We are NOT Idiots!!! Hmmph!!

03 Jan

This post is not in favor of Chetan Bhagat (CB) just because I’m a BIG fan of his. Rather this post is in favor of COMMON SENSE.

‘3 Idiots’ was one of the most awaited movies of 2009, especially for the fans of CB’s Five Point Someone (FPS).
While it was in the making over the last 12-16 months, it was projected to be re-worked version of FPS with a filmi twist to CB’s story about 3 IIT students.
For the records, during its music release a few months ago it was still a FPS inspired movie.
And then the first few trials of the video showed it to be “loosely” based on FPS with certain scenes and a new twist at the end.
And when the movie was released, it was no longer based on CB’s record breaking and loved-by-masses novel.

And two days back, the movie makers had a spat with the journalists at Noida over this issue.
I’m zoobie-doobie confused.

On one hand Aamir Khan says he’s not read the FPS and on the other contrary hand he says it’s not an inspired version of the book.
That’s the reason why on one hand I’ve not seen the movie “3 Idiots” and on the other hand, in similar contrary tone I say it’s based on FPS.
If Aamir’s right, so am I!!!

3 IIT students, One professor, One girl…and a lot many other things…cannot be just mere co-incidences.
Do Aamir, Vidhu and Hirani think of the common junta as Idiots? Are they that Stupid?
(During a promo, Aamir had said, “Dont be Stupid, be an Idiot”)
When >90% of the people who have both watched the movie and read the book, do relate it with FPS then what’s the problem with Aamir? Doesn’t he believe his fans? Does he think of his movie-watchers as those who lack common sense?? What does he think of himself?

Hirani and Joshi, the so-called scriptwriters of the movie should be the ones answering the media/junta and not the hero/producer/director of the movie.

As long as CB is not given due credit to this movie for his script, All is definitely NOT well.


Posted by on January 3, 2010 in Movies, Thoughts


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11 responses to “We are NOT Idiots!!! Hmmph!!

  1. Thousif Raza

    January 3, 2010 at 11:21 am

    well i dont know what the contravercy abt, maybe there is a big scam all rgt, and chetan doesnt need to gain publicty.. because he is already so famous, why would he do it….i guess you are rgt its the 3 idiots who are to blame all rgt… but i watched the movie and i loved it all rgt…. see it once and decide for urself

    take care and keep writing…………

  2. Sree

    January 3, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Thanks Thousif. I didnt comment on whether the movie is right or wrong…my sister’s watched the movie and as per her its a great deal of FPS…
    I think I will wait for its pirated version if its not FPS-inspired. My way of saying thank you to Aamir and the other 2 idiots! 🙂

  3. Narayani

    January 3, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Agree cent % 🙂

  4. Hari

    January 3, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Hey Shimmu.. Its all publicity gimmick !!

    As u rightly said.. they all are taking Junta for a ride .

  5. Sree

    January 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    @ Narayani & Harry,

    Thanks guys…nice to see ya here!! 🙂

  6. aparna

    January 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    aamir has agrred n the fact tht the basic concept was taken from the book..but reg the script its a ttally diff one..the dialogues..the fun nothing is as is from the book..
    CB was given the credit tht he deserved..but claimin tht the entire script was his is something tht they movie makers din agree…..i think hes got no more books to write n so took this chance of promoting his 1st book once again using media…..

  7. shruti

    January 5, 2010 at 10:09 am

    hey so tru..

    me too a big fan of CB and yeah 3 idiots is ‘inspired’ by FPS to the core!

    nice rt up 🙂

  8. kavitha

    January 5, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Its wierd how all sites have headlines screaming about this issue…the other day I saw this was the first news ahead of train derailing in UP(shows how much Indians value life over entertainment,doesn’t it?)

    anyways, as for as this particular issue is concerned I think both are over-reacting…Frankly, I dont recollect much of FPS nor did I go to this movie coz of FPS or CB.If there are many like me, then the movie ran mainly due to the hirani-aamir combi.

    But going by CB’s reactions, I feel the guy feels he has been conned…less for the title credits and more for the money…He is trying hard to get public support and if I am not wrong also getting his books sold…he has got a measly 10 lacs out of the 100-odd crore collections 😀

    Personally, I think the 3I team is wrong ethically in trying to claim most of the story is theirs since even if the inspiration has been FPS and there is just 5% of the book in the movie, they should have included his name in the title.
    But that doesn’t mean CB is correct either coz I remember seeing a few of his interviews before the release which says he read the complete script and one after the release which says the movie is great and though the movie isnt completely FPS,it essence is the same(not saying its wrong to say but just that he conveniently became an injured party after seeing the success of the movie)

  9. Sree

    January 9, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Aparna, Shruti, Kavi,

    Each one of us have our own views don’t we? 😛
    Nice to see you ladies either agree and argue….my idea here wasnt to debate…so i will have to agree with each one of you…let the idiots argue!! 🙂
    Thanks all!! 🙂

  10. Dishit

    January 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    agree complete with you on this though am not a CB fan and am an AK fan 😉 – a simple inspired from credit would have simply solved the problem – but money is talking so there may be other dimensions to this problem too 🙂

  11. Sree

    January 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    @ Dev-D,

    Yeah a lot other dimensions I now get…waise nice of u to agree on the issue than lean towards being a blind fan!! 🙂
    Thanks buddy! 😀


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