Taare Zameen Par (2007) - Movie Review

Taare Zameen Par Cast- Aamir Khan, Darsheel Safary, Tisca Chopra Director- Aamir Khan Rating-****(Outstanding)

Sunday, December 23, 2007 | 4:43:28 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Reviewed by Sneha Hazarika

Cast- Aamir Khan, Darsheel Safary, Tisca Chopra
Director- Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is considered to be one of the finest actors that the country has produced, who remains in a special league of his own, someone who has complete understanding of cinema. Considering his films 'Lagaan', ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Rang De Basanti’, even ‘Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander’ so many years back and now this, you sure know why. With ‘Taare Zameen Par’, Aamir turns director and with what success!

The film is special because it delves into a child’s world with sensitivity and deals with the insightful issue of a dyslexic child with sensitivity and maturity.

The child Ishaan played by Darsheel Safary (amazingly convincing) is special in the sense that his world is not confined to books, homework, sports and everything else that normal schools and parents impose on children. He is more into discovering the mysteries of the real world and is Taare Zameen Parintrigued by things happening around him and lets his imagination run wild. But unfortunately neither his parents nor his teachers who ready children for the cut throat competition are able to decipher this and understand him. He is packed off to a boarding school to be made ‘normal’ like the rest. He is shattered and feels completely out of place and lonely as he is unable to cope with the separation from his parents as well his new surroundings where the taunts and the punishments for his ‘handicap’ continue. Enter Ramshankar Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) who empathizes with the child, understands him, recognizes the gift in him and helps him to regain his confidence. In the process putting forth a strong message that children should be treated with care, empathy and that- ‘Every child is special’ (so true to it’s tagline) and true to it’s title too that childhood is special and that 'children are like stars on earth'.

Aamir has emerged triumphant as a director with this movie. He has handled many sequences in the film brilliantly and manages to strike a chord with the audiences. There are many sequences in the movie that can leave you moist eyed and this includes the climax. The film has no commercial trappings , yet can even appeal to the average viewer. Not to forget the fact that creative director and writer Amol Gupte's years of research with 'children of different abilities' assists Aamir in a big away.

Taare Zameen Par The performances are brilliant and Darsheel Safary is effortless and natural. Aamir Khan only makes an appearance just before the interval and lets the kid take centre stage. And the child doesn’t disappoint. Aamir plays his character with conviction and a lot of feeling. Same goes for Tisca Chopra who is amazing on screen. The other child actors( especially Ishaan’s brother and friend) are quite efficient too. Vipin Sharma who plays the father is a little loud though.

Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy’s music goes with the mood of the film. Prasoon Joshi’s lyrics deserve special mention as they are quite touching (especially ‘Maa’ and the title song). The cinematography, editing, the production design, the graphics and animation – everything provides able support to the project.

This film has it all- a soul, it scores on all possible counts and drives home a message. Also sees the emergence of an efficient director, one to watch out for, in the form of Aamir Khan. All this makes it a must see.


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Posted on: 30 April 2008 at 10:46am
tis is such a cute movie...the little kis did a great job.... n i loved the clown song...hehehehe ;]

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Posted on: 08 January 2008 at 10:54pm
it is a wonderful movie and the part where he runs in the courtyard looked a bit like forrest gump to me.however i'm a bit doubtful abt the personnalities who were mentioned to suffer from dyslexia because Davinci used to be lefthanded and it was more convenient for him to write the other way round so that others wouldnt understand and steal his works.

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Posted on: 05 January 2008 at 6:08am
eah no doubt, it is the best movie........ aamir rocks!!!!!

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Posted on: 30 December 2007 at 9:41pm
TZP is trullyyyy the best.....i watched it recently and boyy is it awesome!! it just touches ur heart.....(i even got a bit teary at the end)! its gonna beat OSO, dhoom 2, and all the other hits baaddd!!! (at least it deserves the winning title)

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Posted on: 24 December 2007 at 5:57pm
OMG i wanna watch it soo bad! I lub this title song, its so full of emotion

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Posted on: 24 December 2007 at 8:53am
cant wait to watch it. i love aamir and the promos seemed really interesting and also kid is so cute.

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