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Script is king: 3 IDIOTS took 3 years to develop!

January 22, 2010 2:39:19 PM IST
Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Since time immemorial filmmakers have unanimously accepted the fact that a successful film and a good script go hand in hand, yet in most cases script is the last thing that is on the minds of the filmmkers.

However, one filmmaker has defied the norms and his peculiar brand of seriocomic socially realistic cinema has proved to be a massive hit with all. Yes, it's Rajkumar Hirani and his trusted lieutenant, screenplay writer Abhijat Joshi, who place utmost importance on script. And believe it or not, the script of the All Time Blockbuster hit, 3 IDIOTS took three years and two months to be completed!

CHECK OUT: 3 IDIOTS scriptwriter reveals Hirani's inspiration!

Abhijat reveals that most of the film was written over cell phone conversations (Abhijat teaches English literature in the US), and so the telephone bills were huge. The film developed over a period of time and there were many brain storming sessions that led to debates on each and every character and their portrayal on screen. Even in case of LAGE RAHO MUNNA BHAI, Abhijat discloses that a seven minute montage (Munna telling listeners to follow Gandhigiri on his radio show), took over eight months to write!

Sweet is the fruit of labour and Abhijat and Rajkumar Hirani have proved beyond doubt that nothing works like a good script!


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