When I first heard about the movie theme back in October-November, the first question that came to my mind was how would a starcast of Aamir Khan, Sharman and Madhavan justify being students of an engineering college. Thankfully I didn’t utter too many words against the starcast at that point because otherwise I would have to eat my words. To begin with I would say they did a splendid job on screen. Not at any point in the movie you would get the chance to think about their relevance as students of an engineering college.
I think I can safely say that Aal Izz Well (All is well) with the movie. Rather I should say Aal Izz Vary Vary Well (All is very very well).
The pace at which the movie runs is spectacular. It flows so well from the beginning till the end that you would not realize that more than couple of hours have gone by. There was another thing that bothered me before watching the movie. It was the fact that the movie is based on 5 point someone. Somehow in the past many cases were witnessed when the movie that were based on a book’s plot failed to deliver. But 3-idiots surprised all by the kind of fresh thoughts being put behind almost everything in the movie. Be it the naming of the laundry boy millimeter, be it the naming of the puppies gigabyte, megabyte and kilobyte.
I felt the casting was exceptional. Viru Sahastrabudhhe was so funny and at the same time so reflective of the inflexible system that we all grow up. And it is beyond any doubts that the role of Virus was portrayed by Boman Irani with exceptional perfection. I felt everyone did a great job. FarhanNitrate and PreRajuLization were also too good. Oops I mean Madhavan and Sharman Joshi!! Kareena did well in her role. And she looked great in the indo-western outfits. A particular character needs special mention here. Its the “Silencer” or Chatur! The character was very well justified by Omi Vadya. It was a chamatkari (Great that I got the word right) role played by the actor. The expressions and the body language was too good.
The screenplay and dialogue were apt and kept the audience glued to the movie. Be it the display of state of affairs at Raju’s house or be it the portrayal of Virus’s character. The director was able to make people laugh, cry, anticipate, worry at his will. I feel that is a great success when you consider movie making. And it is quite a difficult task to achieve.
The music is very very pertinent to the scenes that carried them. The song which very well connected with all those people who are being constrained by a stubborn system is the track called “Give me some sunshine”. I feel Suraj Jagan did a great job with that song. Shantanu Moitra was upto the task with all the tracks in the movie. The music reinforced the message being spread by the movie.
Some people might relate it to the fact that the movie is in similar lines with Taare zameen Par. I am also from the same school thought. Yes it is again another attempt to change the system which creates, sorry manufactures, machines in the veil of humans rather than educated individuals. So it is similar to TZP in many ways but it has its unique message mainly to the youth. The movie although had lot of fun associated with it, but the larger picture that it attempts to portray is the fact that we need to change our mindset and become more flexible when it comes to our career choices. We should follow our dreams and do things which we are good at and which makes us happy. And since in Indian context, where the career decisions depends on so many people, it is needed for everyone to understand the importance of getting it correct. I won’t delve deeper into the message that it portrayed. The movie maker did a impressive job of making an unique picturization of a theme which is so easy to associate with and yet was able to put across the right message.
By this time you might feel that I have forgotten Rancho. No I haven’t!! How can I? I mean you just need to stand up and bow to this person named Aamir Khan. He played the role of an engineering student with such composure, such grace and such minute details that only words of appreciation can come out. The expressions, the mannerisms and everything else was taken care of in such a meticulous manner. It was a five star performance without an iota of doubt.
Simply put you can say that the movie was fun and full of entertainment. Some people would say that there were certain things mainly in the second half of the movie which were impractical. Like the interview, the child birth etc. I would like to say only one thing to them Mammu Kya Praticality ka Dum pakar ke rote rahte ho yaar…. tension hatao aur bolo Aal Izz Well (Why being so stringent about practicality always, enjoy and have fun).
I would end up saying that it is a must watch movie and I won’t mind watching it more than once.. Great job done Mr. Providhucer and Mr. DiHiranirector. Oops I mean Mr. Vidhu Vinod Chopra the producer and Rajkumar Hirani the director!