3 Idiots Review

  • 4/5

Very enjoyable comedy, and Aimir Khan was fantastic. Reminded me of Real Genius in a way. Set at a prestigious engineering college three roommates become friends, surviving hazing and a competitive environment so fierce it drives a student to suicide.

I had my Indian neighbor over for brunch the next morning after I watched this film, and it turns out he attended the same engineering school as in the film, but the Bombay campus (there are five campuses of this school). He said the hazing in the film is true to life, and he went through something very similar, being woken up in the middle of the night and forced to strip in front of upperclassmen. He said students at this college "have a chip on their shoulder" because it's so terribly competitive to get in.