Finally watched 3 Idiots yesterday. Almost everyone was talking about the movie except me. But call it bad timing or what, I watched it the same evening when Chetan Bhagat decided to come out with his statement that the movie was based on his story Five Point Someone (Wasn’t it? I had read somewhere that a movie adaptation of the book was due to come and was eagerly waiting for 3 Idiots.). Ever since I was just drawing parallels between the two. My judgement – I would better re-read the book.
Amir Khan and group would try hard at convincing people that they have an all new story (that took them 3 years to complete), but the film is at best an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel, but a bad adaptation for sure.
The movie was just too filmy unlike the book, not even matching the standards of Dil Chahta Hai – story of three college friends who meet after a long time. Amir would have actually wanted to remake Dil Chahta Hai but needed a new story, so that’s how Five Point Someone would have come up.
But it was not acceptable to not give visible credits to the author. Anyone who has read the book will easily know that the basic skeleton was Chetan’s; don’t talk of the twists and turns to the movie, which I think just added to the filmy factor.
I am no movie critic…and definitely not a good one at that (that’s why so less posts on movies). Overall the movie is okay but definitely not as good as the hype being created around it.
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