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This review is from: Three Idiots [DVD] (DVD)
This comedy is the best I've seen in ages! The central precept is that if you follow your life's passion you will never really 'work' a day in your life. This is illustrated by the free spirited Rancho- brillinatly played by Amir K. who's character could have come across as a cocky rebel but is portrayed as a imaginative, sensitive and caring; an advanced soul (even at the end of the film when he is being chastised by the director of the college who tells him he can't be right all the time, Rancho humbly agrees; when in point of fact he has never failed in his studies and his relationships). Every teacher should watch this film- Rancho succeeded because he loved learning whereas his friends always flunked because of fear of failure or by living to fulfil parental ambitions. Everyone should know a Rancho in real life! The songs and dance routines are superb. The film makes a very strong social comment on the price of pursuing success. It could be criticised since it deals with the pretty heavy issue of suicide at several points in the film. Also, 'Silencer's speech scene loses its comedic timing and impact in translation. Still, if you want to be inspired, moved and cheered up watch this film!