"3 Idiots" is a 2009 Indian coming-of-age comedy film that Rajkumar Hirani co-wrote, directed and edited, and it is about the life and times of three students at the Imperial College of Engineering. The film was loosely adapted from "Five Point Someone," which is a novel that Chetan Bhagat wrote. "3 Idiots" stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and R. Madhavan.
Upon the film's release, it broke every open box office record in India. It quickly became the highest grossing film within its opening weekend in the country, and it had the highest opening day profits for any Indian film. It was also renowned for becoming one of the most successful films outside of the country, flourishing in East Asian markets. Eventually, the film brought its overseas profit total to $65 million.
The film is unique for the way that it featured real inventions created by everyday people in India. Some of the most popular inventions were the bicycle-powered washing-machine, the bicycle-powered horse clipper and the scooter-powered flour mill. After one successful remake in Tamil as "Nanban" in 2012, there is a Chinese remark planned for the film to be produced by Stephen Chow, with another remake planned for the United States.