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3 Idiots

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46 Ratings

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In the tradition of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” comes this refreshing comedy about a rebellious prankster with a crafty mind and a heart of gold. Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius... You've never met a college student quite like "Rancho." From the moment he arrives at India's most prestigious university, Rancho's outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down—along with the lives of his two newfound best friends. Together, they make life miserable for "Virus," the school’s uptight and heartless dean. But when Rancho catches the eye of the dean's sexy daughter, Virus sets his sights on flunking out the "3 idiots" once and for all.Wikipedia

3 Idiots Reviews


From the man behind those decade-defining Munnabhai films, however, it is far from his best work. I’m going with three out of five for director Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots, an earnest but calculated effort that runs, but never flies. Watch it anyway, because it’s the season to be jolly, and good laughs are guaranteed.

Raja Sen


This isn't a bad film, though. By which I mean it conjures up a few moments, it will doubtless make some people cry, and every now and then we glimpse some heart. Yet it hurts to see that this is traditional Bollywood masala schlock, with scenes calculated to tickle and to evoke sympathy. It's not awful at all, but since when did 'not bad' become good? Dr Feelgood doesn't make the cut this time, and we need to measure him by the high bar his previous excellence has set -- by which degree this is a whopper of a disappointment.

Nikhat Kazmi
Times Of India


The high point of the film is the fact that director Rajkumar Hirani says so much, and more, without losing his sense of humour and the sheer lightness of being. The film is a laugh riot, despite being high on fundas.

The fact that you don't feel like the fourth idiot watching 3 Idiots is, for its genre, the greatest relief. This is in every way Munnabhai - part 3. I think you shouldn't miss it at all.


Book your tickets for consecutive shows because one viewing isn't enough to savour 3 Idiots. Quite easily, this is the film of the year. Nothing else comes even close.

3 Idiots is a film that appears borrowed from too many sources and the haphazardness shows. Editor-director Rajkumar Hirani can’t seem to shake Munnabhai out of his system and appears to have replaced the actor and the setting, while retaining the core formula. Unfortunately, 3 Idiots lacks the effortless simplicity, sweetness and honesty of the Munnabhai films. Though a bit too calculated and designed, 3 Idiots is still an ok option for the significant message, interesting cast and scattered breezy moments.

Audience Reviews for 3 Idiots

  • Ajay lawyer
    Ajay lawyer
    85 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    wow beautifully showed us student career

    July 24, 17
  • Lasit Roy
    Lasit Roy
    32 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    Good story. This film brought various new ideas to the audience. Watchworthy. Giving 8 for the whole plot, characterization, and performence.

    November 27, 15
  • Sandeep Gupta
    Sandeep Gupta
    94 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    3 Idiots. The greatest director of recent times shows that cinema is magical. He shows, you can club the mainstream masala in a purposeful film flawlessly. All you need is directorial excellence and magical touch of Rajkumar Hirani, supreme performances by as many as six actors in a single movie; Aamir Khan, R Madhwan, Sharman Joshi, Omi Vaidya, Boman Irani and Kareena Kapoor, a story that touches all generations especially youth, a water tight screenplay which feels like a roller coaster ride of fun, emotions, pain, drama, thoughts and new ideas. There are numerous outstanding scenes especially the comic ones. Music might sound a bit below average but in movie it is used intelligently and never holds the fun for you. All in all, it is simply no nonsense Bollywood main stream cinema which serves the masses and classes with equal ease and love.

    November 27, 13
  • Gurjant Rai
    Gurjant Rai
    8 reviews

    Good story. This film brought various new ideas to the audience. Watchworthy. Giving 8 for the whole plot, characterization, and performence.

    August 30, 16