Posted by: S/J | 12/24/2009

Arre Bhaiyaa All Izz Well

Directed By: Rajkumar Hirani
Cast: Boman Irani, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan
Rating: 4.5/5

three-idiots_03e_1024x768 This was on our ‘must-watch list’ since day one because of the usual suspects.

1. Aamir Khan — Aur farmaaien?
2. Kareena Kapoor — We’ve loved her since the very beginning – Refugee, but she’s getting better and better with each film…and we get to see her with Aamir, it’s always refreshing to see new pairings.
3. Rajkumar Hirani — Everyone loved both Munna Bhais and good movies are hard to come by these days, so experience and a good track record always keeps us hopeful.
4. Boman Irani — the man is a character actor, in the best sense. Always entertaining.
5. R. Madhavan — Liked him in Rehna Hai Tere Dil mein, LOVED him in Ramji Londonwaley.

The film opens with Farhan (R. Madhavan) and Raju (Sharman Joshi) in the search for their long lost college friend Rancho (Aamir Khan) with the ‘help’ from the Silencer (Omi). The film is narrated by Farhan and it goes back and forth from the present day to the days that the ‘3 Idiots’ spent in college together. In the flashbacks is where we first meet the other characters Virus (Boman Irani) and Pia (Kareena Kapoor).

Seedha dil se, Rajkumar Hirani did it again! A film full of emotions, love, lessons, and good humor – the film left us with the same feeling we got after watching Lage Raho Munna Bhai. It is definitely a strong contender for ‘The Filmistan Awards‘ 2009. The story (Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijit Joshi) as whole is what made the film work. Sometimes you like a film because it had brilliant dialogues and the characters were so clearly etched out and so relateable, this film had that — yes, but the story as a whole really made it what it is — something you get invested into. phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg

As far as the performances go we weren’t expecting to be surprised. We expected good performances from everyone involved and everyone delivered, right down to Millimeter (character in the movie). But, it’s hard not to mention Aamir because he’s so effortless. His mannerisms totally reminded us of someone we would know at school. Yes, we were wondering why a man in his 40s is playing a college student, but once we were watching the movie that doubt disappeared. Sharman shined in the emotional scenes. Madhavan was great overall and really stood out when he was convincing ‘Hitler Qureshi.’ Boman was Boman. Kareena…Kareena — there wasn’t enough of her, not even close. She was so good…her ‘drunk scene’ was better than Aamir’s ‘drunk scene!’ That’s right!

The music by Shantanu Moitra is average but the picturization of the songs is what makes it more interesting — by the way a “Jahaan panaa tussi great ho” to Muraleedharan C.K.’s cinematography…and Ladakh was breathtaking. “Zoobi Doobi” is a favorite because of it’s stereotypical filminess – dancing in the rain, the lovers standing on a bridge in a moonlit night, and of course the usual jhatkas and matkas. Coming in next is “All izz well,” it’s the one that actually gets stuck in your head when you come back from the theater, partially because you hear the phrase “All izz best” a million times in the movie…one more reason to like the film – it gives you a phrase to let go of your worries and let your heart know that everything will be fine, this sure made us feel better!

Sheena Parikh did the costumes for the film and made sure that they were appropriate for the characters. Loved Virus’s look in the film – you’ll know why we say that! We know Manish Malhotra also did the costumes, so we’re assuming that he dressed Kareena. He definitely did her bridal outfit but we’re not sure about Kareena’s normal clothes, but if he actually did the “normal” look for her then we’re very proud of him! Once again, a big shout out to Kareena’s makeup artist for doing such a brilliant job.

We’ve seen some really good films in the last few years that had good messages, Munnabhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Rang De Basanti, Delhi 6, Wake Up Sid and now Three Idiots. It’s a poignant film, but more importantly it’s a real entertainer and it was hilarious. Kaash rewind kar sakte tabhi.



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