Taare Zameen Par…

26 12 2007

If you are pulled between a go-no go for this movie, just go ahead and watch it. It deserves nothing but the best of the ratings and awards for its sensitive portrayal of the wonderland of a child while taking a dig at the current day competitive schooling environment that stifles creativity. ‘Taare Zameen Par’, which when translated means ‘Stars On Ground’ sensitively handles childhood and a child’s life in such a sweet and sensible way that makes heart go yummm.

This movie paints the imaginative, and creative world of a child and his struggle with parental and societal expectations in amazing splendor on the canvas of Bollywood. And yes, this story needs to be told, for some soul searching in a world where we burden our young ones with kilos of notebooks, tons of homework, inhuman study times, all work no play kind of competitive attitude, and harsh discipline to win the race of life.

The bright and differently gifted, dyslexic Ishaan Awashthi could be any kid next door whom we find in every day life. And may be that’s why there is such an instant connect. On a lighter note, this is a must watch for those who missed the sheer joy and fun of doing things that they loved in childhood in competitive rigmarole, for those teachers and parents who forgot that there is life outside the school windows for kids, and for all those crazy rebel backbenchers who managed to work around the rules to play with fish ponds, kites, street dogs and colors. And for those modern day parents or parents to be, this movie can play the Bible. (literally!)

Amole Gupta’s sensible script which delivers a strong message, Darsheel Safary’s splendid performance and Aamir Khan’s supporting and inspiring direction and presence makes this movie what it is. A magnificent masterpiece.

A word for the situationally relevant music here. The title song does manages to tug your heart and the lyrics are simply beautiful.

“Dekho Inhein Yeh Hain Aas Ki Boondein
Patton Ki God Mein Aasmaan Se Koodein….

Khilney Ki Zid Par Khaliyan Hain Jaise
Muthi Mein Mausam Ki Jaise Hawayein
Yeh Hain Buzurgon Ke Dil Ki Duwayein
Kho Na Jaaye Ye Taare Zameen Par”

Or the desperate defiance of Ishaan in

“A Little Sweet, A Little Sour
A Little Close Not Too Far
All I Need, All I Need
All I Need Is To Be Free

Chhoo Loon Main Itna Kareeb
Chal Padun To Kitne Door”

The song Maa lyrics were so touching and apt in the background, when the stereotypical parents of Ishaan decide to join him in a boarding school away from the caring comfort of home due to the abysmal academic performance. I couldn’t help but relate to the depth of feeling portrayed there.

“Main Kabhi Batlata Nahin
Par Andhere Se Darta Hoon Main Maa
Yun To Main,Dikhlata Nahin
Teri Parwaah Karta Hoon Main Maa
Tujhe Sab Hain Pata, Hain Na Maa
Tujhe Sab Hain Pata, Meri Maa

Bheed Mein Yun Na Chodo Mujhe
Ghar Laut Ke Bhi Aa Naa Paoon Maa
Bhej Na Itna Door Mujkko Tu
Yaad Bhi Tujhko Aa Naa Paoon Maa
Kya Itna Bura Hoon Main Maa
Kya Itna Bura Meri Maa”

This movie has a touch of beauty and a ring of reality to it. Its rare that we get to see a beautifully made movie that entertains us while depicting realistic picture. Films like these revive my hope and add a sparkle to the time spent. πŸ™‚



19 responses

26 12 2007

I agree with each word of your post….TZP is Special.

27 12 2007

i am eagerly waiting for the weekend……

28 12 2007

@ ankuranky
@ sai
πŸ™‚ Tell me how it was. πŸ™‚

30 12 2007
My first weekend off! « Twisted tales on life

[…] 3 AM. And am on my way now to a 11 AM show of Taare Zameen Par (which I am sure I will love after this review) with Dil and a friend of his, followed by lunch with V at The Park. Can’t wait, its been so […]

3 01 2008

Hey, I watched it on the second day and this song is so heart-warming that it brought tears to my eyes too. And I’m sure most of us were touched by this movie, at some point or the other. Besides, Aamir is my all-time favourite so never miss any of his movies. I appreciate his dedication to film-making, as an actor or director. Waiting for the next one-Ghajini.

4 01 2008

@ Reema
He is really a perfectionist in etching the character. I enjoyed most of his movies, starting from Andaz Apna Apna. πŸ™‚

26 01 2008

Nice movie. Enjoyed

27 01 2008

@ Sathish

8 02 2008

Agree, this movie definitely tugged my heartstings. This movie was less glossy, which added to the reality factor. Only one irksome thing was Aamir Khan with the big ears in full clown costume.

9 02 2008

@ Barkha
I kind of felt that the costume was cute. πŸ™‚ Yes, the movie indeed feels real.

9 04 2008
Amit Tripathi

Most b’ful movie i ve ever seen !!!

10 04 2008

@ Amit Tripathi
Indeed. πŸ™‚

5 07 2008

This movie is so touching! Aamir has really done am outstanding job! Must watch! Oh lord, i’m speechless..

7 07 2008

@ Thilini
I would agree with you. This movie does have that kind of effect. πŸ™‚

24 01 2011
Solomon E. Magdadaro Jr.

..a very heart-breaking movie aside from 3 Idiots..

21 02 2011
jan patrice

watched the movie a while ago. ’twas awesome. really heartwarming.

teehee. and incidentally dropped by this blog while searching quotes about the movie. nice. πŸ˜€

15 01 2012
Dalia Ghobar Says:

I watched always in zeeaflam all days we Watched the movie a while ago.
’twas awesome. really heartwarming.
teehee. and incidentally dropped by this blog while searching quotes
about the movie. nice. and we have fun good and coooooool ……… Yes its
verygoood. really nice we like it … thanks

15 01 2012
Dalia Ghobar Says:

we Watched it all in zeeaflam in television night … Yep but ilove this nice

7 09 2013
Arjune Pal

I was crying while watching the movie.. very nice..

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