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3 Idiots: Hit of the decade?

December 28, 2009 19:34 IST
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Rajkumar Hirani's 3 Idiots has become a smash hit over the weekend, and may just be the biggest hit of the decade, shattering all previous records.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs reflect rediff's views.


3 Idiots

Cast: Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and Kareena Kapoor.
Director: Rajkumar Hirani.
Excellent performances, very well directed film.

Quite long.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Hit.


Rocket Singh Salesman of the Year

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Shazahn Padamsee, Prem Chopra and Gauhar Khan.
Director: Shimit Amin.
Ranbir is excellent.

Slow first half.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Poor opening.



Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan.
Director: R Balki.
Touching story, Amitabh Bachchan excels.

Patchy editing.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Steady.



Cast: Himesh Reshammiya, Shenaz Treasurywala, Sonal Sehgal.
Director: Ishaan Trivedi.
The music is okay.

Himesh tries too hard, poor dialogues.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


De Dana Dan 

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Neha Dhupia, Paresh Rawal, Johnny Lever, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Shakti Kapoor and Archana Puran Singh.
Director: Priyadarshan.
Neha Dhupia looks yummy.

Loud, long and stupid.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Dia Mirza, Om Puri and Kirron Kher.
Director: Rensil D'Silva.
Stylish photography, good performances.

Too many loopholes, too long.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Tum Mile

Cast: Soha Ali Khan, Emraan Hashmi
Director: Kunal Deshmukh.
Fabulous soundtrack and good performances from the lead pair.

Fluctuating moods.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani

Cast: Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Darshan Jariwala and Upen Patel
Director: Raj Kumar Santoshi.
Ranbir Kapoor rocks.

Too melodramatic.

Number of weeks: 7.
BO Verdict: Hit.



Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mugdha Godse and Manoj Bajpai
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar.
Neil Nitin Mukesh.

Shoddy detailing, cardboard characters and laughable dialogues.

Number of weeks: 8.
BO Verdict: Flop.


London Dreams

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Salman Khan, Asin
Director: Vipul Shah.
Salman Khan.

Lacks soul.

Number of weeks: 8.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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