realising your dreams and living the life you want for yourself (not a life someone else set for you).
That’s the underlining message in 3 IDIOTS. A heart-warming story of friendship, aspiration and the goodness of life. If the line-up of cast doesn’t excite you (Amir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Kareena Kapoor), read the reviews at apunkachoice or Rotten Tomatoes.
Mind you, the movie 3 IDIOTS are not about idiots nor is it for idiots. It’s the “I’ll Do It On my Terms” belief that revolves around 3 engineering students from different backgrounds in India.
Whether in India or Malaysia or Singapore, the society creates pressure for our students to get good grades in school, get admission in engineering or medicine and secure their future. While we can’t be sure of the future, we can be sure of our passion. Many have walked that paths – doing the work that they are passionate about and they are successful. Steve Jobs. Sir Richard Branson. Dato’ Nicol David.
Another highlight of the movie is that students should not blindly memorise chapters after chapters and books after books, but rather focus on understanding and practical knowledge. I believe this movie carries a heavy burden in hope to be an eye opener for parents, parents to be as well as educators who are obsessed about making children live out, not the children’s dreams but, their dreams and aspirations for the kids.
Although the storyline is quite predictable, there are many positive values to learn from this great movie. Rated as the comedy of the year when it was released, the movie is emotional, entertaining, enlightening and en(reach)ing. It has a tremendous youth appeal – from ragging, romance, drinking, running late for exams, making fun of the professor. Trust me, it will make you want to relive your college years.
So in the middle of the busy week, do yourself and your family a favour: watch 3 IDIOTS!
Do you have any movie(s) to share that will help in en(reach)ing lives?