Tamil movie Nanban is a remake of box office blockbuster Hindi movie 3 Idiots. Nanban relaesed on 12 January 2012 for Tamil audience on the festival Pongal while 3 Idiots released on 25 December 2009 on Christmas. 3 Idiots was a moderate budget 65 Crore film. 3 Idiots collected Rs 215 Crore on the boxoffice
Nanban is a complete remake of the Hindi movie and thus it gets difficult to compare both the movies. Both the movies are directed by the renowned directors. In the Tamil remake Nanban, Vijay played Aamir Khan's role of engineering student and the scientist from original 3 Idiots.
Tamil film Nanban is directed by Shankar and Hindi film 3 Idiots is directed by famous film maker Rajkumar Hirani.
Sharman Joshi who played the role of Raju Rastogi in Hindi film 3 Idiots, recently told media that he attended the special screening of Nanban and was impressed with the direction of the movie Nanban. Sharman Joshi also said to media that all the stars especially Vijay, Jiiva and Srikanth worked very well in the movie. Sharman Joshi appreciated the work of director Shankar.