'3 Idiots' one of the best from Bollywood: Malaysian film critic

Dec 31, 2009 IANS

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 31 (IANS) Applauding the cast and crew of recently released hit film "3 Idiots", a Malaysian film critic described director Rajkumar Hirani's directorial venture as "one of the best from Bollywood".

If you want to find fault with "3 Idiots", it should be the title - for its wrong connotation. It has an intelligent storyline with acting par excellence, critic K.N. Vijiyan wrote in his review in New Straits Times.

Don't get the wrong idea from the film title. This is not an idiotic movie and is, in fact, one of the best from Bollywood. It makes you laugh, it makes you think. In some scenes, you may even shed a tear.

Aamir Khan proves yet again why he is such a prized possession in Bollywood. The 'Mr. Perfectionist' always puts in a lot into his movies and that's why "Lagaan", "Taare Zameen Par", "Rang De Basanti", "Fanaa" and "Ghajini" have been praised and did well at the box-office.

Boman is impressive with his lisp, style of dressing and mannerisms, reminiscent of his similar role in "Munnabhai M.B.B.S", but he is thoroughly enjoyable to watch.

Many scenes in the story will have the audience rolling with laughter, especially where a boy gets his words mixed up while giving a welcoming address to a VIP. There is a message about the futility of suicide, the increasing cost of living and the mindless cramming to pass exams.

The songs composed by Shantanu Moitra are a good listen and the movie has been imaginatively filmed by Muraleedharan C.K.

Kareena Kapoor doesn't have much screen time but makes her presence felt. Her lip-lock with Aamir has been snipped.

This is a feel-good movie which will make you want to watch it a second time. In "Munnabhai", the director propagated the "hugging" philosophy for emotional wellbeing. Here, the "mantra" is "All is well" even when something goes wrong.

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