PLEASE NOTE: Guys, this is not a review or a critical analysis...this is just an observation and is not intended to demean any of the 2 movies. 3 Idiots is a great movie and Mohabbatein too is a good movie.
OBSERVATION: I was randomly surfing the net when this pic of the film 'Mohabbatein' popped up. 'Mohabbatein' is an Aditya Chopra film released in 2000. It was one of the biggest hits of that year staring 3 big stars - Amitabh, Shahrukh & Aishwarya.
Back to 2009, '3 Idiots' has tsumanized the movie screens across the nation and the world (NRIs). It will eventually become one of the biggest hits of all time and may even beat 'Ghajini', the highest grosser of all time in Hindi Cinema. Incidentally both films have Aamir as the lead hero.
After looking at this pic of 'Mohabbatein' (ATTACHED), I remembered '3 Idiots'. Then, I could immediately draw parallels and similarities between the two films. Few of those are listed below:
STAR CAST: Multi-Starrer
CREATORS: Big succesful film makers
BOX OFFICE PERFORMANCE: Profitable
NOW THE MAIN SIMILARITIES - Related to the Storyline...
In 3 Idiots, Aamir comes to a college and brings about a change with his fresh thinking. In Mohabbatein, Sharukh comes to a college but as teacher and brings about a change with his new way of thoughts. In 3 Idiots, Boman Irani, the dean of the college is very strict who feels one has to be disciplined, has cliched old thoughts and is not open to change...In Mohabbatein, Amitabh plays a very strict dean of the college and is not open to change..Both stress on studying hard..
In 3 Idiots, Aamir falls in love with the daughter of the dean...In Mohabbatein too, Shahrukh falls in love with the daughter of the dean...In 3 Idiots, the dean of the college has a mysterious and disturbed past of his son committing suicide while in Mohabbatein too, the dean has a disturbed past of his daughter committing suicide. In 3 Idiots, there are 3 Idiots while in Mohabbatein there are also 3 Idiots - Uday, Jugal, Jimmy. In 3 Idiots, the message is to 'Follow your Dream.' In Mohabbatein the stress is on the love quotient and here the message becomes 'Follow your Dream (girl).' In both movies, the dean tries his best to get rid of the change agents.
And in the end, the deans in both the movies have a change of heart..
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Posted by Pavan at 12/26/2009 10:48:00 AM