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Without anything to do and any movies to watch, we (mom, bro and I) decided to purchase another set of movie: Tangled, Catch Me I'm Fallen and 3 Idiots. First, we decided to watch Catch Me starring Sarah G. and Gerald A. It was cute and will definitely make you twitterpated. And, I agreed to my brother when he said that it tapped some political issues in our country (see his review on this).

So after that, we move on to see 3 Idiots. An Indian film in 2009 starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani. Its a story of  three friends studying in an engineering college Rancho (Aamir Khan), Farhan (R Madhavan) and Raju (Sharman Joshi).

Rancho is the rebel among them always questioning things and believing that learning is more than just the usual mode of education. He encourages his friends to look beyond the ordinary and soon earns the wrath of the college director Viru Sahasrabuddhe (Boman Irani).Despite his fun and frolic, Rancho always surprises everyone by topping the class. He even manages to win the affections of the director's daughter Pia (Kareena Kapoor). But Rancho's greatest contribution lies is making his friends realise their true calling.

Years later, Farhan and Raju, finding a common thread, embark on a journey to find their friend. 3 Idiots is a story of friendship, hope, aspirations and most importantly, the goodness of life.With 3 Idiots, Rajkumar Hirani proves beyond doubt that there's no better storyteller than him in the present generation. This isn't an easy film to make the interplay between characters and the narrative is interestingly woven. The film switches from present to flashback mode often but not once does Hirani lose the momentum. The medley of emotions that he brings forth as he establishes the film's structure is indeed commendable.Like the peppy Aal Izz Well song drawing towards a tragic climax it's so cleverly done that it has the desired effect. There are scenes that'll make you laugh, they'll make you cry and they'll make you think. The entire movie made me feel like going back to college and relive all those moments. Including pressures, fun and all the excitement.

For me, 3 Idiots is so different because every scene is unpredictable and highlighted.
Some are the camaraderie between Rancho and Pia; Chatur's hilarious speech; the entire black-and-white depiction of Raju's family; most of the scenes between Rancho and Viru; the sequences that lead to Raju's recovery in the hospital and many more. 

The soundtrack, background score and cinematography is excellent .Dialogues are smart and totally effective. It hits not only India's culture and system but also our very own system here in the Philippines. I highly recommend this film to those who serve our government most specially teachers.

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