Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the movie, which released in India on December 23, 2009, was a blockbuster. It also featured Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan and Kareena Kapoor.

According to the awards' official website, '3 Idiots', mentioned as "I'm sure, go well", has been nominated with international movies like 'Captain Phillips', 'Django Unchained', 'Gravity' and 'Les Miserables'.

The movie, which criticised the education system in India without being too preachy, released in Japan in June 2013.

The Japan Academy Awards is an annual award ceremony established in 1978 by the Nippon Academy Award Association.

The 37th Japan Academy Prize will take place on March 7 at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo.


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