Top 100 Bollywood Movies Of All Time: No.8 - "3 Idiots", Powerful Life Lessons About Success For The Youth

Mina Muzumdar |Jun 26, 2019

Behind the laugh of "3 Idiots" - the number eighth in Top 100 Bollywood of All Time is valuable life lessons. "Pursue excellence, and success will follow you".

For a decade, people still talk about the success of 3 Idiots and referring to it as "Bollywood Oscars" because of its massive success not only in the domestic market but also at the global level. However, apart from being in the list of Top 100 Bollywood Movies Of All Time, 3 Idiots carries profound messages and valuable life lesson that keep inspiring all generations.

Released in 2009, the film broke all box office record since the first opening week and soon after became one of the highest grosser films in Indian cinema history. 10 days since the opening day, the film collected $17 million USD and earned $65 million worldwide at the end. What lies behind the appeal of a 171 minutes film about the life of three youngsters?

The powerful lesson behind the endless laugh

171 minutes in length is an unusual length for any films but 3 Idiots did capture the heart of the audience from the very first frame to the last. It's not only about an appealing storyline that intermingling past and present or the funny joke that can make you burst out laughing but also powerful life lesson in an ordinary story.

Conquering even the big international market such as USA, China, England, the film changed the face of India's movie industry.


3 Idiots bind the audience emotion in heart touching story of people from all walks of life. Raju represented one of them, the quiet guy who has the burden of a large family on his shoulders with a paralyzed father, a retired mother, and a sister who couldn't get married because she couldn't afford the dowry. Though his destiny was miserable, he was lucky enough to have good friends like Farhan, Pia, and Racho.

"Pursue excellence, and success will follow you"

In Bollywood, Aamir Khan is an undisputed talent but he wasn't insurance for the success of a movie. However, the actor proved his charisma in the film when playing the naughty Rancho. It's undeniable fact that it's hard to find anyone that can portray Rancho as perfect as Aamir Khan.


And it's Rancho who ignited his friend passion from the bottom of their heart. The moment when Farhan chose to follow his passion despite his father's huge expectation on him definitely imprinted a mark on the heart of the audience.

"Pursue excellence, and success will follow you", 3 Idiots is Rancho's message for the youth about their life passion and their strong will toward their goal.


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