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.

When one of the characters reads a speech “remixed” without his knowledge (watch the movie to understand what I am saying), I laughed aloud because it reminded me of my classmates who would by-heart almost anything and everything without paying a penny's concern as to what they were reading.

I could see a friend I knew in the character of the ultra-competitive Chatur, and the “engineer by nature” Rancho (Aamir Khan) and saw bits of myself in Farhan (R.Madhavan) and Raju (Sharman Joshi) . And when a character says that what hurts more than seeing a friend fail is to see a friend succeed, I just could not help but chuckle in agreement at the genuineness of that “confession”.

3 idiots made me realize that Indian cinema has come a long way in treatment of a wide variety of subjects that reflect social stereotypes. It was a hilarious, touching and enlightening movie. It was a journey of laughter and tears in the true sense of the term, the ability to lighten moments even during an emotionally charged heart wrenching scene. The credit for why 3 Idiots works must go primarily to Rajkumar Hirani and to the very intelligent and equally funny script that kept me continuously engaged. The technical work is top-notch and some of the camera-work breathtaking.

3 Idiots is a a direct critical hit on the heart.

Highly, highly recommended.


Anonymous said...

its an awesome movie ur review.....its speechless!!!!!!!! awesome review!!! and i hope that thing u mentioned "When one of the characters unwittingly reads a speech “remixed” without his knowledge (watch the movie to understand what I am saying), I laughed aloud because it reminded me of how many of my classmates would by-heart almost anything and everything without paying a penny's concern as to what they are reading" wasnt for me or nishith either!!! coz i dont rattofy i guess u must follow ur dream now if u r really inspired by the movie!!! go for film making ass hole and make good movies (no p**** pls).....didnt atul ask u to join an institute in andheri!! lolz, really nice review man...praveen

Rafaa Dalvi aka Mr.Charismatic said...

hey praveen thnx yaar...u r da only one who bothered to comment...arre i noe u guys dnt rattofy,i was talkin abt my school inspired n ive decided if im not able to get good marks in fe thn in june when my family comes here,il have a little chat with them about my film making passion...thnx again..ciao

Areeba said...

Heyy!Cool review Man..& itz not just one friend of urs who bothered 2 comment here.Its me too!!
Its a fantastic movie Buddy,& ur review is....MINDBLOWING!
Continue wid ur Blogging business,& go ahead wid ur passion of Film-making..U'll create wonders there..I challenge!!

Anonymous said...

good!!!!!!!!!!! do that if u are really interested in film making!!!!!!!!! all d best.

Rafaa Dalvi aka Mr.Charismatic said...

@areeba thnxxx....haha im ready to go into film making...but dnt wanna disappoint mom & dad...lets c if i know i suck in engg. but if i get low marks il have to have a reality check

Rafaa Dalvi aka Mr.Charismatic said...

@praveen lets c wt future has in store fer me

kajal said...

Rafaa I felt It was a review with a professional touch. You should get into some serious writing. Your flair needs a bigger platform and a befitting recognition. It was so crisp and at the same time so well elucidated. The best part of your writing is that it has an originality of its own and it attracts an English Teacher's attention. I sincerely hope that you will be able to follow your heart someday. I will wait for that day to see success greeting you with open arms. With love and prayers for your dreams to come alive.

Anonymous said...

Wow Rafaa!! Excellent writing. I am actually speechless.I have not seen the movie yet but after reading your review,i am definately going for it.
And i wish you all the luck for your good career in whatever field you go.

Arundhati-Chatterjee said...

Nice Review..!.. Should have joined BMM....really!

Rafaa Dalvi aka Mr.Charismatic said...

@raina ma'am
You r too kind...Thnk u very much...ur prayers mean a lot to me

thnk u...i guess i wnt be leavin engg. soon

na not bmm...filmamaking re...dis review i wrote just fer tp re...wait till u hear one of my scripts...u will think im very differnt frm normal bollywood writers :)

praveen said... u are boasting too much

nupur said...

ok.. d movie is awesome.. bt dear rafaa.. dnt u thnk u missd out on sumthng thr.. u din mention chetan bhagat at al!! ur review is no doubt a good 1 bt u hav spoken a little too much abt urslf too.. it does encourage d readers to c d movi tho 1 :-).. ths is my personal comment n i dont mean ne offence to ne1. nupur desai

Rafaa Dalvi aka Mr.Charismatic said...

nah im just tellin that i hv full confidence that il be a decent scriptwriter but cant say da same abt rafaa da engineer

dekho wen i wrote dis movie review,i dnt noe that chetan bhagat was duped...i give him credit but that is a different issue altogether...c i dont write ekdum professional reviews,its just wot i felt at tht time that i hv written...and i think if i write abt myself,thn da readers can feel tht they r readin a genuine article & not just any review...i dint take any offence yaar...neways thnx fer ur comment...really appreciate :)

Anonymous said...

dis is more of a insult to talents....why d hell r u doin engg. wen u write so well...saala u r killing ur talent n wasting ur time n money...n yeah btw i liked ur review....keep it up bro..!!!

Fatima said...

The movie was indeed awesome and your review too is... quite precise and too the point!!
All the best and continue your writing !!

Fatima said...

I forgot to mention that i liked your review !!

Rafaa Dalvi aka Mr.Charismatic said...

@nishith abey my mom dad think im happy,doin confused...thnx :)

@fatima thnx...n hey im followin ur blog :P

Anonymous said...

Awesome one... I think thats a perfect review for a perfect movie... too good!!

Rafaa Dalvi aka Mr.Charismatic said...

thnx buddy

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