3 Idiots

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3 Idiots is a 2009 Indian coming-of-age comedy-drama film, directed and written by Rajkumar Hirani, and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, with screenplay by Abhijat Joshi, inspired by the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. The film stars Aamir Khan, R. read more
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3 Idiots is a 2009 Indian coming-of-age comedy-drama film, directed and written by Rajkumar Hirani, and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, with screenplay by Abhijat Joshi, inspired by the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. The film stars Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan and Sharman Joshi in the title roles, along with Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani and Omi Vaidya. The film is about the friendship of three students at an Indian engineering college, and is a satire about the social pressures under an Asian education system. It also incorporated real Indian inventions, from Remya Jose, Mohammad Idris, Jahangir Painter, and Sonam Wangchuk. The film received critical acclaim and commercial success. Upon release, 3 Idiots was the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend in India and had the highest opening day collections for an Indian film up until that point, and also held the record for the highest net collections in the first week for a Bollywood film. It also became one of the few Indian films at the time to become successful in East Asian markets, such as China and Japan, eventually bringing its worldwide gross to ₹459.96 crore ($88 million)—it was the highest-grossing Indian film ever at the time. The film also had a social impact on attitudes to education in India as well as other Asian countries such as China. The film won six Filmfare Awards including Best Film, and three National Film Awards including Best Popular Film. It also received a Japanese Academy Award nomination for Best Outstanding Foreign Language Film, and won the Grand Prize at Japan's Videoyasan Awards. The subtitled version of the film became popular in South Asia, East Asia (Greater China, South Korea and Japan), Southeast Asia (such as Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines), and the United States. This film was remade in Tamil as Nanban (2012), which also received critical praise and commercial success. Nanban had a Telugu dubbed version titled Snehitudu. A Mexican remake, 3 Idiotas, was also released in 2017.

Original Release

12/23/2009

Cast

Aamir Khan 'Rancho' Shamaldas Chanchad
Boman Irani Viru Sahastrabudhhe
Sharman Joshi Raju Rastogi
Rajeev Ravindranathan Lead Ragging Senior (as Rajeev Ravindranath)
Mona Singh Mona
Omi Vaidya Chatur 'Silencer' Ramalingam
Javed Jaffrey Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad (as Jaaved Jaaferi)
Parikshat Sahni Mr. Qureshi (as Pareekshit Sahani)
Amardeep Jha Mrs. Rastogi
Jayant Kripalani Campus Interview Panel Head (as Jayant Kriplani)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Rajkumar Hirani

Writers

Abhijat Joshi, Chetan Bhagat, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani

Cast

Aamir Khan 'Rancho' Shamaldas Chanchad
Boman Irani Viru Sahastrabudhhe
Sharman Joshi Raju Rastogi
Rajeev Ravindranathan Lead Ragging Senior (as Rajeev Ravindranath)
Mona Singh Mona
Omi Vaidya Chatur 'Silencer' Ramalingam
Javed Jaffrey Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad (as Jaaved Jaaferi)
Parikshat Sahni Mr. Qureshi (as Pareekshit Sahani)
Amardeep Jha Mrs. Rastogi
Jayant Kripalani Campus Interview Panel Head (as Jayant Kriplani)
Arun Bali Shamaldas Chanchad (as Aron Baali)
Chandrashekhar Airline Ground Staff 2
Achyut Potdar Machine Class Professor
Ali Fazal Joy Lobo
Aakash Dabhade ICE Student 2
Akhil Mishra Librarian Dubey
Atul Tiwari Minister in Auditorium
Rakesh Sharma Minister at Shyamaldas' Funeral
Pitobash Junior 1
Bharat Jha Manager

Producers

Editors

Rajkumar Hirani

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