Watch 3 Idiots Online On YouTube Soon (Legally)

I always wondered what made Rajkumar Hirani hype his movie to be released on Christmas Day, 3 Idiots. The answer was undoubtedly Aamir Khan, as there is always a readymade buzz when he does a movie, and there he goes out in disguise to promote the film. More in news, 3 Idiots will be released on online video sharing and broadcasting portal YouTube few days after it’s release in theaters.


It is pretty obvious that there is a huge sum involved in this deal, which is yet undisclosed. But, the news itself spells big numbers as users will be charged for downloading a movie. Moreover, it will be available globally through one of most loved online video sharing site. Although this will be eight to ten weeks after it’s theater release, this would definitely catch the eye.

India is at the top when it comes to film piracy and internet downloaders, which is not just a prediction but there are studies who have proven this. May be that’s what Vidhu Vinod Chopra thought before he joined hands with YouTube, because sooner or later people are going to download 3 Idiots from spooky sites. So why not make revenues from it, by making it a legal internet deal.

But, do you think this will stop those usernames on YouTube who have their own version of releasing movies? If you know what I am saying, they do it for free and this one is chargeable, so the deal is still on, isn’t it?


Earlier YouTube was a part of several news stories covered at WATBlog for allowing channels on their site which helps TV channels gain international viewership. 3 Idiots could be entirely downloadable at fixed rates which is yet not decided by the production team. This is the latest opportunity for filmmakers to launch their movie on various platforms that can help them rake in huge sums.

Talking about latest releases, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani and Blue which were some of the big banner releases this month, were showcased on Colors Channel. They had the first-satellite screening rights of this year’s big-budget money-spinners. The channel is learnt to have paid a whopping Rs 4.5 crores for it.

Modern technology always has this potential to invoke the spectre of keeping someone abreast about it’s vast range of available avenues. Especially for cricket and Bollywood, this has been a major breakthrough.

Colors pays Rs 4.5 crore to screen ‘Ajab Prem ki Gazab Kahani’

7 Responses to “Watch 3 Idiots Online On YouTube Soon (Legally)”

  1. December 24, 2009 at 1:49 am #

    Nice post Abhishek! Completely agree with you – and can’t seem to understand why banners aren’t jumping on the online trend to capitalize on this huge market.

    Certain Banners like Rajshri and Eros are definitely leading the way towards promoting online content – and certainly hope others follow suit as well.

    Some big banners have all the tools to their disposal and yet are not willing to use them to reach their full potential. Instead they are trying to bringing us back to archaic ages by disallowing content to be available online.

    My 2c – Make a movie worthwile like TZP, Delhi 6, Billu Barber, Dev D and I wouldn’t mind forking over $20 to own an original print. Continue making movies like Fruit and Nut, Aladin, All the best and give users no option but to watch them online – ONCE!

    I do see a brighter future where movies are released exclusively online and not available in theaters – till then join me on :)

  2. December 24, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    Lovely! Any idea how much would be the price tag? And whether I shall be viewing it online or download it completely, on my hard drive?

  3. December 25, 2009 at 5:06 pm #

    This is a really good movie, must watch

  4. December 26, 2009 at 2:36 am #

    I am really looking forward to watch this new movie 3 Idiots, I think Aamir Khan have really worked hard and there must be something really great in this movie.

  5. December 30, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    I saw 3 idiots yesterday.It is excellent and Hirani must be complimented for brining about the limitations of the Indian education system in a very interesting manner. One of the main themes of the movie according to me is “follow your heart” Only problem is that in movies, they are not always able to show all aspects of the problem. For instance, many people come to know what is their cup of tea(enjoy doing) only after they start working(In work, we have the possibility of discovering ourselves) and for many, it is too late by then as India does not have structured career trasnsition. “All is well” is not really so in real life.

  6. December 31, 2009 at 8:32 pm #

    dis is da best movie ever

  7. vaishu
    January 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    gyes this movie is supurb .don’t miss to watch it.really aamir khan has worked a lot.

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