All Talk and No Action Friday, December 25, 2009

If you have read the book, it's a definite handicap. If you haven't, the movie, still, might fail to rise up to your expectations.

I fall in the first category.

Loosely inspired by Five Point Someone, 3 Idiots can be called the journey of 3 friends, through the grind of an engineering college, a journey interspersed with "chicken soup for the soul" fundae, romance and other such masala.

Enough has been said about the movie and the performances.
So, I wouldn't do it again.

However, I do wish to share what I felt about Ryan Oberoi from Five Point Someone.

Ryan became a cult figure for me. A boy, hard to understand, given his tough exterior, impenetrable mind and a hidden, soft heart.

Sharp, witty and perfect, even with his faults.

A rebel with a cause.

I am sure Aamir could have essayed the character well. Only if, the writing had allowed him to.

This is where 3 Idiots failed or me.

Too often,
Rancho reminded me of Ram Nikumbh of Taare Zameen Par. I was disappointed big time.

Leave Ryan, the movie on its own, can't match up with Hirani's previous works.

The Munnabhai Series had humour and magical moments, moments which remain with the viewer forever.

3 Idiots falls flat on that parameter.

For me, 3 Idiots will remain a masala movie, good in parts, but without much magic.


Anonymous said...

I loved the movie ..shall post a review :)

for me it was the best movie of the year ..Luck By Chance comes close second.


india unbound said...

Me too loved the movie.

However the best movie of 2009 for me is Rocket Singh.

All Talk and No Action said...

@allthecrap - I know, most people who went for the paid preview loved it. But, I had higher expectations and felt let down :(
About Luck By Chance, I haven't seen it yet, so cannot comment. I would say Rocket Singh and Gulaal would be at the top of my list.

@indiaunbound - Bingo, Rocket Singh is easily the best movie of the year - endearing and witty.

Voices within me said...

I agree... Ryaan was so easy to fall in love with. Not that the movie was bad... but fell short of the Ryaan magic

Mohammed Musthafa said...

Thank god someone else is agreeing Rocket Singh was the best movie of 2009. Loved the direction, and the script. And Ranbir actually acted like a simpleton. Sweet movie!

All Talk and No Action said...

@Voices - Yes, Ryan was easy to fall in love with. Every girl's crush, in college :)

@Mohammed - Yes sir, Rocket Singh - the best of 2009 and the most under-rated too! Sad, we don't cherish such movies enough. Thanks for stopping by.