Three Idiots (2009)

Three Idiots

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Movie Info

Two friends embark on a quest for a lost buddy. On this journey, they encounter a long forgotten bet, a wedding they must crash, and a funeral that goes, ridiculously out of control. As they make their way through the perilous landscape, another journey begins: their inner journey through memory lane and the story of their friend -- the impressible free-thinker Rancho, who is in unique way, touched and changed their lives. It's a story of their hostel days that swings between Rancho's romance … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Vidhu Vindo Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 26, 2011
Box Office: $6.5M
Runtime:
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Cast


as Rancho

as Viru Sahastrabudhhe,...

as Farhan

as Mona

as Chatur Ramalingam

as Rancchoddas Shyamald...

as Raju's Mother

as Farhan's Mother
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Critic Reviews for Three Idiots

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

This quirky well-acted film proves, as the title track says, that generally 'all is well' with commercial Hindi cinema.

Full Review… | May 4, 2015
Time Out
Top Critic

Despite its flaws, 3 Idiots conveys a powerful message about how valuable your friends can be when they push you toward reaching your own highest potential.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

3 Idiots takes a while to lay out its game plan but pays off emotionally in its second half.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Variety
Top Critic

There's an unavoidable joie de vivre (symbolized by Rancho's meditative mantra "All is well") and a performance charm that make this one of the more naturally gregarious Bollywood imports.

Full Review… | January 29, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A superstar for more than two decades, Aamir Khan has never been more popular than he is today, in his mid-40s.

Full Review… | January 5, 2010
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Very much a character-driven piece, which not only makes the laughs bigger but also earns a deeper involvement.

Full Review… | April 8, 2012
TheMovieReport.com

Audience Reviews for Three Idiots

½

Despite Aamir Khan's charismatic performance, this initially amusing comedy gets sadly lost in a melodramatic second half full of ludicrous situations and unnecessary revelations, with a pathetic conclusion that believes that hugs and laughs are enough to solve everything.

blacksheepboy
Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

½

Rajkumar Hirani's magical spell again worked wonders. I wasn't expecting that it would work for me either. While it was still under production, I can remember having read in one of the newspapers as to how this movie could succeed given that it is based on a bestseller (5 Point Someone). And I reckoned then (not that I've read the book till date; probably I'm just one of those hyppos). But the movie turned out to be a bestseller in itself. I know not how far did those who have read the book enjoyed the movie, if at all, but I was in for a ride. It's an incredible piece of entertainment with an underlying message, but doesn't get too preachy at any point. I'd have found the screenplay flawless had the birth sequence towards the end wasn't so stretched. Putting that aside, it's miraculously excellent. Needless to say, besides Rajkumar's brilliant execution, Aamir, Madhavan and Sharman's excellent performance also help making predictability an ignorable factor in this masterpiece.

imrealgod
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

½

None quite like it. It is captivating as well as being funny and a lot of lessons there to be found. Though definitely good, the ending is simply too good to be true. Nevertheless, it is a fine film with a lot of heart, a lot of soul and everything else.

Adriel Lim
Adriel Lim

Super Reviewer

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