3 Idiots is based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel Five point someone. It’s a movie about three friends who meet at an elite Delhi engineering college. The movie is an invigorating account of Indian college life. Farhan Qureshi played by Madhavan, belongs to a middle class family, who wants to be a wildlife photographer but ends up becoming an engineer. Another tragedy is Raju Rastogi played by Sharman Joshi. He is from a poor family of teacher mother, postmaster paralyzed father and an unmarried young sister. He lives his life full of fear of failing. Rancho or Rancchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad, the main protagonist of the 3 Idiots. He is lively, fearless and innovative lad who just wants to learn. The story is how these young men pave their way under Professor Viru Sahastrabudhhe popularly known as VIRUS. The Professor is a very intelligent but hard to go along with personality and mentor. The Bollywood factor is provided by Karina Kapoor.
The film is full of real day to day life comedy. Hirani kept enough comedy to make you sit for three hours. Sharman Joshi gives another excellent performance. He is coming out as the best supporting actor with several good comic roles. Amir Khan like always did a great job.
The novels on which movies are based are always superior than latter. Five point someone is an excellent novel written in very basic language. The three protagonist of Chetan Bhagat are amoral. They live as they like. They do not dictate or preach. That is the liveliness of Five point someone. The film severely failed in portraying the essence of Five point someone. Two thing that is way above my understanding are who can give birth to a baby using a vacuum cleaner and who can patent 400 innovation in 5 years.