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3 Idiots (2009)

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

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Farhan Qureshi (as R. Madhavan)
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Pia (as Kareena Kapoor)
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Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad (as Jaaved Jaaferi)
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Mr. Qureshi (as Pareekshit Sahani)
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Suhas Tandon (as Sanjay Lafont)
Rahul Kumar ...
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Amardeep Jha ...
Mrs. Rastogi
Farida Dadi ...
Mrs. Qureshi
Mukund Bhatt ...
Mr. Rastogi
Chaitali Bose ...
Kamini 'Kammo' Rastogi
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Storyline

Farhan Qureshi and Raju Rastogi want to re-unite with their fellow collegian, Rancho, after faking a stroke aboard an Air India plane, and excusing himself from his wife - trouser less - respectively. Enroute, they encounter another student, Chatur Ramalingam, now a successful businessman, who reminds them of a bet they had undertaken 10 years ago. The trio, while recollecting hilarious antics, including their run-ins with the Dean of Delhi's Imperial College of Engineering, Viru Sahastrabudhe, race to locate Rancho, at his last known address - little knowing the secret that was kept from them all this time. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Don't be Stupid. Be an I.D.I.O.T.


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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing images and crude humor | See all certifications »

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25 December 2009 (India)  »

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Budget:

INR 550,000,000 (estimated)

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CAD 197,939 (Canada) (27 December 2009)

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$6,532,908 (USA) (7 March 2010)
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Trivia

Hirani's original cast for the film was Shahrukh Khan, John Abraham and Saif Ali Khan. See more »

Goofs

When Viru talks about NASA developing a pen for space that works in space, writes upside, and even underwater, Rancho gets a laugh and embarrasses the professor by stating that they could have used a pencil. The graphite in pencils is an electrical conductor and breaks off during use. In a weightless environment (like a spacecraft), these pieces of graphite could get inside controls and other delicate electrical equipment, causing all sorts of problems. This is why NASA developed a special pen. An engineering professor would likely know this and be able to respond to the student's quick, naive solution. However, during the scene where Viru gives Rancho the pen, he explains why NASA made the pen. See more »

Quotes

Chatur Ramalingam aka 'Silencer': [In the auditorium, delivering a speech] Today, if ICE is touching sky-high limits, then the credit goes to only one man: Shri Viru Sahastrabudhhe! Give him a hand!
Librarian Dubey: [Leans towards Sahastrabudhhe] Sir, the voice is his, but the words are mine.
Chatur Ramalingam aka 'Silencer': He's a great guy, really, you are. For the past 32 years in this college, he has continuously committed rapes upon rapes.
Rancho: [to Rastogi] He meant, "Miracles upon miracles."
Chatur Ramalingam aka 'Silencer': I hope he continues to do so. We often wondered how a person in his lifetime can do ...
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Connections

References Amélie (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me Some Sunshine
Lyrics by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Suraj Jagan and Sharman Joshi
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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easily the best Indian movie in 2009.... and one of the best ever
24 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

I was lucky to see the first day show of 3 idiots on Thursday in Dubai. Well the title of this post says it all. The movie is an example of classic film making. brilliant and highly entertaining.

Watch 3 idiots for a) amir khan's incredible acting b) intelligent and highly energatic screenplay & direction (Rajkumar Hirani has done it yet again!) c) amazing chemistry among actors, d) some of the best comedy scenes coming from Indian cinema in a long time and e) a heart warming story which keeps you spell binded right till the end.

I would rate it as among the best from amir khan (which obviously means among the very best from bollywood. I would also give a lot of credit to the director rajkumar hirani, who after this movie (and his previous munna bhai series) should rank as among the top in bollywood too. 9/10.


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