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3 Idiots (2009)

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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".

Director:

Rajkumar Hirani

Writers:

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

24 December 2009 (Netherlands) 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Raju Hirani was taking a nap while the special effects team were testing a smoke machine. The team left for 2 minutes while the director inhaled the smoke and almost died! See more »

Goofs

Suhas enters through the main gate during the wedding, which is not possible as he was already in the building where the wedding was taking place. See more »

Quotes

Pia V. Sahastrabudhhe: [Now that everyone knows, Rancho's real surname is not Chhanchhad] Thank God, after marriage my name wont be Pia Chhanchhad!
Raju Rastogi: So what is your actual name?
Rancho: Phunsukh Wangdu.
Farhan Qureshi: What?
Pia V. Sahastrabudhhe: [Thinking of her future name] Pia Wangdu?
Rancho: [to Raju & Farhan] Phunsukh Wangdu.
Farhan Qureshi: Phunsukh Wangdu? Silencer's Phunsukh Wangdu?
Pia V. Sahastrabudhhe: I don't want to be named Pia Wangdu!
Rancho: [to Raju & Farhan] Yes.
Pia V. Sahastrabudhhe: Can I keep my name after marriage?
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Connections

References Taare Zameen Par (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Aal Izz Well - Remix
Lyrics by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Sonu Nigam, Swanand Kirkire and Shaan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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The best Indian movie ever
15 January 2012 | by ahmedn32004See all my reviews

To be brief, THIS IS THE BEST Indian MOVIE EVER CREATED..... I know it is old but I just heard about it recently so I watched it yesterday. I think this movie should be one of the best 250 films in history on IMDb rating. I rated it 10/10 and believe me it worth more than this. I don't want to make spoilers in my review so that you will enjoy every minute of the movie. This movie is 2:44 hours length full of laughter, joy, tears, drama and passion. And of course, the most interesting part of the movie is GENIALITY. I loved every moment of this movie. and I hope to watch a lot of future Indian movies like this. I'm also waiting for Ferrari Ki sawari movie to watch. It is starred by one of the 3 idiots.

Thank you India for giving us this brilliant movie.


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