Monday, December 28, 2009

3 Idiots-The Review

'Excellence ke peeche bhaago, success jhak maar kar apne aap peeche bhaagegi!'
This enlightening piece of advice given by Rancchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad aka Phunsuk Wangdu accurately focuses on the problem of our present education system where we all are told that bringing marks is the ultimate goal. Gaining knowledge plays second fiddle.

I thought no movie in 2009 could match the excellence of Dev D but was proved wrong. If 2009 began with Dev D, it was only fitting that it ended with 3 Idiots.

In 3 Idiots, I found a little bit of myself on the screen which is why I loved 3 Idiots.

Because this was the first time that a college movie wasn't about cool clothes and hot chicks. Instead the focus was on pressure, fear of failure, coping with family and authority and most importantly the struggle between who others want you to be and who you want to be yourself. A struggle I myself experience since I go to an engineering college, like one of the protagonists, not because I have a love for engineering (I want to be a filmmaker) but because it guarantees me the most secure future.