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3 Idiots - Full Movie : Hindi [2009]

Farhan Qureshi (R. Madhavan), Raju Rastogi (Sharman Joshi) and Ranchoddas Shamaldas "Rancho" Chanchad (Aamir Khan) are three e...

Farhan Qureshi (R. Madhavan), Raju Rastogi (Sharman Joshi) and Ranchoddas Shamaldas "Rancho" Chanchad (Aamir Khan) are three engineering students who share a room in the residence of Imperial College of Engineering (ICE). Farhan is studying engineering to pursue his father's wishes over his own wish — to become a wildlife photographer. Raju is studying to raise his family's fortunes and get them out of poverty. On the other hand, Rancho studies for his simple passion in machines and devices. Rancho believes that success in engineering is not achieved by memorizing definitions given by textbooks or professors, but by understanding and applying the concepts. He believes that one should follow excellence, not success, as success will come by itself if excellence is followed.
However, this different approach is sneered upon by the faculties, including the dean of the college, Professor Viru "Virus" Sahastrabudhhe (Boman Irani). In contrast, Virus' favorite student, Chatur "Silencer" Ramalingam (Omi Vaidya), believes in mindless memorizing over understanding, in order to reach his goals of corporate and social status. Meanwhile, Rancho falls in love with Virus' daughter Pia (Kareena Kapoor), a medical student, when he, Raju and Farhan unknowingly crash her sister's wedding banquet to obtain a free meal, which infuriates Virus. Virus labels Rancho and his friends as "idiots" and continually attempts to break Rancho's friendship with Farhan and Raju. He tells them that Rancho's family is a hundred times richer than either of theirs, and so unlike them he can afford to fail.
Things further escalate when Raju and Farhan dare Rancho to confess his love to Pia. The three friends drunkenly break into Virus's house one night, and urinate on the front door before fleeing. The next day, Virus threatens to rusticate Raju unless he squeals on Rancho. Not wanting to betray his friend or let down his family, Raju attempts suicide and ends up in a coma. However, with two months of extensive care from his mother, Rancho, Farhan, and Pia, he makes a full recovery. Following his hard-won recovery, Raju discards his fear of the future: he throws away his lucky talismans before a job interview, and his frankness so impresses the corporate agents that they hire him on the spot. Farhan, goaded by his friends, convinces his parents to allow him to drop out of school and travel to Brazil as assistant to a famous photographer.
Virus, who had a bet with Rancho that neither Raju nor Farhan would get a job, schemes to win the bet by setting Raju an impossibly tough final exam (as the job offer is contingent on graduation). Pia learns of this plan and gives Rancho the spare key to her father's office. Rancho and Farhan break in and photocopy the exam, but Raju, with his newfound confidence, calmly throws the paper away. However, Virus catches them and expels them on the spot. Pia angrily confronts him, revealing that her brother, whom their father had pushed to become an engineer despite his preference for literature, committed suicide after failing ICE's entrance exam three times. Pia then flees to the hospital where she is a student. Later that same night, Pia's pregnant older sister Mona (Mona Singh) goes into labor. A heavy rainstorm cuts all power and floods the streets, making it impossible for an ambulance – or Pia – to reach Mona. The students rig up a power supply and other equipment so that, with guidance from Pia by webcam, Rancho can deliver the baby. The baby is apparently stillborn, but kicks when Raju tells Mona to repeat Rancho's calming mantra "All is well." Remembering that the baby had first kicked in the womb when he said that, Rancho leads the students in chanting "All is well," and the baby recovers. Virus is thus obliged to forgive Rancho and his friends, and allows them to stay for their final exams, giving Rancho a space pen that he had kept for 32 years to give to some exceptional student.
Their story is framed as intermittent flashbacks from the present day, ten years after Chatur bet that he'd become more successful than Rancho. Chatur boasts of his wealth and his bright career with an American company, and is eager to rub Rancho's nose in it. Rancho does not show up at the appointed time; Raju and Farhan have tried to find him for five years with no results, but Chatur shows them a recent snapshot taken in Shimla, with Rancho in the background.
At the Chanchad estate in Shimla, they find a completely different man: the real Ranchoddas Chanchad (Jaaved Jaffrey). They coerce the stranger into revealing the truth: their friend was an orphaned servant boy called "Chhote" who loved learning, unlike the real Rancho. After seeing the boy's intelligence, Rancho's father arranged for the servant boy to go to college and earn a degree in Rancho's name, as a status symbol for the family. After graduation, Chhote disappeared. The real Rancho reveals that Chhote is now a schoolteacher in Ladakh.
The three start out to Ladakh, but on the way Farhan calls Pia and learns that she is about to marry Suhas, the same status-obsessed banker whom Rancho initially talked her into dumping. They turn back south to rescue Pia, over Chatur's objections: he wants to get the trip finished quickly, because he is in a hurry to seal a business deal with Phunsukh Wangdu, a scientist who has 400 patents – before a Japanese company can beat his offer.
In Ladakh, Raju and Farhan find villagers working with a variety of gadgets that show the stamp of Rancho's ingenuity, and they learn that Rancho has all of Farhan's photography books and reads Raju's blog every day. Pia and Rancho rekindle their love, while Chatur mocks Rancho for becoming a lowly schoolteacher. He asks Rancho to sign a "Declaration of Defeat" document, and Rancho blithely complies. Chatur turns to leave in triumph, and Rancho reveals his true name: Phunsukh Wangdu. Chatur, mortified, accepts his defeat and pleads with Phunsukh to forgive him and accept his company's contract. Phunsukh, Pia, Farhan and Raju run laughing into the distance with Chatur in pursuit. Farhan (as narrator) recalls Rancho's advice: pursue excellence, and success will pursue you – with its pants down.

Crew & Cast

Directed by Rajkumar Hirani
Produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Screenplay by Abhijat Joshi
Rajkumar Hirani
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Story by Abhijat Joshi
Rajkumar Hirani
Based on Five Point Someone – What not to do at IIT! by
Chetan Bhagat
Narrated by R. Madhavan
Starring Aamir Khan
Kareena Kapoor
R. Madhavan
Sharman Joshi
Boman Irani
Omi Vaidya
Mona Singh
Parikshit Sahni
Music by Shantanu Moitra
Cinematography C. K. Muraleedharan
Editing by Ranjeet Bahadur
Rajkumar Hirani
Distributed by Vinod Chopra Productions
Release date(s)
  • 25 December 2009
Running time 164 minutes
Language Hindi
Sub-titles English

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