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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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Chatur 'Silencer' Ramalingam
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Javed Jaffrey ...
Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad (as Jaaved Jaaferi)
Parikshat Sahni ...
Mr. Qureshi (as Pareekshit Sahani)
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Suhas Tandon
Rahul Kumar ...
Millimeter - MM
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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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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Opening Weekend:

£437,554 (UK) (25 December 2009)

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$6,523,137 (USA) (19 February 2010)
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Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra has claimed that 3 Idiots will be legally released on YouTube within 12 weeks of releasing in theaters - a first in the history of Indian cinema. See more »

Goofs

When Rancho and his friends are flying the camcorder plus helicopter, they have a small TV displaying what the helicopter captures, including the hanging body of Joy Lobo. This should make not only Rancho, Farhan and Raju run but also Milimeter(MM) and a few others too. Even if no one else sees it clearly, out of curiosity others should come after Rancho, Farhan and Raju to see why they are running. See more »

Quotes

Farhan Qureshi: [after finding out Rancho topped their exam] That day we learned, when your friend flunks, you feel bad, when he tops, you feel worse.
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Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh
Lyrics by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Shantanu Moitra and Shaan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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One of the best movie of decade
24 December 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Aamir does it again. what a movie .from start to the end, hilarious moments.screenplay is fantastic. full on comedy and yet it never looses its heart. Aamir pulls off a 22 year old character with brilliance. never for once you feel you are watching aamir .It was rancho on screen. sharman n madhavan - i bow down to them. music looks OK on cd but during movie it worked as a plus point. situational tracks works in the favour of film. runtime may sound a bit too much but believe me, you wont know when the first half is over. second half may seem a bit too hilarious but apart from that its a masterpiece. gr8 aamir ,another brilliant movie.10/10


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