Since Viki strayed licensing Thai and Filipino dramas and got movies as old as from 90’s, I got a ray of hope to relicensing Bollywood movies too.
3 Idiots is a 2009 Bollywood movie starring Amir Khan in lead role. Synopsis according to IMDb
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them “idiots”.
This movie was a global hit and interestingly is still a hit in Korea and China.
This movie has also been mentioned in few K-Drama as well, such as WAIKIKI.
The movie gave a really good message and is really funny. The movie is a flashback to the college days of these 3 people who are called idiots by people around them. Two of them set on a journey to find the third one who mysteriously disappeared after graduation. Unlike any mysteriously disappeared character, the story has a different twist.
Please help to get this master piece on Viki
AND THIS IS A REALLY GREAT WAY TO TAKE A SHORT BREAK FROM DRAMAS.
Exactly, back around 2013 viki site had the most varieties of drama and they are all gone. From Spain they had one Angels and demons/Grand Hotel/The Time Between they were totally different, and I worked on all of them, too. I worked in many Chinese dramas that I loved like Sanctuary/Painted Skin/Love forward/Miss Rose (my fave).
You never got bored bc the variety was extensive. Now we have so little variety that is boring…
Every story revolves around the same thing. Rich boy - Poor Girl
Most of the time, I don’t watch romantic comedies, becuase all I see is the same romance and no Comedy. I would absolutely go for comedy and romance as different genres but romantic-comedy doesn’t entertains me anymore.
Without a doubt, I love watching K-Drama as they’re an escape from reality, set in an imaginary hypothetical world but how long can one keep eating the same porridge even if he likes it. He’ll definitely after some time, choose a different option for variety and experience.
It’s not that what I am referring to is the best or is counted among the best, but just to have a little variety from the favorite porridge, why not go and try a different dish?
Viki has some things from some other areas as well (US for example), but unfortunately they are restricted for most of us. And the majority of non-Korean/Chinese/Japanese Asian dramas are restricted in Europe as well.
But at least for some people on this planet Viki has shows from India, US, Canada, HongKong, Philippines, Thailand, Spain and UK.
I was watching the trailer for 3 idiots and is something I would love to see but I doubt I’ll see it here and YT has bits and pieces. NTFLX discontinued Makkhi/Eega that one is a great funny Indian movie worth watching. I laughed with gusto when I saw it.
EVERY drama I like to see so far is ‘‘out of region’’ I really thought they were doing this on purpose bc is the dramas I really want and like to see, and right now it’s a miracle I can watch Flower of Evil although lately I get log out while watching (annoying to the core).
None of the shows from US (so far the few they have here), I can’t watch/ ‘‘restricted access,’’ ‘‘out of region’’ etc… Sooooo, I live in USA but US shows are not available for me; Does that makes sense?
The Chinese dramas that I like to see they no longer are available for me to watch, but the ones I dislike they are fully available. I never eat something I don’t like just bc I’m hungry. I’ll pass.
Even some of the best movies are restricted access/out of region, and I can’t see them now although I saw some of them, a long while ago. Just out of the blue; they are no longer available for me to see them.
I hope greed doesn’t destroy the special bond viki site had with its viewers/subscribers. I know many ppl that sacrifice so much just to be a subscriber here…
The funniest part about Viki-- When I want a certain drama realllly badly it’s not available in my region. When I finally watch it on illegal sites like Dramacool the DAY i finish it, it pops up on Viki!