3 Idiots makes it to IMDb Top 250, First Indian Movie to Achieve this Feat

Note: The following post was written with data available at the time of writing (12th January, 2010). The movie, ‘ 3 idiots’ is not in the Top lists anymore; it was at the time of writing.

Director Rajkumar Hirani’s Aamir Khan starrer – 3 Idiots makes it to the IMDb Top 250, ranked at #216 with a whopping rating of 8.9/10, at the time of writing. 3 Idiots is the first Indian movie to make it to the IMDb Top Chart. It’s also the first movie to be officially released and distributed on YouTube, 3 months after it’s release.

The money-spinning entertainer has been breaking box-office records right from the first day and have already swept a number of ¬† awards and nominations. And now with the IMDb feather in it’s cap, it’s gonna’ go way much forward.

This is a clear sign of the Web making its way into the life of masses. IMDb charts consider votes from regular voters only and that means there are quite a lot active IMDb users from India who just voted a movie they loved, up the glory to the IMDb charts.

Interestingly, Abhijeet Mukherjee points out that Aamir Khan starrer blockbusters have been following a pattern. They’re all end-December releases.

  • 2007 – Taare Zameen Par – Released on 21st December (nominated for Oscars)
  • 2008 – Ghajini – Released on 25th December
  • 2009 – 3 Idiots – Released on 25th December
  • 2010 – ? :D

Update: According to devakishor on twitter, this is apparently the second movie to get into the top 250 for IMDb. An earlier Aamir Khan  starrer, Taare Zameen Par, also made it to the top 250 list. However we could not ascertain the ranking for the earlier movie, though there are some scanty reports available on the net that it was actually a part of the list. We will confirm this when we get proper news about it.

  • hemant

    check stats first on idmb 250 list.. and then write such post… 3 idiots is not in top 250 list… check link provided in your post….

    • Hi Hemant,

      I wrote this post as it happened.
      It was on the Top250 chart at the said position with the stated rating at the time of writing this post.


      • blah blah


        this is not true.. Rang de basanti and Taare zameen par were in the toip 250 for 4-5 days each

  • Absidd

    Actually 3 Idiots is the last film to enter the list. First movie to enter the list is Andaz Apna Apna (1994), then Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), Rang De Basanti (2006), Taare Zameen Par (2007), Dev.D (2009)and then 3 Idiots (2009).

    P.S. Taare Zameen Par was not nominated but was India’s official entry.