Friday, December 25, 2009

3 Idiots

What a treat to the eyes, ears and the heart? The standing ovation in the houseful theater (in San Jose, US of A) at the end of the movie, summarized it all well.

Every minute in the movie was entertaining. There was no dull lag, except when Aamir played nurse, trying to deliver a baby using webcam assistance from Kareena and a vacuum cleaner. argh! but, even that wasn't as spooky as it would normally be. The likeability of Aamir just overpowers you and makes you follow him and acknowledge whatever he does.

3 Idiots revolves around three engineering grad students (Aarmir, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi) playing the usual college pranks, a tough principal (Boman Irani), an interesting fourth grad student (Om Vaidya, playing Chatur Ramalingam is splendid) and ofcourse the principals daughter (Kareena).

Aamir fits so nicely well into the student mold. Sharman too. Madavan does, after some squeeking.

Rajkumar Hiranis, feel-good sequences are sown in plenty.
The writers notion that everyone should pursue their natural talent, to lead a successful and contended life is very nicely delivered by Aamir.
[ aah!, how i wish Aamir told me this during Qayamat Se Qayamat tak - i would have stayed away from computers & IT. :) ]

While everyone in the movie has a problem, Aamir is carefree and touches everyone with his thought provoking message 'Aal izz well'.
3 Idiots also magnifies the flaw in the Indian education system that doesn't necessarily produce the amount of thinkers the western system does. The dual between Aamir and Boman Irani is witty and thoughtful.

Aamir, saves himself from ragging, by taking a spoon and devicing a quick electrocutor that electrocutes his seniors P, when the senior urinates on Aamirs dorm door.
Aamir, saves Sharmans dying Dad by taking him to a hospital on a scooter with Kareena.
Aamir, convinces Madhavan that Maddy should pursue his natural talent, photography, rather than engineering. He also gets him his first job.
and ofcourse, Aamir shows up on time to deliver Boman Iranis grand kid, when the city is slaughtered by rain and all hell breaks loose.

After graduation, Aamir disappears. Madhavan and Sharman tries to locate him, discovering some interesting facts about Aamir.

The screenplay is so nicely done that the sense of suspense, which starts when Madhavan stops the plane soon after he receives a phone call about some 'Rancho', continues even after Boman Irani, the villain, changes his mind and bonds up with Aamir.
It continues till the very last minute of the movie.

Amazing entertainer!

Cinematography was very pleasing - the sequences of Simla and Ladakh was a visual treat.
Songs are catchy. The 'aall izz well' song, with a whistle along with the singing is a dance worthy number.

Kareena had nothing much to do;
Madhavan has a light role, but he fills the movie from begin to end;
Boman Irani is pretty sure to bag an award for his performance. He over acts a bit (reminded me of our South legend Sivaji Ganesan), but that doesn't come in between us and him;
My personal favorite is Om Vaidya, who plays, Silencer, Chatur Ramalingam. His speech in front of the minister is a laughing riot;

What a treat to the eyes, ears and the heart? The movie makes you laugh hysterically, (almost) shed a few tears and feel good in the end.

To know why Chatur Ramalingams nick name is Silencer, to know why Nasa spent millions to create the space pen for its astronauts instead of giving them a pencil and to know why Aamir disappeared after graduation,
Watch it in theater!