Saturday, August 14, 2010

3 Idiots

Dicky told me to see '3 idiots' movie and convinced me that I would like it. I do. It's the highest-grossing Bollywood movie, and I can see why. It's funny, entertaining, enlightening with some emotional moments. I love its message to follow one passion. I also like the fact that they show case some of India's inventions by lay persons such as bicycle-powered sheep clipper invented by a barber. They also put a Moslem, a Hindu together, something that, from what I understood, is 'not natural' in India.

The story is about friendship of three students/roommates of Imperial College of Engineering in India who come from different backgrounds and have different motivations for studying Engineering. The antagonist in the story is the ICE director, nick named ViruS, who is very strict, competitive and a disciplinary. Ever since the first day, he finds Rancho, the leader of the pack very annoying due to his unorthodox way of thinking.

Of course this movie is not perfect. The second part of the movie is too long. The birthing scene is a bit stretched, I mean vacuum cleaner? Plus, I could live without the typical Indian sing song scene, no matter how catchy the tune was.

It is one of the movies I wouldnt mind watching it again eventho it takes about 2.5 hours.


colson said...


Mmmm. Almost out of reach. But not too much harm done I guess. From what I know about it, it is not really my cinematographic cup of tea.

triesti said...

That was my thought when he told me about it. I heard the sing song part is not bad, compared to other Bollywood. The view is great and it won plenty of awards. I think You can download it somewhere..

H. Nizam said...

Hi Triesti,
I haven't seen the movie, but an Indian friend told me that it is very good.