Raju Hirani did it again!!! Fantastic! (4.5/5)
Superb Movie, Amazing concept and Marvelous acting by Amir and gang... more
Most Critical User Review : idiots (0.5/5)
this is very interesting movie,... more
3 Idiots News and Features 
The 'Tees Maar Khan' buzz is missing!   - ApunKaChoice   - 1863 days ago
It lacks the magic, feels ApunKaChoice readers. Tees Maar Khan is the third film by the hit director more...

Slideshow - Bollywood’s December delight with eleven films   - ApunKaChoice   - 1864 days ago
Love, sex, laughs and patriotism - all coming this month. The month of December comes with thrill, e more...

First Trailer - Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi in ‘Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji’   - ApunKaChoice   - 1867 days ago
Three men in search of love. Madhur Bhandarkar’s experiment with comedy has taken shape. His first more...

Pics - Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor’s startling performance at GIMA 2010   - ApunKaChoice   - 1885 days ago
The wonderful couple. Saif Ali Khan gave a winsome performance at the Chevrolet Global India Music A more...

Aamir Khan to act in Farhan Akhtar’s suspense thriller   - ApunKaChoice   - 1896 days ago
After Shahrukh Khan it's Aamir. After much speculations Farhan Akhtar has finally started filming hi more...

Aamir Khan set for clash with Priyanka Chopra   - ApunKaChoice   - 1901 days ago
‘Dhobi Ghat’ poses threat to ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’. An Aamir Khan film gets seat bumps in theatr more...

3 Idiots Wallpapers 

3 Idiots Photos 
3 Idiots3 Idiots3 Idiots
3 Idiots Fan Club Members 




3 Idiots Videos 

'3 Idiots' DVD Launch - Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani, Sharman Joshi, Madhavan

Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor