Spoiler 1: I have not watched 3 idiots and so cannot say if it is a better remake of 3 idiots!!
Spoiler 2: Shankar touch present in some parts,but overall still his touch lacking a bit!!
Spoiler 3: Divided consensus about performance of Vijay.With some saying he is too good than Aamir Khan and some disagreeing!!
Spoiler 4: General consensus-The music of Harris,though good,cannot beat the Hindi version!!
Completely enjoyed the film.Two or three messages about education system and teaching methodologies are present.Some overwhelming emotional scenes stand out in the film.The conversations between Sathyaraj as professor and Vijay as leader of the gang stand out!!Sathyan as Silencer rocks dominating even Vijay in some scenes.
1.Best first half of the movie: 2.5/5.
2.Second half excellent: 3.5/5.
Vijay's performance is ok,but Jeeva and Srikanth are good/very good in performances.
Only two minus:
1.Felt film a bit slow/dragging at one or two places.
2.The baby-birth sequence lacks logic and could have been avoided!!
Overall good timepass entertainment movie which will remind of your college days.