Saturday, October 29, 2011

What if there was a Pinoy version of 3 Idiots? Who would play who?

After watching the great Bollywood movie, 3 Idiots with the kids and family for probably the gajillionth time, A peculiar thought popped into my head:

What if there was a Filipino (Pinoy) version of 3 Idiots?  Who would play who?

That would be fun, wouldn't it?  Who would play Rancho, Raju, Farhan, Virus, Chatur, and the rest of the zany cast?  Feel free to light up my comments section with your thoughts.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, my apologies (and you have my pity, yourself a favor and buy this wonderful movie right away).  3 Idiots is an Indian comedy made in 2009, starring Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, and Sharman Joshi as the said three, well, idiots.  The movie broke all opening box office records in India, eventually becoming the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time.

It's a lighthearted story about three young college students who are trying to survive their Engineering course, especially the terror-teacher of a dean, nicknamed "Virus."  Hilarious hijinks and heartwarming adventures abound, and viewers are sure to be glued to every minute of their (mis)adventures.  I'm not into Bollywood, but I loved 3 IdiotsYou will too.

So, anyway, I'm not really well versed with the styles and idiosyncrasies of our local Pinoy stars, so I can't really add much to the question I posted for this blog.  But maybe I can vouch for three characters:

Rancho:  Luis Manzano.  The guy can look both deeply serious and impish at the drop of a hat, he's perfect for the role.

Pia -- Anne Curtis Whoever would play Pia's character would need a whole lot of beauty and a whole lot of attitude.  Anne Curtis has both in spades.  She's not too bad behind the mic, either.

Millimeter -- Jovit Baldivino Well, um, he's not that tall.  He's got average looks.  But he's got the name to make people want to see the movie.  Oh, and if he would really play the role, he most definitely must have a larger cut in the songs.  His voice is fantastic.

I can't think of the others.  But I'm sure you can.  So,  what if there was a Filipino (Pinoy) version of 3 Idiots?  Who would play who?  Looking forward to your responses.


  1. I have watched it too for several times. I love the soundtrack of the movie. It’s a frothy, feelgood, fun-filled, one-time-watch film that leaves you smiling.

    These are choices from the Kapuso network.
    Rancho (Aamir Khan) - VIC SOTTO
    Farhan (Madhavan) - JOSE MANALO
    Raju (Sharman Joshi) - WALLY GABIOLA
    Viru Sahastrabuddhe, the professor (Boman Irani) - JIMMY SANTOS
    Pia (Kareena Kapoor) - IZA CALZADO or SOLENN HEUSSAF

    Here's another pick from Kapamilya:
    These are choices from the Kapuso network.
    Rancho (Aamir Khan) - JOHN ESTRADA
    Farhan (Madhavan) - RANDY SANTIAGO
    Raju (Sharman Joshi) - VHONG NAVARRO
    Viru Sahastrabuddhe, the professor (Boman Irani) - EDDIE GARCIA
    Pia (Kareena Kapoor) - ANN CURTIS or BEA ALONZO

  2. That's for the comment Wallei. Hmmm...your pics for the Rancho, Farhan and Raju are a bit on the old side. Was thinking along the lines of Luiz Manzano or Vhong Navarro, etc.

    Bea would also make an awesome Pia. Thanks for posting.

  3. I haven't watch this yet.... but I will look and buy for it since your post made me curious about what the movie is all about :)



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