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3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 25 December 2009 (India)
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Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

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Rajkumar Hirani

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Rajkumar Hirani (screenplay), Abhijat Joshi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aamir Khan ... Ranchoddas 'Rancho' Shyamaldas Chanchad / Phunsukh Wangdu
Madhavan ... Farhan Qureshi (as R. Madhavan)
Sharman Joshi ... Raju Rastogi
Kareena Kapoor ... Pia
Boman Irani ... Viru Sahastrabudhhe
Omi Vaidya ... Chatur 'Silencer' Ramalingam
Mona Singh ... Mona
Javed Jaffrey ... Ranchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad (as Jaaved Jaaferi)
Parikshat Sahni ... Mr. Qureshi (as Pareekshit Sahani)
Olivier Lafont Olivier Lafont ... Suhas Tandon (as Sanjay Lafont)
Rahul Kumar ... Millimeter - MM
Amardeep Jha Amardeep Jha ... Mrs. Rastogi
Farida Dadi Farida Dadi ... Mrs. Qureshi
Mukund Bhatt Mukund Bhatt ... Mr. Rastogi
Chaitali Bose Chaitali Bose ... Kamini 'Kammo' Rastogi
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Storyline

Farhan Qureshi and Raju Rastogi want to re-unite with their fellow collegian, Rancho, after faking a stroke aboard an Air India plane, and excusing himself from his wife - trouser less - respectively. Enroute, they encounter another student, Chatur Ramalingam, now a successful businessman, who reminds them of a bet they had undertaken 10 years ago. The trio, while recollecting hilarious antics, including their run-ins with the Dean of Delhi's Imperial College of Engineering, Viru Sahastrabudhe, race to locate Rancho, at his last known address - little knowing the secret that was kept from them all this time. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't be Stupid. Be an I.D.I.O.T.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing images and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

25 December 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Ahmak See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangalore, Karnataka, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 550,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,645,502, 27 December 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,532,908, 7 March 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,000,000, 7 March 2010
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although Rancho is seen as a college student for most of the film, the actor who plays him (Aamir Khan) was 44 years old when the film was made. In real life, he is only 5 years younger than Boman Irani, the actor who played "Virus," the headmaster at Rancho's school. See more »

Goofs

Some consider Pia and Suhas getting back together after 5-6 years a plot hole. However, this is entirely conceivable considering the pressure from both families. See more »

Quotes

Chatur Ramalingam aka 'Silencer': [In the auditorium, delivering a speech] Today, if ICE is touching sky-high limits, then the credit goes to only one man: Shri Viru Sahastrabudhhe! Give him a hand!
Librarian Dubey: [Leans towards Sahastrabudhhe] Sir, the voice is his, but the words are mine.
Chatur Ramalingam aka 'Silencer': He's a great guy, really, you are. For the past 32 years in this college, he has continuously committed rapes upon rapes.
Rancho: [to Rastogi] He meant, "Miracles upon miracles."
Chatur Ramalingam aka 'Silencer': I hope he continues to do so. We often wondered how a person in his lifetime can do ...
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Connections

Featured in Bollywood and Beyond: A Century of Indian Cinema (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Zoobi Doobi
Lyrics by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Very good movie!
6 February 2012 | by joseelfabuloso45See all my reviews

This is the very first time i write a review, mostly because I'm very lazy.

However I just watched this film and i gotta admit it...

I loved it!!!!

At first i was like well "lets see what this movie has to offer"

(btw its also the first Indian movie I've ever seen) and I was like okay

its funny and then... like wow so thoughtful and reflexive! It really

made me meditate about my career and my real dreams! Its a very good

movie! I'll recommend it to all my friends!

You must watch it!

All is Well!


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