10 Lessons From 3 Idiots
The latest Aamir Khan starrer 3 Idiots is being widely acclaimed as one of the best movies of recent times. I managed to catch a show last week, and came back impressed.
Not just impressed. I learnt a lot from the movie. What follows is ten important lessons in life that the movie taught me.
This is not a review. Millions have already been written so i wont go there. If you want a positive review try here, and here. If you want a bad one, check this out, and for a really nasty one, read here.
Ok. So back to the ten lessons i learnt from 3 Idiots.
Ageing can be stopped. There is after all, such a thing as the elixir of life. Obviously Aamir Khan has found it; there’s no way a 44 year old man can look so incredibly young all of a sudden. If only he shared some of that with Madhavan…
Or science has really made immense progress over the past years. They probably stole the face of a college kid and stuck it on Aamir’s.
Those tiny, baby scooters come in handy in medical emergencies. You can drive ahead of an ambulance clearing the way for it to pass, or if an ambulance isn’t available, just use the little bi-wheeler as one. As an added advantage, hospitals will let you drive the scooter right up to the operation theater so it works out quite nicely.
Poverty and illness may be touchy topics, but if tinted in sepia tones they become funny. All you need is a mom cribbing about the family’s pathetic financial condition in black and white, while the paralyzed dad lies in bed, and audiences will roll away in their seats. Some will ROFL, while some others may even ROFLMAO.
A movie can break box office opening collection records and win wholesome praise from all and sundry, but still some critic holed up in a dinghy cabin will manage to come up with an absolutely scathing review that tears up everything about the film. After all, isn’t that what critics are paid for? (Writing reviews, i meant! If you are a critic, please also note that such reviews may be followed by thousands of comments by readers questioning the sanctity of your comments.)
The farmhouses of Chhatarpur are passe. The Delhi wallah who really matters would go to a fancy hill station to get married.
On a related note, it is way easier to run away from a wedding in desolate hill stations. Imagine the lady runs away from the wedding mandap only to get caught in a massive traffic jam due to the latest flyover construction. Dad catches up, and shoots both runners with his rifle. What started as a romantic comedy suddenly ends up a horror flick.
If you had any doubts on the Mahabharata/Abhimanyu/Chakravyuha story, this movie should clarify all your concerns. Babies can listen and understand you, even before they are born. So get that Java book and start teaching your kid the basics of software development before his competition catches up.
This one’s important. You may be drunk and dirty, but if you are Aamir Khan, the girl will readily fall for you when you try to sneak into her bedroom in the middle of the night.
Please note the if – if you don’t pass that very important condition don’t even dare think of trying.
And the solution to the problem of men peeing all over the place – Electricity.
No man in the right frame of mind will risk his all-important apparatus. Just keep a battery and wires handy, and they will run like monkeys on seeing a langur.
Be a rebel. Fight the system. Educate yourself. Don’t waste the opportunity for education by just cramming from books. If you must mess with the principal of your college, make sure he has a pregnant daughter(-in-law) and be prepared with an inverter and a vacuum cleaner.
Lastly, think outside the box. If you just counted and this list was less than the promised length, well, that was intentional, and not because i ran out of points.
Didn’t you know – the rebel always ends up a winner?