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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... See more »

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Ranchoddas 'Rancho' Shyamaldas Chanchad / Phunsukh Wangdu
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Farhan Qureshi (as R. Madhavan)
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Raju Rastogi
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Pia
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Viru Sahastrabudhhe
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Chatur 'Silencer' Ramalingam
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Mona
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Ranchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad (as Jaaved Jaaferi)
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Mr. Qureshi (as Pareekshit Sahani)
Olivier Lafont ...
Suhas Tandon (as Sanjay Lafont)
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Millimeter - MM
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Mrs. Rastogi
Farida Dadi ...
Mrs. Qureshi
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Mr. Rastogi
Chaitali Bose ...
Kamini 'Kammo' Rastogi
Jayant Kripalani ...
Campus Interview Panel Head (as Jayant Kriplani)
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Shamaldas Chanchad (as Aron Baali)
Shoaib Ahmed ...
Chhote
Dushyant Wagh ...
Centimeter
Pooja Goswami ...
Air Hostess
A.S. Duggal ...
Pilot (as Captain A.S. Duggal)
Annapurna Kaul ...
Airline Ground Staff 1
R.S. Kodange ...
Doctor at Airport
Dharmendra Bhurji ...
Airport Cab Driver
Meghna Bhalla ...
Raju's Wife
Harvinder Singh ...
Mr. Dhillon
Dilshad Edibam ...
Aunt at Farhan's Birth
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Lead Ragging Senior (as Rajeev Ravindranath)
Hitesh Tak ...
Ragging Senior 2
Rajendra Patwardhan ...
Govind
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Machine Class Professor
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Joy Lobo
Madhav Vaze ...
Joy's Father
Dileep Desai ...
Priest at Joy's funeral
Raghunathan ...
Professor in Corridor (as Prof. Raghunath)
Vaidyanathan ...
Professor Vaidyanathan (as Prof. Vaidyanathan)
Kumar Veer Singh ...
Waiter at Mona's Wedding
Shailja Dhar ...
Lady at Mona's Wedding (as Shailaja Dhar)
Dinesh Kumar ...
Mona's Husband
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ICE Student 2
Apul Jaisinghani ...
ICE Student 3
Trilok Sadhwani ...
ICE Student 4
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Librarian Dubey
Sonu ...
Library Clerk
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Minister in Auditorium
Praful Kulkarni ...
Doctor startled by scooter in hospital (as Dr. Praful Kulkarni)
Jalil Parkar ...
Doctor1 Attending on Raju's Father (as Dr. Jalil Parkar)
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Doctor2 Attending on Raju's Father (as Dr. Debashish Naha)
Michael Joseph ...
Exam Hall Professor
Smriti ...
Girl at Notice Board with Chatur
Sanjay Sood ...
Peanut Vendor at Shimla
Dayal Sharma ...
Caretaker at Shyamaldas' House
Rakesh Sharma ...
Minister at Shyamaldas' Funeral
Elihud George ...
Chote's Teacher (Masterji)
Sarvanna ...
College Security Guard
Tanveer Ahmed ...
Professor in Induction Motor Class
Shankar Sachdev ...
Ambulance Driver
Kishor Patil ...
Doctor in Ambulance with Raju (as Dr. Kishor Patil)
Insia Lacewalla ...
Nurse
Keshav Rae ...
Campus Interview Panelist 1
Lata Kurdikar ...
Campus Interview Panelist 2 (as Mrs Lata Kurdikar)
Suhas Vaidya ...
Campus Interview Panelist 3
Nishi Singh ...
Maid at Pia's House
Saurabh Agnihotri ...
Housekeeping Boy at Pia's Wedding
Sitaram Sharma ...
Manager at Pia's Wedding
Pundit Prayag Raj ...
Panditji at Pia's Wedding
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Matron in Hospital with Pia
Malvika Singh ...
Mona's Baby
Tsanwal Namgyal ...
Kid 1 at Rancho's School
Jigmet Dorjey ...
Kid 2 at Rancho's School
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Freny Bhagat ...
Couple at wedding
Rohitashv Gour ...
Ranchoddas' Servant
Komal Jha ...
Student
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Junior 1
Bharat Jha ...
Manager (uncredited)

Directed by

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Rajkumar Hirani

Written by

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Rajkumar Hirani ... (screenplay) &
Abhijat Joshi ... (screenplay)
 
Vidhu Vinod Chopra ... (screenplay associate)
 
Abhijat Joshi ... (story)
 
Chetan Bhagat ... (novel "Five Point Someone")

Produced by

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra ... producer
Vir Chopra ... creative producer
Anil Davda ... executive producer
Sanjiv Kishinchandani ... line producer
Aman Mahajan ... associate producer
Ravi Sarin ... line producer: Delhi

Music by

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Shantanu Moitra ... (background music)
Atul Raninga ... (background music)
Sanjay Wandrekar ... (background music)

Cinematography by

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C.K. Muraleedharan

Film Editing by

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Rajkumar Hirani

Editorial Department

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Ranjeet Bahadur ... co-editor
Rahul Bhadve ... assistant colorist
Gaurav Chandelya ... assistant editor
Sharanjeet Singh ... assembly editor
Makarand Surte ... digital intermediate colorist

Casting By

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Rohan Mapuskar
Menaka Nagarajan
Nalini Rathnam ... (Bangalore Casting)
Girdhar Swami

Production Design by

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Sumit Basu
Rajnish Hedao

Art Direction by

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Rajnish Hedao

Set Decoration by

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Mukul Saraogi ... (Set Logistics)

Costume Design by

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Manish Malhotra
Sheena Parikh ... (as Sheena Parekh)
Raghuveer Shetty

Makeup Department

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Anna Cichon ... special makeup effects artist
Vikram Gaikwad ... makeup designer
Suraj Godambe ... hair stylist
Joginder G. Gupta ... makeup artist
Boman Irani ... makeup artist
Kareena Kapoor ... makeup artist
Ritesh Naik ... makeup artist
Mahendra Pawar ... makeup artist
Serina Texiera ... key hair stylist (as Serena Tixeira)
Brian Wade ... special animatronic baby effects designer and creator
Avadhoot Wardham ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Atishay Dayal ... assistant production manager
Bharat Jha ... production manager
Parshuram Mane ... production manager
Salim Qureshi ... production manager
Sarvesh Singh ... unit production manager
Bhavin Thakkar ... production manager
Sachin Utekar ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gaurav Chandelya ... third assistant director
Maheep Dhillon ... assistant director (as Mahdeep Dhillon)
Mrunmayee Lagoo ... third assistant director
Rajesh Mapuskar ... associate director
Rohan Mapuskar ... third assistant director
Menaka Nagarajan ... second second assistant director
Karan Narvekar ... second assistant director
Jai Sharma ... second assistant director
Karan Tejpal ... second assistant director
Vinay Waikul ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Saikat Bose ... assistant art director
Ajay Chodanker ... assistant art director
Jini Dhamande ... property master
Sunil Gujar ... graphic designer
Ramakant Kanojia ... graphic designer
Vipin Kumar ... assistant art director
Sandeep Sharad Ravade ... associate art director
Dhananjay Thorat ... graphic designer

Sound Department

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Reddy Bharat ... dolby consultant
Bishwadeep Chatterjee ... sound designer
Sanjay Chaturvedi ... additional dialogue editor
Sajjan Choudhary ... foley artist
Subir Kumar Das ... associate sound re-recording mixer
Anup Dev ... re-recording engineer
Yogi Dholakia ... sound recordist
Rajesh Kodadi ... Assistant sound recordist
Gyana Mishra ... boom operator
Nihar Ranjan Samal ... production sound mixer: sync / sound recordist
Sachin K. Sanghvi ... sound recordist
Karnail Singh ... foley artist
Varun Visoi ... foley recordist

Special Effects by

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Brian Wade ... special animatronic baby effects designer and creator

Visual Effects by

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Badarinathchinimilli ... digital compositor
Biju Dhanpalan ... visual effects: Fable Farm (as Biju D.)
Vinay Kadam ... prep artist
Atul Khurana ... visual effects artist
Abrez Mohammed ... digital compositor (as Mohd Abrez)
Achal Muchhala ... digital compositor: Reliance MediaWorks Ltd.
Ganesh Navgane ... di conformist
Bhavesh Patel ... visual effects: Fable Farm
Mitul Patel ... visual effects: Fable Farm
Rajiv Raghunathan ... digital intermediate production head
Rajeev Rajasekharan ... CG supervisor
Shubham Singh Rathore ... visual effects artist (visual effects)
Akshay Sachdeva ... matchmover
Saurabh Sameer ... visual effects artist
Vikas Sawlani ... vfx artist
Gaurav Sharma ... compositor
Shree Krishna Shrestha ... visual effects: roto artist
Parantap Singh ... digital compositor
Muthu Stalin ... compositor
Mahesh Sundriyal ... smoke/flame artist
Manoj Sundriyal ... smoke/flame artist
Amol Thakur ... visual effects: Fable Farm

Stunts

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Sham Kaushal ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Piyush Acharya ... jimmy jib operator
Arjun Singh Bhurji ... key grip
Dharmendra Bhurji ... key grip
Ramani Ranjan Das ... first assistant camera
Nilip Deb ... videographer: behind-the-scene-chroma key footage
Zeshaan Akbar Latif ... still photographer
Siba Prasad Sahoo ... assistant camera
Deval Samanta ... gaffer
Pudiyamuthu Sundaram ... Jib operator
Ashutosh Vandana ... lighting technician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Isha Ahluwalia ... additional costumer
Sejal Jain ... wardrobe assistant
Darshan Jalan ... additional costumer
Radhika Mehra ... wardrobe assistant
Jhanvi Mehta ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Sachin Utekar ... location manager

Music Department

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Subir Kumar Das ... surround music mixer
Daniel B. George ... arranged by: orchestrated & conducted
Shreya Ghoshal ... playback singer
Suraj Jagan ... playback singer
Swanand Kirkire ... lyricist / playback singer
Sonu Nigam ... playback singer
Sachin K. Sanghvi ... song and music recordist
Shaan ... playback singer
Sandeep Thakur ... violinist

Other crew

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Anil Arjun ... head of distribution: overseas: Reliane team
Ranjeet Bahadur ... dialogue supervisor
Dileep Desai ... production coordinator
Subhash Dhar ... chief executive: international operations
Avit Dias ... choreographer
Ramakant Dubey ... chief accountant
Caesar Gonsalves ... choreographer
Amitabh Gupta ... legal & insurance advisor
Supriya Kelkar ... assistance
Bosco Martis ... choreographer
Arun Mishra ... project team: Reliance team
Himanshu Nanda ... publicity design: H-One
Rahul Nanda ... publicity design: H-One
Mustafa Neemuchwala ... Assistant to Producer
Kirit Parekh ... senior accountant
Ashni Parikh ... legal consultant
Raka ... assistant choreographer
Mahesh Ramanathan ... management: Reliance Entertainment
Dhairya Roy ... international distribution
Anil Sekhri ... chartered accountant
Rohit Sharma ... project head: Reliance team
Deepa Singh ... project team: Reliance team
Navmeet Singh ... production assistant (as Navmeet Arora)
Tom Thudiyanplackal ... development & marketing executive (as Thomas Marcus George)
Ranju Varghese ... choreographer: assistant

Thanks

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Javed Akhtar ... special thanks
Sunil Behra ... special thanks
Jitendra Bhargava ... special thanks (as Jitendra Bhargava, Air India)
Sunil Bohra ... special thanks
Sajal Desai ... special thanks (as Dr. Sajal Desai)
Amitabh Jhunjhunwala ... special thanks
T. Kundu ... special thanks (as Prof. T. Kundu, IIT Bombay)
Dia Mirza ... special thanks
Indu Shekhar Vasisst ... special thanks (as Indu Shekhar Vasisst, CAO, IIM Bangalore)
Rajiv Verma ... special thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Keywords
Taglines Don't be Stupid. Be an I.D.I.O.T. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Three Idiots (India, English title)
  • Try idioty (Ukraine)
  • 3 Idiotas (Brazil)
  • Тримата идиоти (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • 3 idiotai (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 170 min
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Box Office

Budget INR550,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $80,000,000, 07 Mar 2010

Did You Know?

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Trivia Aamir Khan never stands still in the entire movie. He is always swaying in some direction. Apparently, he concluded that the new generation of kids never stand still after observing his nephew. See more »
Goofs During the baby delivery scenes, supposedly taking place around 2003, both parties engaged in the video chat use Google Chrome web browser which was not released until 2008. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #7.86 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Aal Izz Well 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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