Thursday, January 21, 2010

"3 Idiots"

"3 Idiots". Hey - has anyone seen this movie? It sounds like it is both smart and funny. Possibly even very smart and very funny. It is already the biggest blockbuster in Bollywood history, and it is scheduled to be released, in full, on youtube for legal dowloads within the next three months. I haven't heard any plans at all for US release.

The movie is based on the English language novel Five Point Someone by Indian author Chetan Bhagat. Chetan has also written other novels, including One Night @ the Call Center, and 2 States: The Story of My Marriage.

3 Idiots is about a young rebellious genius who studies science and engineering (at the Indian Institutes of Technology) for the sheer joy of learning and problem solving. Despite his brilliance, though, he is often at odds with teachers and administrators because, well, first of all because he is so much smarter than they are, but also because he shows little interest in such mundane matters as taking exams and conforming to "the system".

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