Monday, January 4, 2010

My take on 3-Idiots

Off late watching movies in theater has been a one off thing for me. For lack of company and obviously money :) However since there was so much hype about the movie 3-Idiots and also coming from my favourite film director, I had planned that I have to watch it even if I watch it alone. Thanks to my dear photographer friend, I managed company. Despite being chuked out of one show.

3-Idiots was a good movie. An obvious hit with all student and young population and also a lesson or an eye-opener for all parents and teachers. I always analyse movies from the practical angle even if I am not suppose to. Some glaring mistakes that stood out in the movie just couldn't escape me...
1. A family whose monthly income is rs 2500 cannot afford the services of the hospitals like Fortis even in an emergency case like father almost dying and then son trying to commit suicide.

2.While through the protagonist, the director says give importance to what the heart wants... he forgets that a student like Roncho cannot stand first in the class based on current education system. The assessment and examination system does not allow students like Roncho to flourish.

3. A movie must have a happy ending so there was a change of heart for Virus... In real life that does not really happen...

I liked the movie because of its mass appeal, because of its message for those who want to dictate their children's life but what saddened me was that a movie may not be the answer... education system is such that it really won't matter how many moveis you make... In a way I came out feeling sad after the movie....

(c) shubhra 5th Jan 2010.