"It’s not that 3 Idiots is a flawless work of art. But it is a vital, inspiring and life-revising work of contemporary art with some heart imbued into every part."
I’ve had the film, 3 Idiots, for quite some time. A former colleague of mine shared it with me but I simply let it languished in one of my removable drives after finding out the film is over two and half hours long. But today, with a little nudging from my father who was bored of the usual television fare, I ended up spending those two and a half hours thrilled, inspired, and encouraged.
No, I’m not going to review the film; I’m hardly in a position to pretend to be a film critic. I’m simply writing this to express how tremendously I enjoyed the movie.
With its length, you could only imagine how many themes were running in this epic comedy-drama. So I’ll spare you the details and my obvious newfound prejudice by saying 3 Idiots, at the heart, is a story about friendship. It’s not your melodramatic domestic affair, or glorious period drama, or sex-drugs-violence indie. It doesn’t pretend to be anything else – not a smarty, abstractly artsy film. Take it as it is, listen and watch it well. You’ll find a good dose of wisdom between chatter and poignant conversations; a spring of hope across the action and obligatory Bollywood dance numbers; a rare joy upon realizing there is so much to be grateful for in life.
And now I leave you with a simple message: All is well.