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Notes on 3 Idiots

There is a very good reason that I didn’t write on the much celebrated, much talked-about recent film, 3 Idiots, despite having some thoughts on it. The reason, quite simply, is my regular critique of Aamir Khan and the response it generates. While I enjoyed the film for its lighter moments, its use of comedy and some irreverent moments that are unique to popular Bombay cinema, it would have been impossible for me to ignore the glaring problems with this film. And for fear that my criticism of Aamir Khan’s constructed star persona (polite words for god complex) looks like a bad habit, I have chosen to remain somewhat in the background with this one. Luckily, I came across Jai Arjun Singh’s insightful piece on the film that appeared in Business Standard. I share his opinion to a large extent, and it can be accessed here.

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