‘3 Idiots’ won the highest number of technical awards at the Indian
International Film Academy Weekend award ceremony being held in Colombo.
‘3 Idiots’ is a 2009 Bollywood comedy film directed by
Rajkumar Hirani, with a screenplay by Abhijat Joshi, and produced by Vidhu
Vinod Chopra. It was loosely adapted from the novel Five Point Someone by
‘3 Idiots’ stars Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi,
Kareena Kapoor, Omi Vaidya, Parikshit Sahni and Boman Irani.
Upon release, the film broke all opening box office records
It was the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend in India and has
the highest opening day collections for a Bollywood film. It also has the
record for highest net collections in the first week for a Bollywood film.
Within 10 days of its release, the film crossed the INR 1 billion mark in India and
became the first film of 2009 to do so. The film also created a new box office
record for a release in the last quarter of a year (October to December),
breaking the previous record set by Ghajini. It is also the highest-grossing
film to be released in the second half of the year (July to December), breaking
the previous record also held by Ghajini.
‘3 Idiots’ has become the highest-grossing Bollywood movie
of all time in India.
The film set a box office record for the Indian film industry, grossing Rs 410
crore (US$ 90.5 million) worldwide. It is expected to be the first Indian film
to be officially released on YouTube, within 12 weeks of releasing in theaters
on March 25, 2010. The film also went on to win many awards, winning six
Filmfare Awards including best film and best director, and ten Star Screen
The film also uses
real inventions by little known people in India’s backyards. The brains behind
the innovations were Remya Jose, a student from Kerala, who created the
exercise-bicycle-cum-washing-machine, Mohammad Idris, a barber from Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh, who invented a
bicycle-powered horse clipper, and Jahangir Painter, a painter from Maharashtra, who made the scooter-powered flour mill. –