Monday, December 28, 2009

3 cheers to Rajkumar Hirani

Rajkumar Hirani impresses once again but this time with Aamir. Drifting away from Sanjay Datt and Munnabhai, he gives us a visual treat. Though based on Chetan Bhagat's Five Point Someone, Hirani has adapted the story well to suit the sensibilities of the film audience. So, if you have read the book, you will enjoy seeing the fictional characters - Alok, Hari and Ryan come to life, though with different names - Raju(Sharman Joshi), Farhan(R Madhavan) and Rancho(Aamir Khan). And if you haven't read the book, never mind, you will enjoy the movie too(your mind free of predicting next scenes!).

Best thing about Rajkumar Hirani's movies is the humorous way of conveying serious matters. That we have seen in Munnabhai MBBS and Lage Raho Munnabhai and 3 Idiots is no different. Most part of the movie makes you jump out of your seats and laugh out loud. But there are also scenes which makes you bring your hands closer for an applause.3 Idiots film poster featuring Aamir Khan, Madhavan and Sharman Joshi
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If Munnabhai MBBS asked the doctors to be more humane in their treatment to patients, 3 Idiots asks us to be thoughtful when making career choices and do not succumb to pressures from various quarters. If we are not passionate about engineering and choose it, we will become those reluctant engineers. For Aamir, I thought this is an extension of what he had conveyed in Taare Zameen Par - one should follow his heart and excel in the work he loves. Film also mocks the education system, which sets a rat race among the students for jobs.

We can also spot some more similarities with Munnabhai MBBS. All Is Well mantra is to 3 Idiots, what Jadu Ki Jhappi was to Munnabhai MBBS. Prof.Viru Sahasrbuddhe(Boman Irani) reminds you of Dr.J.Asthana of Munnabhai MBBS and Rancho(Aamir) appears as a gentle version of Munna(Sanjay Datt). In this film, Hirani has retained the term Imperial in college name - Imperial College of Engineering just as in Imperial Institute of Medical Sciences in Munnabhai MBBS. One more thing I noticed in this movie is how well the director has connected the minute details in the film. I dont want to the give the details of the same as you will definitely find this out while watching the movie.

This movie may not herald a revolution in India in terms of career selection but defintiely will provide some food for thought for those parents who have only 2 career choices for their kids - Medicine or Engineering. Must watch for all age groups. Worth every rupee.

Recommended Reading :
5 Things I liked about 5 Point Someone
Munna Shines Again(review of Lage Raho Munnabhai)



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