Taare Zameen Par, reissued as Like Stars on Earth for Disney's international DVD, is a 2007 Indian drama film directed by Aamir Khan. Ishaan Nandkishore Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) is an eight-year-old boy who dislikes school and fails every test or exam. He finds all subjects difficult, and is belittled by his teachers and classmates. But Ishaan's internal world is rich with wonders that he is unable to convey to others, magical lands filled with colour and animated animals. He is an artist whose talent is unrecognised. The movie is about his struggles and triumph.Wikipedia
Taare Zameen Par Reviews
The film's success is the result of both Amole Gupte's tremendous script, and Aamir Khan's nurturing supervision. Neither could have achieved this without the other. Be prepared to shed tears, not because it's always a sad story, but because it's such an overwhelming experience.
Taare Zameen Par is, above all else, an earnest film. Aamir brings us the debut of both a great child actor and a budding director with a fine eye, though he seems slightly Ashutosh'd in terms of pace. Economy is the one thing this film cries out for. Crisper, tighter, and less repetitive, and we'd have a very good movie on our hands. For now, we have a director with clear potential for solid work. And we need as many of those as we can get.
We recommend a mandatory viewing for all schools and all parents.
TAARE ZAMEEN PAR is an outstanding work of cinema. To miss it would be sacrilege. It has everything it takes to win awards and box-office rewards! Do yourselves a favor. Watch TAARE ZAMEEN PAR with your child. It will change your world. It will also change the way you look at your kids!
I strongly suggest that every school make it an exception to take bus loads of their school children along with all support staff to view this movie. It is a must-watch. Also, it will be good if it is made Tax Free, that way it will reach to an even wider audience.
While the climax of Lagaan was set in a cricket match, here it is in an art competition, but the effect is as rivetting and cheering. Ishaan, the underdog, the boy who is a 'disgrace' to his parents, school and orthodox teachers with his blunders, low marks and aggressive behaviour blooms into the hero of the day, all because of the farsighted and motivated Nikumbh 'Sir' who waters this human plant with compassion, sympathy and affection instead of pouring reprimands, beatings, criticisms and ridicule on him!
Taare Zameen Par is an outstanding work of cinema. To miss it would be sacrilege. It has everything it takes to win awards and box-office rewards!Do yourselves a favour. Watch Taare Zameen Par with your child. It will change your world. It will also change the way you look at your kids!
Classy and charming. Composed and elegant. Aamir Khan delivers his first baby with élan. The hard labor shows in a compassionate portrayal of a sensitive issue.
Audience Reviews for Taare Zameen Par
Like Stars on Earth...
'Taare Zameen Par', take in word, is the best Hindi film you will see in 2007. It is the most pleasant experience in cinemas till now this decade.
No other film made me more emotional this year. This full-of-life and a slice-of-life film will change your life and spark a conversation, which is a little too obvious, but what works more is the performance of Darsheel Safari as an imperfect child, as does the performance of Aamir Khan who breathes life into the role of constantly moving teacher. But what is more that the film is also but a celebration of this template in Bollywood. You never often get that. Amol Gupte creates a heartfelt film which gets better with each and every frame.