Very soon Rajkumar Hirani will get the status of a Social Reformer! In his first successful movie ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ he highlights the much needed practice of ‘Hippocratic Oath’ taken by Medical Professionals while the sequel ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’ preaches practice of Gandhian ideals – Truth and Non Violence in a corrupt as well Dadagiri environment.
With the movie ‘3 Idiots’, Rajkumar makes a hat trick of Box Office hits and attempts to revamp the educational system which churns out idiots instead of happy successful and capable professionals.
Rancho (Aamir Khan) is the center of attraction and a non-conformist student to sail through rough waters of conformist student- world. Raju (Sharman Joshi) and Farhan(Madhavan) are sidekicks and close friends of Rancho in the campus. The screenplay and dialogue as well lyrics are very timely narrating the story in the background. Rancho is a mystery to all in the campus as well a robin hood fighting an age old educational system that does not help students who are not smart as Rancho is. There are typical hostel life jokes (shot in IIM Bangalore) which keeps you interested and laughing all the time.
Boman Irani (a regular in all Hirani movies) is a dean again and his mannerism is credit-worthy. Bespectacled Kareena Kapoor (lady love of Aamir in the movie) has smaller role which she does well. There is no focus on her size zero in the movie but only on her acting! There is a promising actor in Omi who plays the role of ‘chatur’ Ramalingam and I should say his acting will definitely fetch him more roles in the bollywood.
The suspense is well developed as no one knows where Rancho is and what has he become – a failure or success?
Basically a laugh-riot like all hirani movies is! Paisa Vasool!! And the songs are really too good. And the scenic beauty of Shimla, Manali Greens and Ladakh are well captured.
aal izz well! aal izz well!!