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Taare Zameen Par


TaareZameenParPoster-full;init_If I was to describe Taare Zameen Par in one line I’d say – A movie that takes you back to your childhood days and makes you question society’s insistence on being the best.

Aamir Khan’s directorial debut Taare, is the story of a dyslexic boy struggling for his identity. Ishaan Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) is a misfit in a world enamored by grades, ranks and trophies. Labeled a loser by his teachers, friends and classmates; he finds no sympathy and understanding at home. Taare highlights not only the child’s struggle but also the subtle ways in which parents burden a child with their expectations; sometimes killing their inherent talents.

Taare evokes a strong sense of nostalgia and takes you back to your childhood days – vibrant colors, paper planes, pranks, homework and weird teachers in school. Aamir shows tremendous potential as a director in his debut movie. He beautifully captures the world from Ishaan’s eyes. Although in the scene where Ishaan is attempting the maths quiz is highly reminiscent of Calvin’s (Calving and Hobbes) spaceman spiff stunts.

Music of the movie is average with a few good songs – Title song, Maa and Mera Jahaan.

All the actors have performed realistically. The teachers, with their weird peculiarities, make the viewer laugh. Darsheel gives a brilliant performance and is almost as perfect as Aamir’s.

Overall a great movie and must watch. It might just make some parents realize that they are not merely raising a child but shaping someone’s personality.


2 thoughts on “Taare Zameen Par

  1. I am not a big fan of Aamir Khan hence am probably one of the last few people in this country to watch this movie. It was very very touching. But so realistic that also a little depressing. I am not going to watch it again. The music is something I can hear over and over again.

  2. I’m not a fan of Aamir Khan but watched the movie because of the reviews…The best part here is they’ve tried to handle a very sensitive and touching subject that parents of most of the children suffering with this disorder tend to miss…

    the obviously sad or bad part is it was totally bogged down with emotions…I cant handle too much drama though 🙂

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