3 Idiots

  • Directors: Rajkumar Hirani
  • Producers: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Writers: Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Actors: Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, Omi Vaidya, Parikshit Sahni

Farhan Qureshi (R. Madhavan), is about to travel in a plane, when suddenly he receives a phone call. He fakes a heart attack, gets out of the airport, and calls his friend Raju Rastogi (Sharman Joshi), telling him that he has got a call by someone who claims that he knows where they can find their old friend Rancchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad (Aamir Khan). However, when they reach the place, they find out that the caller was an old batch mate Chatur Ramalingam (Omi Vaidya), who was also known as “Silencer” in the college days. He reminds them of a ten year old bet between him and Rancho that who will be more successful. He tells them that he knows where Rancho is, and the three seek a journey to find him.

The movie goes in flash back, where Farhan, Raju and Rancho join the Imperial College of Engineering, a.k.a. ICE, a fictional Indian engineering institute. It is shown that Rancho is an extraordinary student, or an Idiot, as labelled by the Professor Viru Sahastrabudhhe (ViruS) (Boman Irani), due to his intense interest in machines.

Rancho becomes an important part of both his friends, as he makes Farhan realize that his passion is photography, not engineering. He also helps Raju boost his self confidence, and helps him realize that Ramalingam (Silencer) just takes in the words, does not learn it. Other things include helping ViruS’s elder daughter in her pregnancy, saving Raju’s father, making ViruS remove his mustache on a bet that Raju will get a job through campus interview, helping both his friends clear their papers and falling in love with ViruS’s younger daughter Pia (Kareena Kapoor). ViruS also gifts him his pen, marking him as his best student.

Suddenly then, Chotu reveals that he really is Phunsukh Wangdu, a scientist, who likes to teach and change the education system. Incidentally, he is the person who Ramalingam intends to find, so that he can sign a deal with him, as his job is based on that deal. Thus Chotu finally proves that he is much better than him.

Anbe Sivam

  • Directors: Sundar C
  • Producers: K Muralitharan, V Swaminathan, G Venugopal
  • Writers: Kamal Haasan, Madhan
  • Genres: Drama, Comedy
  • Actors: Kamal Haasan, R Madhavan, Kiran Rathod, Nasser, Santhana Bharathi

The film begins with ad film-maker Anbarasu (R. Madhavan)- who prefers that his name is mentioned in the abbreviation of A. Ars rather than his full name, arriving at the Bhubaneswar airport in Orissa, India. He is about to board a flight back to Chennai for his own wedding. However, he learns at the airport that his flight is cancelled due to the bad weather in the state where heavy floods and torrential rain due to the wet season have affected air traffic. While waiting for further announcements, Ars watches a television news of a terrorist threat at an airport in Mumbai, making him suspicious when he sees a limping man carrying an old sack on his hands. He informs the authorities, who find out that the man only has a cucumber in that bag and nothing else.

The man, a physically disabled man named Nallasivam (Kamal Hassan) introduces himself to Ars and both of them get to know each other. However, Ars underestimates Nallasivam, ignoring his advise and friendly acquitance, resulting in some comical events in the airport itself. Announcements are finally made that the flights would not board on that day and Ars will have to reserve place in nearby hotels to put up the night. Ars realizes that the five star hotel that he was staying in before is now fully booked, leaving him optionless. Nallasivam however helps him find a place in a two star hotel nearby, in which both Nalla and Ars have to share the same room. Ars’ resentment of Nalla makes him act selfishly in trying to get rid of Nalla but at every juncture, Nalla does him a favor which leaves Ars with a heavy heart. The next morning, Ars takes a taxi without waking Nalla in order to find his own way to Chennai. However, Ars realizes that the floods have blocked most of the roads and even the train station is covered by high levels of water. He gets mugged by a thief in the station who offers to help Ars with his luggages, and loses all his money. Nalla however comes to the station and helps Ars retain the wallet, sans the money. It is then revealed that Nalla is a trade unionist and is travelling with a cheque worth Rs. 30 lakh to be delivered to some people after fighting a court cases for some union workers. The comical and misunderstanding events continue as the pair make it to a different train station. There, Nalla decides to tell the story of his own past, but a tired Ars falls asleep and walks away as he is about to begin.

The film ends with Nalla walking away with his dog, Sangu.