The essay focus discussion on a movie called “3 idiots”. The essay provides a brief background of the chosen film. Next, it provides a description of the story and introduces the main characters in the movie such as the features on their experience and personalities. Moreover, it will illustrate discussion on main themes and ideas in the film. it focuses discussion on the use of cinematic techniques in the film. In addition, it will explain how the cinematic techniques used in the movie contribute in bringing about the themes and ideas such as the flashbacks, narratives, camera and music. Lastly, the essay includes our group opinion about the film. “3 Idiots” is a Bollywood comedy film directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The movie was released on 25th December 2009. The main cast of the movie were Ranchhoddas ( Aamir Khan) who was studying for his passion in engineering and made significant contribution to his friends and other people in engineering field.
In the movie, this important person- Ranchhoddas, tries to present the importance of teaching instead of simple simply memoring the books. For instance, memorizing a definition without understanding just to pass the exams is of no value especially in the long-run. Moreover, he had a strong desire for studying about machines. He believes that one should follow excellence, not success, as success will take care of itself if excellence is followed. Furthermore, Rancho had two best friends named “Raju” and “Faarhan”. The girlfriend of Rancho- Pia plays the role of “Virus” daughter. “Virus” is the president of the college. Virus was the named used by the college students to call him behind his back just to make fun of . Virus” (President) admires students who are good at memorizing things instead of understanding and implementing what you learnt. Virus favorite student was called “Silencer”.
He believes in mindless memorizing over understanding in order to reach his goals of corporate status. Therefore, he puts emphasis on the results rather than the process. The movie focuses mainly on 3 characters such as Rancho, Farhan and Sharman. They studied engineering in the same college for different reasons. “Rancho” had a passion in learning about machines and was interested in this subject. However, Farhan was not interested in his major subject: “Engineering” and was somehow pressurized from his family to pursue his career in the engineering field. Farhan real passion was for “Wildlife Photography”. On the other hand, Raju was from a poor family and he had to study hard in order to support his family and get his sister married to a good family. The movie shows people how awful the education can be. Students can’t really do the things they prefer and discover their value.
The solitary thing they were thinking about was to be prosperous not valuable. When they were born, their parents helped them cultivate an objective for the children’s complete life. In this movie, all the parents wanted their children to become the supreme engineer in the world because engineers can make lots of money exclusively good engineers. Since Rancho had entered the school, he used his own methods to deal with such situations. One incident in the movie shows Raju was not happy with Rancho’s methods of learning things. To help Raju, Rancho provided him with an example that we should not rely on memorization rather we should understand and implement things. He disrupts Chatur’s speech ( Silencer) who has been writing to deliver on Education Speech Night, where the Minister of Education and the President of the college attended with many students. Chatur, with his deficiency of knowledge in Hindi, senselessly memorized the compromised paper and becomes the laughingstock of the night. Meanwhile, Raju’s paralysed father goes into a cardiac arrest, and was saved on time with the help of Rancho and Pia (Kareena Kapoor)- Virus’ daughter, who was doing placement in the city hospital.
This made Raju sincerely change his mind about Rancho and became his close friend along with Farhan. Rancho fell in love with Pia, and she accepted his love for her. Infuriated, Virus repeatedly challenged to break Rancho’s friendship with Farhan and Raju. Nevertheless, they always supported Ranchoa, who constantly came first in every exam, while they were always last, barely passing, due to Farhan’s photography passion, and since Raju was a scared man. He was always panic and stressful during the exam times and spent most time in praying to God instead of thoroughly studying the course materials because panic does not help. Things became worse four year later when 3 friends got drunk and accidentally got into “Pia house” daughter of “Virus” in order for Rancho to confess his love for Pia. During the meeting, “Virus” sees Raju leaving and fails to see the other 2 friends. Virus threatens Raju to put the blame on Rancho and be saved.
However, Raju commits suicide as he did not want to betray his friend or let his family down. Raju gets well from his sickness by the support received from his friends and family. Moreover, he gets a good job offer by his honesty. Farhan, motivated by his friends, persuades his parents to let him follow his wildlife photographer dream. Furious by his reputation that was ruined by Farhan and Raju getting good jobs, he decided to make the final examination extremely tough for them to pass. Pia was aware of his father’s intentions and decided to help Raju together with Rancho and Farhan by stealing the examination papers from “Virus office” as Pia had a duplicate key.
However, Raju did not accept this cheating and threw the exam paper away. Virus sees the exam paper in Rancho, Raju and Farhan room and expels Rancho on the spot. In the same night, Pia’s elder sister- Mona who was pregnant got labour pain and due to heavy rain she could not reach Pia or anyone else. Rancho and his friends through the use of Rancho methods of implementing things learnt how to deliver the baby. Virus finally reconcile with Rancho and his friends, allowing them to stay for their final exams, and gave Rancho an astronaut pen, as a sign of distinction that he had been keeping for thirty years to give to an extraordinary student.
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