3 Idiots is a film directed by supremely talented director Rajkumar Hirani. In this film Raj Kumar Hirani has teamed up the brilliant actors from path-breaking film Rang De Basanti yet again. And this is his third film with Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Well as the title says, it is not the film about 3 idiots. Its about 3 engineering students who believe in themselves.
The film reveals the story of three inseparable buddies Farhan Qureshi (R Madhavan) Raju Rastogi (Sharman Joshi) and Rancho (Aamir Khan). The film starts with Farhan and Raju getting some info on Rancho who has gone missing after their graduation. It's been (5-10) years now. It then moves to flashback.
Rannchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad aka Rancho (Aamir) their ex-room mate in the college hostel had silently disappeared on the graduation day leaving behind no clue of where he had left for. Rancho was the life of the college and with his unique wit had back then even managed to rattle the strict head of the college, Viru Sahastrabuddhe (Boman) but at the same time managed to win the heart of his daughter Pia (Kareena).
Before leaving, Rancho had brought a major change in almost every person's life he had come closer to. Starting their journey from Delhi and going to Shimla, Manali and finally ending up in Ladakh, what surprise is in store for Farhan and Raju when they finally manage to meet Rancho forms the climax of the film.
Performance wise, Aamir Khan is exellent. He looks like a 22 yrs. old college going guy despite being forty plus. R Madhvan and Sharman Joshi gives adequate support. Madhvan has done wonderfull job. Sharman Joshi is brilliant. This is his career best performance. Boman Irani is impressive. Kareena looks gorgeous and acting wise she is fine. Mona Singh playing Kareena's sister and Javed Jaffrey in their brief parts are good.
On the whole, 3 Idiots can easily come amongst Aamir, Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra's finest films. This film is emoptional in parts, its entertaining and its enlightening. Most of all it has a wonderful appeal for the youth and a must watch for Aamir khan fans.