Saturday, January 09, 2010

3 idiots

I am not a movie buff, I can take or leave it and most of the times I leave it. Hence I had this mild curiousity towards 3 idiots. It had Aamir and was getting all these rave reviews and Chetan Bhagat was upset because his mom cried when he did not get enough credits for the movie and that made "the people" upset. (I actually know one of these upset people too :-O).

So anyways when my team were planning to go to this movie, I snapped up the opportunity to see it.
And I was mildly...hmm! dissatisfied?!

If you are the kind of person who goes to a movie with expectations of depth in the story then this is not the movie for you.

It was 3 hours of laughter riot (with lots of jokes taken from internet and mail forwards) but no real depth.

I don't know how many of you saw the movie Santhosh Subramaniam. In this movie Genelia was supposed to be this really cutesy bubbly naive innocent blah blah character and she ended up acting like a slightly mentally challenged person.

In some scenes in 3 idiots I felt Aamir was doing a Genelia from SS. His wide eyed, over bright expressions were mildly annoying. And oh yeah! whatever Glycerine was left out after Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Ghum was used up in this movie.

I have this aversion to Kareena Kapoor, especially since I had the misfortune to see Kambaqt Ishq, but she had surprisingly done a decent job here.

Anyways if you want to ditch all your worries and laugh and have fun for 3 hours , then be sure to check out 3 idiots.

PS: The last movie I saw was "Achamundu Achamundu", a movie on child abuse taken by an NRI, which was surprisingly tastefully told and got its point across very well. I came back with the satisfaction of having seen a good movie and more ....wanting to do something to change the situation. Wanted to write a separate post on this movie, but somehow never got around to doing it.


Hazel said...

Actually loved the movie.. Perhaps because I knew what to expect from a 'Bollywood' movie.. it was fun.. nothign really thought provoking.. yes somethign about hte edication system and all that but the director seemed to kind of forget that line of thot later on and then in the end , tried to tie up that loose end .. but otherwise.. it was just .fun..:)

Sanjana said...

Oh! let me be honest. I hugely enjoyed the movie too. It was a laughathon, more so since i had gone with a huge crowd of friends. But as you said I forgot this was a bollywood movie and i should not use THOUGHT and BOLLYWOOD MOVIE in the same sentence, most times :-). Or maybe I am becoming more choosy and snobby in my old age ;-D