3 Idiots is a 2009 Indian coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Rajkumar Hirani and written by Hirani and Abhijat Joshi. It is based on the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat and follows the lives of three friends studying engineering at an Indian institute of technology. The film stars Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, and Sharman Joshi and deals with themes of friendship, ambition, and the pressure to succeed in India's education system.
3 Idiots was a critical and commercial success and is one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. It received widespread acclaim for its performances, direction, and themes, and has been hailed as a modern classic of Indian cinema. The film won numerous awards and accolades, including six Filmfare Awards.