College life is never that easy because it’s our phase in life where we should strive and focus on our studies because it would be the starting line for our future. It would lead us to a direction where we will be able to fulfill our dreams in life from the very start.
In the movie, “The 3 Idiots”, it just simply portrays our lives in college. It may be hard to survive every obstacle that may come our way but what’s important is that we remained strong in order to achieve our goals in life. As the saying goes, “no pain no gain”. We will never gain or have the things that we always wanted to achieve if we did not invest on it and do everything that we can in order to have it.
The movie is lead by the three characters, Rancho, Raju and Farhan. Each one of them has their own characteristics and dreams in life and they have distinct talents and skills in which it helps them to achieve what they have become in the future.
I shall start with Farhan Qureshi, from the day he was born, his father proclaimed that he would be an engineer someday but as he entered college, it was never his dream. It was his father’s dream for him and out of love and respect, he followed what his father wanted for him even though it is not what he wanted just to please and make his father happy. His dream is to become a wildlife photographer because he had this passion in photography and he also loves animals and it was projected on the movie his photographs on animals. Even though he pursued engineering and become an engineering student in a top 1 Engineering University, his love for photography is still in him. Every examination results, he is consistent on being on the last rank and always on the last row during class pictorials together with Raju. He still studies his lessons well but still can’t make it to the top and I understand what he is going through because for me, you cannot give what you don’t have. Even if I have all the perseverance that I need to be on top but if my heart is not in it, it is still useless. I would not be happy because following our hearts would make us happier. I understand that he needed to do all of these things just to make his parent’s proud especially his father considering that he had given him all the privileges just to make him feel comfortable in his studies like buying an air conditioner and put it on Farhan’s room just to make it comfortable for him to study his lessons well. Everything that they can offer they will give it to his son just to make it comfortable and easier for him to study. A part of the movie wherein it is their job interview and his father bought him a brand new laptop because he thought that it would be a great help for his son especially if he would pass the job interview and be hired for work. I idolized Farhan’s courage to speak for himself and let his father know what he wanted in his life. I understand his father’s side because our parents only wanted what’s best for us. They would not decide on something if they know it would be no good at all. But sometimes we need to speak out especially on what would really make us happy because a man would be truly human if he will be able to live his life to the fullest, meaning he had live his life the way he wanted it to be. I liked the scene in which he talked to his father that he don’t want to pursue engineering because he wanted to follow his heart, his dreams and it would be wildlife photographer. I was touched on how his father reacted on the situation that he said that he will return the laptop that he just bought for his son and asked for the cost of the camera that his son would need on his endeavor. It was a happy ending for Farhan because his father finally understands the meaning of happiness for his son and embraces him as a sign of his acceptance and love. In real life, our parents cannot bear the feeling of not seeing us happy, what they surely wants for us is the best of everything and sometimes they tend to forget that we already have our own life, own thoughts and own feelings. They made decisions that sometimes it is against our will but out of our love and respect for them we just kept to ourselves what we really wanted just to please them and not disappointing them. It is not wrong to stand up and talk to them what we really wanted but it should be in a nice way in which they would really understand what we really wanted to tell them. Whatever decisions we may have, our parents are our number one supporters and the one that will push us harder just for us to achieve our goals and dreams in life. I really admired Farhan’s courage to stand up to his father in order for him to have his life following the tracks of his dream and I also admired his parents especially his father for listening and understanding his son’s plea and supports him instead.
The second character in the movie is Raju Rastogi, compared to Rancho and Farhan, he belongs to a poor family. He had a sick father who was once a postman, a mother who is retired and an unwed sister that could not marry because they could not afford the dowry that the family of the groom wanted. He wanted to be an engineer because he wanted to make his parents happy and could provide a good life for his family. He is a type of person in which he values his family so much because for them, he is their last hope for their family. He really wanted to finish and graduate engineering because for him it would give him a stable job and could offer him a salary to suffice the needs of his family. In the movie, he is the serious one and don’t want to be distracted by the doings of his friends Rancho and Farhan and so he decided to move to another room so that he could stay focus on studying his lessons but it did not went well because his friends made a plan to make him realize that they are good company and not Chatur. He thought that he is in bad company his friends would distract him in his studies and would be the reason for his failures in class. But he was completely wrong, because even though he moved to another room, lie lowed from his friends but in the end they are the one who helped his father to be brought right away to the hospital especially Rancho. He is the one who did a lot of effort for it just to bring Raju’s father to the hospital in time. And by that time, he realized that friends will always be friends especially in times of troubles, trials and difficulties. Our friends will be the one we can share our thoughts freely and they will be always there for us no matter. True friends are really hard to find and if you have them keep them and treasure them. There’s this incident in the story wherein they the three friends were in trouble because they get drunk and crashed on Mr. Virus’s house in the middle of the night because of their be on Rancho that he should confess his feelings for Pia, Mr. Virus’s daughter. They were in trouble because Mr. Virus woke up and been able to recognize one of them and unfortunately, it was Raju. In the morning during their class, they were caught by Mr. Virus because they fell asleep on their room and found a bottle of rum with them and so Raju was invited by Mr. Virus in his office. They talked on his office and gave Raju a warning. He will not be able to graduate in time because of what happened last night and made a bargain with him. He would erase his name on the list of students that will not graduate if he will put the name of Rancho on it and will be his witness for such act. It would be a very hard decision for Raju to make because it is a dilemma between his future and his loyalty for his friend. If I were in Raju’s shoes, it would be very hard and risky decision for me because, whatever I will choose there would be a consequence for it. If I will choose to put my friend in danger in replace for me, it would be him who will not be able to graduate and it would be a lifetime guilt for me but if I will choose not to erase my name and not to witness against my friend, I would be the one who will not graduate and would bring disappointment to my family. I understand that he choose to jump off the building and commit suicide because of mental pressure that he needed to decide sometimes suicide is an person’s escape for all the problems that he is going through. Committing suicide would not bring any good to us because it would not resolve any issues in our lives but instead it would worsen the case. But in Raju’s case he chose suicide than to sacrifice things that he valued the most. He was hospitalized and everyone was very worried about him especially his family and friends that love him so much. They did everything just to show Raju that they are strong despite what happened to him because it would be great help for him to wake up and recover easily. And fortunately after all their efforts, Raju recovered from the incident and they all rejoiced for such good news. I admired his determination because even though he just recovered from his accident and his legs were still broken, he still went on their job interview and answered all the interviewers’ questions confidently. I admired also his attitude that he would not change himself just to please the interviewers’. He said in his interview, “You keep your job and I’ll keep my attitude”. Our attitude composes our being and it is made even stronger by the experiences that we encountered in our lives. Just like Raju he is stronger now because of what happened to him. He can be someone if he will just be determined and strong to face the trials in life that he may face.
The most important and lead character in the movie is Rancho. He is a perfect example of genuine wisdom. For me, he touched many lives in the story not just touched but inspired lives including the viewers. I can say to that he is a perfect example of genuine wisdom because since he was a child he could not afford to study at school but instead slip on classes and wear uniform even though he is not enrolled. He just wanted to be educated and learn new things in life. I was amazed by his principle that, “you don’t need money just be in school, all you need is a uniform”, by that doing he just proves that a person could do everything if he wanted to prove something. He is a genius by birth and he never wanted to stop learning. All he had learned from school, he applied it. For example, during their first night at the university he did used what he had learned from physics that salt water is good conductor of electricity. I was amazed by that kind of simple invention he had made so that he will not be bullied by the seniors. He is a good friend to his friends; he would help them when they are in need. He inspired their lives and taught them to follow what would make them happy. I admired him because despite the pressure in college he still can make it to the top of the class and proved to everyone that grades are not important it will just make division among others, what’s important is that even though we may not have high grades but we learned something from it. It would a foundation for our success in the future, all the things that we learned in this so-called life. In the movie, he always pushes his friends to bring out what they have for them to have something to be proud of. This man is indeed a very inspiring man for me because it made me realized that education is what we really need for the success of our future and taught me the value of friendship that friends are our second family. Through ups and downs, true friends will always be there for you. The saying “AAL IZZ WELL” is a reminder for us all that everything will be alright if we will believe in ourselves and has that faith in each one of us. He is an outstanding student in ICE because he is an eye opener to everyone and I liked what Mr. Virus told him that he is not right all the time. It simply means that even though we, people, are that smart, genius, bright in terms of intellectual capabilities but we do not know everything, we should stay humble at all times. We tend to make mistakes and we should accept it even though it would hurt our pride. He is the only student in which Mr. Virus had seen to be one of a kind that’s why he gave his pen to him because that pen is a symbol of excellence and for me he really deserve it. It is not that easy to make a machine out of materials that are available at a certain time. For me Rancho is a hero in that movie, he is able to save a child’s life by his innovated invention the vacuum cup out of a vacuum cleaner and helped to deliver Mona’s baby safely. I was really amazed by what he had done at that time and I’m sure that Mr. Virus is also amazed and proud of him that’s why he gave his pen to him. A really one of a kind and extra ordinary person for me that would best describe Rancho.
If would choose among the three characters in the movie, I will obviously choose Rancho or Rancchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad because he stands out above them all.
He is able to inspire me in many ways like in the quote that he always say “Pursue excellence, and success will follow, pants down.” For me, if we aim for dreams aim it high because it would be our motivation in life to reach that goal. If we will be able to excel in our chosen careers or paths that we wanted to take, our success on it will not be impossible to achieve because if we love what we are doing, everything will be just in place plus it would be a fulfillment of our long life dreams. He made realize that grades are just basis on how well I am able to comprehend the lessons taught in school but it is should not be our basis for our excellence but on how we are able to apply it in real life and learn from it because learning should not stop by the time we graduated school but it is a long way process until the end of our life. But the most striking quote that I heard from the movie is that “Make your passion, your profession”, it is the most striking for me because it really applies what we are going through right now. We cannot accomplish tasks or be successful in a work if our hearts are not on it because we will never be contented on it and we tend to look and ask for more. It would be very good if we will be able to follow what we really want for our lives. I took BSIT Course because I have this passion in computers, I wanted to know everything about it even though programming is the least that I love in this course but I have to embrace it wholeheartedly because it is part of what I called my passion. I want to be a somebody someday that my family could be proud of. I want to be someone someday that is contented in life because I am able to fulfill and reached my goals in life.
This movie taught me a lot when it comes to life and in choosing happiness. For me, they are not idiots, but for me they are smart men. They had inspired so many lives just by watching and understanding the moral behind this movie. And this movie, is one of my favorite movies of all times and I have watched it several times but every time I am watching it the impact of this movie is still the same just like what it is to me on the very first time I am able to watch it. I do hope that they will still continue to make movies like this one because it is a very good movie to recommend in all ages for it teaches us many things about life and could inspire us in many ways. This movie made me like the lead actor Ahmir Khan and I am a big fan of him. I watched his movies because all were very inspiring and have lots of lessons to teach us. Thumbs up for this movie!!
“ALL IS WELL!”