Like 'em or cry yourself hoarse over their quality, Chetan Bhagat's novels are blockbuster movie material.
And now, they have gone all the way to Mexico, albeit vicariously.
3 Idiots, Raj Kumar Hirani's 2009 blockbuster starring Aamir Khan, R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi, has been remade into Spanish as 3 Idiotas.
Starring Alfonso Dosal as Pancho, Christian Vázquez as Felipe and Germán Valdés III as Beto, the film is an official remake, with Martha Higareda essaying the role played by Kareena Kapoor in the original. It has been directed by Carlos Bolado, who won an Oscar nomination for his 2001 documentary, Promises.
The trailer looks interesting, and while we have watched 3 Idiots about 6,394 times now, this one still appears worth a dekko:
The film lists Vidhu Vinod Chopra as an executive producer, and also has its own rendition of the chartbuster "Aal Izz Well" from the Hindi version.
They're sure going out of their way to not make their *copied* homework look copied aren't they? #JusticeForFivePointSomeone.
3 Idiotas got a March 31, 2017 release in Mexico.
Title image: cinepremiere