8 Jan : Hearing great about “THREE IDIOTS” I was persuaded by my daughter Neha to see the movie about which I got the impression from reviews I heard was a hillarious social parody and entertainer..
I was happy to see right focus against social and psychogical pressures/obsessions on students as well as parents on making all kids doctors or engineers regardless of aptitude of the student and also the cut throat competition ignoring human values.
The idea of feigning a heart attack to get a flight grounded sounded atrocious to me and as it was not enough the open eulogizing of ragging by students as someing enjoyable was indeed not only reprehensible but also socially irresponsible and vulgar.
In these times of Supreme Court directive against ragging and so called ZERO tolerance to ragging, I’m surprised how this movie passed through the scrutiny of all official and social watchdogs and even Amitabh Bachchan has not spoken against it.
Creativity for entertainment can have sober and responsible expressions other than this idiotic promotion of ragging in educational instutions.
I know I may earn the wrath of all the fools applauding this movie as a great entertainer but if even a few students emulate the SALAAMI showing the buttocks and it takes an ugly turn in hostels leading to students landing in jail or being rusticated its PRODUCER/DIRECTOR and AAMIR KHAN & his cronies would deserve a kick on the buttocks and criminal proceedings.
I pray that the film should be withdrawn in public interest and all the money earned by the producer should be recovered as a penalty & used for HRD Ministry.
*** Writer Prof. Arun D Ahluwalia, FGS, EMERITUS GEOLOGIST-ENVIRONMENTALIST, PLANET EARTH CENTRE, Govt Museum Natural History, Chandigarh,India