3 Idiots is an Indian Hindi Language comedy drama film co- written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani. Starring Aamir khan, Madhavan , Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Mona Singh, and Boman Irani . The film follows the friendship of three students at an Indian engineering college about the social pressures under an Indian education system, the film also had a social impact on attitudes to education in India.
The film was the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend in India, had the highest opening day collections for an Indian film, and also held the record for the highest net collections in the first week for a Bollywood film.
It was the highest-grossing Indian film ever at the time. Its worldwide gross to ₹392 crore ($90 million) and It was also became one of the few Indian films at the time to become successful in East Asian markets such as China and Japan.
The film won several award including Filmfare award for Best Film and three National Film Award including best popular Film overseas, it was nominated for Best Outstanding Foreign Language Film at the Japan Academy Awards and also won the Grand Prize at Japan’s Videoyasan Award.it also won Best Foreign Film at China’s Beijing International Film festival
Later 3 Idiots was remade in Tamil as (Nanban – 2012) which also received huge success, Nanban had a Telugu Dubbed version tittled Snehitude.
The film was shot in Delhi, Bangalore, Ladakh, Mumbai, Chail, Shimla, Photography began on 28 July 2008. Aamir and the rest cast began shooting in early September, The Filming of the ICE College scenes took place at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore campus for 33 days. The first scene was shot in an aircraft with Madhavan in Mumbai.
The Film’s soundtrack is composed by Shantanu Moitra with lyrics by Swanand kirkire.
A controversy developed a few days after the release, the Author Chetan Bhagat claims that the attribution to his book in the movie has been rather unfair. Having seen the movie unfairly treated. Bhagat also stated that he “was expecting an opening credit and I was quite surprised on not seeing it.
But in a 31 December 2009 blog post on his personal website. Bhagat stated that he was told the movie was only 2–5% based on the book, but when he saw it, he felt that it was 70% of the book. However, he was told by the makers not to read the book, and he hasn’t. Thus, he cannot comment on the issue in a meaningful manner.