3 Major Differences Between 3 Idiots and The Book ‘Five Point Someone’ You didn’t Know about.

Five Point Someone

The most loved movie in Bollywood ‘3 Idiots’ was based on the book ‘Five point someone’ by Chetan Bhagat. Released in 2009 the movie is about three engineering students – Rancho (Amir Khan), Raju Rastogi (Sharman Joshi), and Farhan Qureshi ( R Madavan) who and goes through the hardships of college life together. One of the three students is different in his life approach and tries to make the other two understand as well. Stuck in the engineering college despite having different interests in life they chase their way through something that would add meaning to their lives.

A strict and rude professor – Viru Sahastrabuddhe ( Boman Irani ) whom the students have named Virus makes the life of the students at college hell. One of the students even commits suicide to give perspective to others to think about their lives. Some years down the line these three people meet again leading better lives and working on their passion.


The movie ‘3 Idiots’ is one of the best movies made in the history of Indian cinema. The movie deals with an issue that is very much engulfed in the Indian education system by nobody talking about it which is mob mentality in choosing a career. The character of Rancho portrayed by Aamir Khan always tells his mates to follow their inner calling and pursue what they feel is good for them and success will certainly follow.

The came at a time when students committing suicide used to be in the headlines every second day. The movie gave food for thought to people and their parents who were stuck in this mentality. 

A movie is a perfect mixture of comedy, drama, and romance that also comes with a social message. The movie has left a mark in the minds of many and is regarded as a timeless movie. The movie is still relevant to people and it continues to entertain people.  You can watch 3 idiots movies with subtitles to get the best watching experience. 

Difference between the book and the movie 

The book Five Point someone and the movie has a lot of differences and there are certain things that were changed and added to the movie. Let’s take a look at the differences 

The hero gets to romance

While in the movie it’s the main lead Rancho (Aamir Khan) who is romancing the professor’s daughter  Pia ( Kareena Kapoor) but in the book Farhan Qureshi’s ( R. Madhavan) character is Hari the book who’s love interest is the professor’s daughter. The couple breaks up at the end of the book. 

Rustication leads to a suicide attempt

The paper stealing scene of the movie eventually leads Raju Rastogi (Sherman Joshi) to jump out the window and attempt to commit suicide. But the book has a different story behind the suicide attempt. Raju Rastog’s character is Alok in the book, who jumps off the window fearing rustication by the professor. 

The movie goes on

The book ‘Five Point Someone ends with the graduation go the three engineering students, but the movie goes on beyond that. After graduation we see the trio following their heart calling, living a fulfilled life, and the romance of Pia and Rancho reaching a conclusion. 

OTT Platform

The movie is available on Amazon Prime Video. The monthly subscription to Amazon Prime video starts with INR 129 and the yearly subscription is INR 999. 


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