Three Idiots is a forthcoming Indian film directed by Rajkumar Hirani, starring Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, and Boman Irani in pivotal roles. It is slated for a release on December 25, 2009.
The film is rumoured to be loosely based on a famous novel, Five Point Someone by Indian writer Chetan Bhagat, though it is denied by Hirani.
Writer Chetan Bhagat has stated that he was not involved in the scriptwriting in any way.
."The director took my book as the base but he has changed it according to his requirements. He took permission from me before taking my story, but has not involved me in making it into the final script. But, he has shown me the final script and I have liked it too,"
The film is produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who has a long time association with Hirani and has produced all his previous directorial ventures, whilst Abhijat Joshi and Raju Hirani have written the screenplay. The film's soundtrack will be composed by Shantanu Moitra with lyrics penned by Swanand Kirkire.
3 idiots will be softly based on Chetan Bhagat's debut bestseller Five Point Someone which narrates the story of an average IIT guy who just about manages to rise above the very mediocre levels. The movie will have Madhavan and Sharman Joshi as the other two idiots.
To be raised through the banner of Vidhu Vinod Chopra productions, the female lead for the movie will be played by the ever so effervescent Kareena Kapoor. To add to the histrionic appeal of the movie, Boman will be playing Kareena's father (this is tentative)
The first shot has already been shot and it features Madhavan. The scene is beautifully shot in a jetliner and has the director all enthused. Aamir plays Rancho and he along with her love interest Kareena are set to blaze the Ladakh Iceland with a whirlwind 20 day shoot imminently ahead.
As a neat departure form the trend, the shoot will be entirely done in India and has few of the top cosmopolitan junctions like Delhi and Bangalore and a pastoral recess like Ladakh towed in. Shantanu Moitra is the oarsman on the music front and Swanand Kirkire takes the mantle of lyricist for this Aamir venture.