Taare Zameen Par

Every Child is Special

The film, Taare Zameen Par (तारे ज़मीन पर) directed by Aamir Khan is about a 8 year old dyslexic child Ishann Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) who finds it difficult to read or write correctly or for that matter perform any such activities normal to children of his age and inevitably has to bear the brunt of his parents, teachers & other people he interacts with but his world is filled with magical creatures and thoughts that give him company his parents unable to realize his disorder send him to a boarding school where the child retreats into a self imposed exile and has to contend with the added trauma of separation from his family. In comes Aamir Khan the temporary art teacher who encourages them to extend their boundaries of thought and imaginations and shows special interest in finding out the difficulty of Ishaan with time, patience and care he helps Ishaan find himself. And that’s the synopsis of the movie.

But more than the script it’s the way minute emotions are captured the way the audience is made to peer into a child’s mind and its own mechanisms.

The movie is laden with powerful scenes that will give you moist eyes.

And to complement the film’s excellent theme there’s the superbly crafted n maturely executed visual effects and animation to go with it. Top notch performance by all the actors, Darsheel Safary steals the limelight from the seasoned actors here

Another thing that needs a special mention is Aamir’s directing skills, he brilliantly captures the child’s world, the obsession of noticing minute things and finding beauty in them. The relationship between parents and children is also captured beautifully. One more thing here, the class toppers are not shown as arrogant. Elder brothers are not bullies but caring and protective.

So go ahead and catch the movie. One thing for sure, this is going to be a part of my DVD collection.

Ishaan\'s Portrait

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