Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, R Madhavan, Mona Singh, Boman Irani, Parikshit Shahni, Javed Jaffrey and others.
The plot of the flick revolves around three main characters of Rancho, Farhan Qureshi and Raju Rastogi played by Aamir Khan, R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi respectively. All the three were friends during their college and hostel days but now Rancho has vanished somewhere and Farhan, Raju are trying to locate him through their journey of Shimla, Manali, Ladakh etc.
Raju and Farhan recall that Rancho was a free thinker and had always inspired them to do something special, which should be different from the crowd. Rancho had also been in conflict with their guide and mentor Viru Sahastrabudhhe (Boman Irani) due to his independent methods and free thinking.
Rancho’s mantra was ‘I’ll Do It On my Terms’; this is the real meaning with which ‘3 Idiots’ takes its inspiration. As is clear from the above that it is not associated with the common meaning of ‘idiot’ which is normally taken to mean as ‘fool’.