Dot 1 - I was just sitting and reading an article which was highlighting, how new age cinema is much more meaningful. Everyone echoes the fact that the movie told the story of 'Follow your dreams' with Rancho as the leader.
Dot 2 - However, in the same news paper I read about the rise in number of suicides in Mumbai. The extent of these suicides is such that government is planning to open a committee to look into the matter.
Dot 3 - Our movies are targeted towards a certain audience, who are likely to take the message in the right light and completely. But the exposure and reach of movies is such that there is no control on how and what people can gather from a movie.
I just happen to join the dots and heres what I think I found:
3 idiots also told a story about another guy (according to the narration, he was just like Rancho), though he could not cope up with the pressure in life and succumbed (of course after singing a song, which by far is the most common dialer tone now, which means many people can relate to that song).
so, if many people can relate to the song and obviously, can relate to his situation why is it not possible that people might take the route he took.
I am not saying, many people are depressed and they want to die. But the glorified 'I quit' suddenly added glamor to suicide. It almost told us that the best way to make a person relaize he is wrong, is to make him suffer from guilt. It was the easy route, alright, the tough one was taken by Rancho. But is it not that many people want that easy route rather than the tough one. More importantly when it comes power packed with a nice punch line.
I discussed it with a friend and got a reply - "Balls". I would have taken it as a good reply, but the same evening I came across a poster which read
Suicide is our way of telling God- "You cant fire me. I QUIT".
I rest my case!