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3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 25 December 2009 (India)
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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".

Director:

Rajkumar Hirani

Writers:

Rajkumar Hirani (screenplay), Abhijat Joshi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aamir Khan ... Ranchoddas 'Rancho' Shyamaldas Chanchad / Phunsukh Wangdu
Madhavan ... Farhan Qureshi (as R. Madhavan)
Sharman Joshi ... Raju Rastogi
Kareena Kapoor ... Pia
Boman Irani ... Viru Sahastrabudhhe
Omi Vaidya ... Chatur 'Silencer' Ramalingam
Mona Singh ... Mona
Olivier Lafont Olivier Lafont ... Suhas Tandon (as Sanjay Lafont)
Rahul Kumar ... Millimeter - MM
Parikshit Sahni ... Mr. Qureshi (as Pareekshit Sahani)
Farida Dadi ... Mrs. Qureshi
Amardeep Jha ... Mrs. Rastogi
Mukund Bhatt ... Mr. Rastogi
Chaitali Bose Chaitali Bose ... Kamini 'Kammo' Rastogi
Javed Jaffrey ... Ranchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad (as Jaaved Jaaferi)

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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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The idea of the flying helicopter was offered by Dia Mirza. 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

Viru Sahastrabudhhe: Who was the first man to step on the moon. Neil Amstrong, oviously. We all know that, but who was the second man? Don't waste your time. It's not important. Nobody ever remembers the man who came second.
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Alternate Versions

In South Korea, the film was edited to 141 minutes for theatrical release. The uncut version was later released at the Director's cut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 90210: Rats and Heroes (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Jaane Nahin Denge Tujhe
Lyrics by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Sonu Nigam
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Don't judge this book by its cover!
3 July 2011 | by Glock_BoySee all my reviews

This movie hit on all cylinders. It was fun, funny, deep, intelligent, thought provoking, and seriously entertaining. It is not a dumb comedy, rather a very smart (and humorous) look at the struggles of engineering students in India.

I thought I would have trouble with the subtitles, but after about 10- minutes I was completely 100% engrossed in the movie. The wife loved every bit of it.

My single and only criticism is the length of the movie. I believe there were one or two too many situations which kind of caused the movie to drag.

Otherwise I thoroughly loved it.

Do not be fooled by the idiotic picture on the cover of this movie. And the first 5-minutes of the movie are not indicative of the brilliance of the rest of the film. It is not stupid humor (even though I like stupid humor).

You will leave this movie being glad you watched it. Trust me.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

25 December 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Idiots See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangalore, Karnataka, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR550,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,645,502, 27 December 2009

Gross USA:

$6,532,874

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,262,836
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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