Friday, February 12, 2010

3 Idiots

3 Idiots (Hindi: थ्री इडीयट्स) is a 2009 Bollywood comedy film directed by Rajkumar Hirani, with a screenplay by Abhijat Joshi, and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. It was loosely adapted from the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. 3 Idiots stars Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Omi Vaidya, Parikshit Sahni and Boman Irani.

3 Idiots has become the "highest grossing Bollywood movie of all time."[3] The film set a box office record for the Indian film industry, grossing Rs 400 crore (US$ 86 million) worldwide.[4] It is expected to be the first Indian film to be officially released on YouTube, within 12 weeks of releasing in theatres.[5] The film also went on to win many awards, winning six Filmfare Awards including best film and best director, and ten Star Screen Awards.

The film also uses real inventions by little known people in India's backyards. The brains behind the innovations were Remya Jose, a student from Kerala, who created the exercise-bicycle-cum-washing-machine, Mohammad Idris, a barber from Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh, who invented a bicycle-powered horse clipper, and Jahangir Painter, a painter from Maharashtra, who made the scooter-powered flour mill
3 Idiots
Completely an hilarious film, BUT the translation was not complete in the subtitles and thus some of the film is lost in translation for lack of proper subtitles. Like most Hindi films it does have a lot of English dialogue so with that and the subtitles, I could understand the film. The one part that my wife found much more hilarious was the part of the speech with the translation of "magic" is replaced with "rape". Chamatkar was replaced by balatkar in the text of the unsuspecting student that while he could pronounce perfectly, he did not understand the words.

Education is a strong theme in many Hindi movies and not trivial matters like US films that focus on recess and after hours activities. For example they have a scene just on what the definition of a "motor" is that was a good 5 minutes of the film. The tyrannical authoritarian principal is also played out in several other Indian films like {well can't remember the names-lol}... Since some of the classes are quite large the older students advised one smart put very poor kid to put on a uniform and attend classes. If found out just change uniforms the next day.

I hope to see it again but not rented from a hole in the wall Indian Grocery

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