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Release Date 25 December, 2009
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Budget ₹55 crores
Box Office India ₹202 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹392 crores
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Farhan and Raju are at the Imperial College of Engineering for all the wrong reasons. Their roommate Rancho is a robotics genius, but college director Virus despises him. Can the three achieve their dreams, when the slightest mistake means expulsion?

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹12.5 crores
Saturday₹11.5 crores
Sunday₹13.5 crores
First Weekend₹37.5 crores
Monday₹9.5 crores
Tuesday₹9 crores
First Week₹79.5 crores
Second Weekend₹34 crores
Second Week₹56 crores
Third Week₹25.1 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹202 crores
Worldwide Gross₹392 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹401.98 (
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True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹780.08 (
) crores

Movie Reception

3 Idiots movie turned out to be one of the biggest hits at the India box office. The subject of the film appealed to the audience on a large scale and it bagged many records in its lifetime. Aamir Khan's film opened excellently and earned a big amount in the first week.

Also, it showed its dominance in the second as well as the third week. The drop in the week 2 was only 30% and the film earned over Rs. 50 crores in the second week which took its box office earning over Rs. 100 crores.

3 Idiots not only earned an excellent amount of money in the domestic market but also it collected strongly in the overseas. It was the first Indian film to enter Rs. 200 crores club and also became the highest India grosser in the overseas market.

Full Cast & Characters

Aamir Khan'Rancho' Shamaldas Chanchad
R. MadhavanFarhan Qureshi
Sharman JoshiRaju Rastogi
Kareena KapoorPia Sahastrabuddhe
Boman IraniViru Sahastrabuddhe, "Virus"
Omi VaidyaChatur Ramalingam
Rahul KumarYoung Manmohan(Millimeter)
Mona SinghMona (Pia's Elder Sister)
Parikshit SahniFarhan's Father
Arun BaliShamaldas Chanchad
Javed JaffreyRanchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad
Ali FazalJoy Lobo

Fun Facts & Triva

  • This movie is based on Chetan Bhagat's novel- 'Five Point Someone'.
  • Shahrukh Khan was the first choice for the role of Rancho.
  • Originally, Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham were supposed to play the lead roles.
  • The campus that is shown in the film is IIM-Bangalore.
  • To get into character's skin, Aamir Khan was asked to lose his weight and for that, he had to survive only on milk and few bananas.
  • The pregnancy scene shown in the movie was previously planned for Munnabhai M.B.B.S.
  • In the entire movie, Aamir Khan never stood still as he observed his nephew never stands still. He is always rolling in some direction.
  •  Kareena Kapoor herself approached Rajkumar Hirani because she always wanted to work with him.
  • While shooting for the drunk scenes, all the actors got really drunk that multiple takes had to be taken to get a perfect scene.
  • This is Bollywood's first film to enter & start the Rs200 crore club.
  • According to certain reports, we might see the sequel to this movie around 2020.

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