‘Idiot’ is a Compliment

3 Idiots is a Hindi comedy film (based on a novel by Chetan Bhagat, Five Point Someone – What Not To Do at IIT).

So you thought this would be another ‘dumb and dumber’ comedy show? Really quiet different from what you had in mind.

Farhan Qureshi (R. Madhavan), Raju Rastogi (Sharman Joshi), and Rancchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad “Rancho” (Aamir Khan) are three engineering students who share a room in a hostel at the Imperial College of Engineering “ICE”. Farhan took engineering obeying his father’s decision, Raju is studying engineering to raise his family’s fortune while Rancho’s was for his love for machines and devices. And among the three, Rancho was different – unique. He has the intelligence driven with great philosophy and values but such principles won’t go unbarred. And the only way to keep it strong and steady is by keeping your heart free from fear. And that’s how Rancho won the bet.

The story was deeply woven with what life is all about — that’s concerning with career. Is it something that having much yet unsatisfied with the work you have, or having less yet you can afford to smile every single day of your existence? Rancho taught Farhan and Raju to do the things you won’t be regretting when you’re in your deathbed. And wisely advised, choose what your heart is telling you that makes you happy.


Rancho: All is well. ‘aal izz well’. Our heart scares easily, you have to trick it. However big the problem, tell your heart, ‘all is well, pal’.

Raju: That resolves the problem?

Rancho: No. But you gain courage to face it.


Some things are best understood in the simplest of its form. You don’t have to give the full definition of a machine to be cheered by your classmates, sometimes, you are best praised when you’ve shared a word or two that forever will remain in the minds of your friends. (Now I’m using friends ‘coz they won’t call you a friend if they’ll just forget you.)

Raju committed a suicide when he had to decide between his friend’s (Rancho) rustication or his family’s future.

Rancho always says, it is not suicide. It is murder.

This was not the first time that ever happened in their school. We are amazed how good technology can read heart pressure but never in history did one attempt to invent something that reads a mind pressure.

‘Coz when a mind is pressured, it thinks nothing but to end it all. *snap* just like that.

Think about of condensed philosophy, learnings and mind thingy?

Nah, this story also has a gentle touch of romance.

Girls, before giving your vow, learn from guru Rancho.

(Adam says)

I love the way they incorporate romance to this wittingly comedy film. It gives that air not too heavy that detracts the brilliant points of the story. And how it keeps every frame an emotion to expound with.

Don’t be too perfectionist about life. Being perfect doesn’t mean being happy or satisfied.

After all, life isn’t measured by the things you have done correctly. But by the mistakes you have made and how you corrected it.

Rancho showed to them that by following your heart’s desire, one day the desires you took will give back something worthy for you and for your heart.

He’s truly an brilliant man, packed with the necessary tools to make it through with life.

“Don’t look for success. Look for excellence, and success will follow you.”

It’s not new and anyone can think about that. But have they looked for excellence? When no sooner, success will then be confused with excellence?


(Adam says)

Very nice storyline. Lots of twist and awe. Good direction. Who could guess about the end? And they were able to make it look insignificant due to the pressing values and resolutions that will dawn on the viewer. It will matter less now when you have something much bigger in hand — something wealth can never buy. 🙂


Posted on March 17, 2011, in Movie and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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