3 Idiots is no Five Point Someone. If you have read Five Point Someone, you will find almost similarity with this movie. Being an engineer myself, I found Five Point Someone much better than this movie.
But this is not to say that the movie is bad or even just good. It is actually very good. If you are looking for a film about college going kids, then you are watching the wrong movie. This movie makes you think while tickling you all the way. The movie has been well executed and there are sequences where you do not need brains to understand what's going on. This is what makes the movie work. You don't realize when the time passes by and suddenly you see the movie is over.
Rajkumaar Hirani is a very good director, which he proves once again with this movie. After two Munnabhai movies, one would feel that he may not match up to those movies. But this one is actually better than those two movies.
On the acting front, everyone has done a good job. They have played their roles to such perfection that you never feel they are out of place. Such movies are rare in these times. I hope more such movies are made and we get to watch them.