3 idiots Box Office Collection

3 idiots Box Office Collection: 3 Idiots movie is a Bollywood superhit blockbuster cinema directed by Rajkumar Hirani released in December, 2009. This year(2019) , it marks tenth anniversary. This film is based on the social pressures under an Indian Education System. The film has parallel narrative set in two different time zones. Producer of the film was Vidhu Vinod Chopra and the film had a release under Vinod Chopra Films. It is the highest grossing film during its opening weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) in India. This film was not successful in India only but also had good business collection in East Asian Markets such as China and Japan.

3 Idiots
3 Idiots

Plot(3 Idiots story)

3 idiots movie story is one of the most engaging story. Smartly and intelligently engaging plot.

During a flight about to take off, Farhan Qureshi, a passenger in the flight, comes to know about location of Ranchoddas, his college time best friend about whom he has been looking for since graduation day. In the pretext of heart attack, he manages to return back the flight at the airport. He meets Raju Rastogi (Another best friend from college days). Both leaves for Chaturlingam who had informed Farhan about Ranchoddas. They meet at the water tank of their college, a common place where they used to hang out. Chatur informs him Ranchoddas who is not in contact after graduation, lives in Shimla and shows photo image as proof.

Trio leaves for Shimla. Mean while Farhan reminisces his college days.

(10 Years back...)Farhan Qureshi and Raju Rastogi begin their graduation at a prestigious 'Imperial College of Engineering' (ICE) in Delhi. Ranchoddas ("Rancho") is their new Roommate. Farhan is there to appease his father by sacrificing his passion for photography. Raju is there to pursue engineering, then get job and end his family's financial problems.But Rancho is complete opposite to them. He loves science and technology. Inside the campus there is pressure of education on every one. Insitute's Director "Viru Sahastrabuddhe" aka "Virus" has been the key element and driving force for the pressures of semester examinations upon the students. Virus is punctual, discipline and strict. Rancho often land in argument and conflict with virus over various matters in the campus. Chatur (nick named Silencer for fart habit) used to be an arrogant Ugandan Tamil Student with little knowledge of Hindi obsessed with topping the exams.

One day, Joy Lobo, a senior student committed suicide by hanging himself. His suicide was due to depression after virus informed his father that he will be unable to graduate due to the delay in his project submission. Rancho criticises virus for the educational pressure and claims joy's death is a murder.

Somedays later, while gate crashing into a wedding reception, the trio find themself unknowingly attending Virus's eldest daughter's wedding. There they meet Pia (Virus's youngest daughter) and a student at the city medical college. When virus spots trio, he summons Raju and farhan and warns about the consequences once they pass out from the college as Ranchoddas being rich kid nothing would harm even if he fails to pass in Engineering.

This affects Raju and raju shifts to chatur's room.

On teachers day, chatur is supposed to deliver speech in Hindi in front of the college but Ranchoddas changes the words in the speech letter which results in humiliation to chatur. Being drunk chatur lands in argument with Ranchoddas and challenges him who is going to more successful after ten years.

(Farhan's Reminisces ends / Back to present) They reach at Shimla and manages to find out Ranchoddas's location. And they find, father of ranchoddas has passed out. To their astonishment, the guy who had studied with them, is not the same guy ranchoddas they met here. After interrogation (funny way), ranchoddas (the other guy in the house) confesses, the man who studied in their college was his late domestic helps son "Chote" - an orphan kid who was brilliant in studies. He pursued engineering and handed over him graduation certificate because of which he runs construction tenders in the city. He shares the address of Chote who is a school teacher in Ladakh. They decide to head to ladakh but chatur is dieing to meet Phunsuk Wangdu, to crack a business deal. Phunsukh wangdu is a world renowned scientist who had 400 patents in his account. Incidentally, in Shimla virus's youngest daughter is marrying some other guy. They manage to take Pia along with them from her wedding and they head to ladakh. Farhan reminisces again...

(Back to college days..)One evening, Raju's father becomes serious and rancho with the help of farhan and Pia saves raju's father life. Raju reconciles with his friends while Pia falls in love with Rancho.

One night, Rancho, Raju and Farhan break into the Sahastrabuddhe residence so that Rancho can propose to Pia. Raju and Farhan pee at the gate of virus's residence. As the trio escape, Virus recognizes Raju and threatens to expel him unless he writes a letter implicating Rancho for the break-in. Unwilling to betray Rancho or disappoint his family, Raju attempts to suicide from jumping off the window and ends up in a coma. With intensive care and support from his friends, Raju recovers and appears for interview. On the other hand, Rancho has posted Farhan's letter to his favourite wild life photographer Andre Istvan, who offers him assistant job proposal. Farhan hesitantly speaks about his dream to his father, who though reluctant at first but allows him.

Virus is pisssed off by Rancho, Raju and Farhan and sets a difficult final exam to fail Raju. Pia realises and to help the trio, reveals about her father's intention to Rancho. Rancho and farhan manages to steal the question paper but virus figures it out. He expels them. Pia confronts her father about her brothers suicide who committed because he failed to land on her father's expections and failed in the Engineering exam.

On the same night, it was heavy raining and roads are blocked. There were no transportation facility at all in the city. And virus's elder daughter goes into labour. Rancho and other student user their engineering knowledge to make a medical machine which helps to deliver the baby safely under the video guidance from Pia. A grateful Virus finally acknowledges Rancho as an extraordinary student, and revokes their expulsion. On graduation day, Rancho suddenly disappears shortly after the ceremony ends.

(Farhans reminisces ends / Back to present) They reach at ladakh. After looking for chote(earlier we knew him as Ranchoddas - Rancho), they able to find chote busy in some scientific work at the lake. They meet each other. Chatur comes to know that Phunsukh Wangdu is none other than Chote. Chatur apologises and pleads to sign the deal. Chote signs the deal.

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Directed byRajkumar Hirani
Produced byVidhu Vinod Chopra
Screenplay byAbhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Story byRajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi
Based onFive Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat
StarringAamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, Omi Vaidya
Music byShantanu Moitra
CinematographyC. K. Muraleedharan
Edited byRaj Kumar Hirani
Production companyVinod Chopra Films

Box office collection

Lifetime gross of three idiots movie was Rs 459.96 crores INR or US $90 million. 3 idiots was the highest grossing Bollywood Hindi film in the Indian film industry (2009-2010). This cinema has a record of highest box office film gross for a Bollywood film in Guinness World Records.

3 idiots Hindi feature film was released on 25 December 2009. It broke all box office records on release.
  • In first weekend of release (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), it made Rs 27.5 million INR of business.
  • In the first week, the movie earned Rs 71 crore INR.
  • In its second week, the film made Rs 56 Crore INR.
  • In its third week, the cinema grossed Rs 302.5 crore INR.
  • In its fourth week, it grossed Rs 16 Crore INR.
  • In fifth week, it collected Rs 9.75 crore INR of business.
3 idiots earned a total of Rs 202 crore INR in its first five weeks(Including first week business). This made first Indian film ever to make such a tremendous successful movie business. 

Final total business this movie made was Rs 273.82 crore ($57.05 million USD) in India.

In overseas, 3 idiots grossed $30.5 Million USD (Rs 186 crore INR).
  • First week, it collected $4 Million USD.
  • In the United States, the film earned a total $6.5 million USD.
  • In the United Kingdom, the film earned $2.5 Million USD.
  • In the Canada, it grossed $2 Million USD.
  • In the Australia, it grossed $1 Million USD.
3 Idiots Release Date was December 25, 2019.

Remakes of 3 idiots

Rajkumari Hirani made all the films 3 idiots, Munnabhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai were remade in different languages. 3 idiots too made in Tamil language titled "Nanban". Tamil version of 3 idiots was released in 2012. Stars of Tamil version of Nanban are Vijay, Illeana D'Cruz, Srikanth, Jiiva, Sathyan and Sathyaraj.

Nanban was dubbed in Telugu titled "Snehitudu" and released in telugu language same year (2012). 

3 idiots also made in mexican language titled 3 idiotas released in 2017.


Ranchoddas Chanchar - Rancho - Chote: Amir khan

Amir Khan in 3 Idiots
Amir Khan

Pia: Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor in 3 Idiots
Kareena Kapoor

Farhan Qureshi: R Madhavan

R Madhavan in 3 Idiots
R Madhavan

Raju Rastogi: Sharman Joshi

Sharman Joshi in 3 Idiots
Sharman Joshi

Veeru Sahasrabuddhe - Virus: Boman Irani 

Boman Irani in 3 Idiots
Boman Irani

Chaturlingam - Chatur: Omi Vaidya

Omi Vaidya in 3 Idiots
Omi Vaidya

Real Ranchoddas Chanchar: Javed Jaffrey

Javed Jaffrey in 3 Idiots
Javed Jaffrey

Music and Songs

Background music is credited to Shantanu Moitra, Atul Raninga and Sanjay Wandrekar. Songs are composed by Shantanu Moitra.

#Song 01# Behti Hawa Sa tha Wo

#Song 02# All Izz Well

#Song 03# Zoobi Doobi Zoobi Doobi

#Song 04# Give Me Some Sunshine

#Song 05# Jaane Nahin Denge Tujhe


3 idiots Hindi film won following awards
  1. Six Filmfare Awards (Including Best Film and Best Director)
  2. Three National Film Awards (Including Best Popular Film)
  3. Ten Star Screen Awards
  4. Sixteen IIFA Awards
  5. Five GIMA Awards
  6. Two Apsara Awards
  7. Seven Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards


Following are the individual ratings for 3 Idiots Movie from top movie rating sites.


Writers of 3 idiots are Abhijat Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani. 3 idiots is based upon novel "Five Point Someone" by Chetan Bhagat. Abhijat Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani first came up with their version of a story and then developed the screenplay of the film.

Abhijat Joshi had developed screenplay for Lage Raho Munna Bhai released in 2006, PK released in 2014 and Sanju released in 2018. By profession, he is an English Professor at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio since 2003.

Rajkumar Hirani is an Indian Film director and editor. He is an alumni of Prestigious film school FTII, Pune in India. All of the films have been huge commercial and critical successes.


There has been rumours about possible of making sequel to the superhit blockbuster Hindi film 3 idiots. In one of interview, Abhijat Joshi has confirmed they have ideas on working on sequel for the film. But they are busy with the screenplay of Munnabhai MBBS. Personally Abhijat Joshi would prefer to work on sequel of PK. 


Following is the official trailer of 3 idiots released in 2019

3 idiots Box Office Collection 3 idiots Box Office Collection Reviewed by Pixel Stream on July 25, 2019 Rating: 5

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