The film is actually a fairly serious take on a cruel examination system that gets passed off for an education system in this country.
We produce IIT graduates who take up high-paying jobs. We don't make original thinkers who could pick up a Nobel prize for an invention.
Aamir's Rancho is actually one such natural genius. He obviously can't fit into an Indian classroom, where all you have to do is mug up, to rise up.
He plays the fool. But he still tops the tests. His two friends remain flunkeys throughout.
And that is because, one of them, is burdened by his family's expectations and a fear of exams.
In India, even now, you should either be in engineering or medicine. It's usually the parents' promissory note. It's also a suicide note for many.