Taare Zameen Par Movie Review

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Aamir Khan’s directorial debut is reason enough to get excited and watch Taare Zameen Par. The movie sees Aamir in 3 roles Actor – Director – Producer.

Taare Zameen Par Story

The movie is about an 8 year old boy Ishaan Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) who finds it difficult to match his world of colors, kites and animals to that of the others in his age group, who are more into studies and homework. When complaints start to pour in, Ishaan’s parents decide to set him off to a boarding school. His life is no different at the boarding school, oppressed and insulted by his teachers, he remains the laugh stock of the class. Now that he is away from home, he feels even more dejected, inferior and finds it tough to cope up with his inabilities.

Ram Shankar Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) gets appointed as a temporary art teacher of the boarding school. Unlike other teachers who follow definite norms in educating children, Ram makes them think out of books, outside the four walls of the classroom and paint their imaginations. Every child in class responds with immense enthusiasm except Ishaan. Ram takes effort to understand Ishaan and his problems. He makes Ishaan’s parents and other teachers realize that he is not abnormal but a very special child with talents of his own. With time, patience and care Ram succeeds in boosting the confidence level of Ishaan. He helps Ishaan in overcoming his inabilities and re-discover his lost confidence.

Taare Zameen Par Review

The story is unusual but not unknown. The message that the story tries to convey is already known to us, but most of us just remain ignorant to it. Aamir Khan, the director, has handled the delicate theme with dexterity and precision. He has not just succeeded in making every child a hero but actually helped us see a child in ourselves. Just like no man is perfect no matter what position he commands in the society, every child with both their ability and inabilities is special and talented in their own way. The movie isn’t just about a child suffering from dyslexia and his challenges, it’s also about how parents get carried away by today’s competitive world and fail to understand their child’s dreams and nurture their inborn talents.

Unlike any other enlightening entertainer which focuses more on the hero, Aamir has given the child more footage and captured every emotion deftly thereby focusing on its root cause and maintaining its significance throughout the movie. A number of sequences leave you moist eyed and you feel deeply attached to the child. At the end of the movie you are left speechless and spellbound. Music by Shanker – Ehsaan – Loy is great and lyrics by Prasoon Joshi are brilliant, they blend well with the movie.

However the movie is not without its share of flaws. The editing could have been tighter; it tends to drag a bit while being repetitive at times. A few cinematic liberties have been taken too, like how can the child venture out of the boarding school at night?

Taare Zameen Par Peformances

Darsheel Safary, the kiddo, delivers a knockout performance. His expressions, body language, eyes, dialogue delivery – absolutely perfect. The best lead performance of the year, deserves the best actor award. Aamir Khan as usual is excellent in a supporting role. Aamir fans could be disappointed to see him missing in the first half. Tisca Chopra is good. Vipin Sharma overacts a bit.

Indicine Verdict

Overall, Taare Zameen Par is a good emotional story with a message for the parents. The kids and parents will completely enjoy it. It was also pleasant to see the movie receiving a standing ovation while the credits rolled. At the all important box-office, the clash against another biggie Welcome would affect collections, but with strong word of mouth and Aamir Khan’s star power, the movie should be a winner commercially.

Rating: ★★★★½ MUST WATCH!!!



  • Oh! It was absolutely stunning to see the movie as the performance of darsheel and Amir are brilliant.

    Aamir as a director is Subhaan Allah.

    MUST WATCH for all kids and their parents ( this covers 100% population to see the movie )

    Believe me, you will see your childhood again with Aamir’s eyes.

  • Even guys had tears in there eyes ….phew awesome movie….

    TZP takes all awards this year ….Aamir khan is genius ….it did get standing ovation i never seen that few people were clapping ..u never see that… awesome stuff …hats off to Aamir khan productions. :bow: :bow:

  • TZP is a exceptional movie. Aamir proves again that the series of great actors in Bollywood is Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachhan & Aamir Khan and NOT Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachhan & SRK. Aamir you have delivered a masterpiece.

  • All parents with kids – this is one of the best movies to come out of Bollywood in a long while and, yes, it will bring tears to your eyes – this is surely the best movie of 2007.

  • Stupendous movie..
    Splendid performances
    Extremely beautiful and pure thought..
    Flawless story
    Superb characterization
    Touching Dialogues
    Amir Khan’s Best movie Ever.. :bow: :bow: :bow:

  • Taare Zameen Par is one of the best movies ever made in Bollywood. It is a landmark movie and a must watch for every child and parent. Aamir’s directoral debut without much of a publicity is excellent.

  • What a movie….!! you will remembers your childhood days !!..very touching !! a master piece of work from Amir…a must for all who really cares for human.. :bow: :bow: :bow: :*



  • I wish everyone gets an ability to see from a child’s perspective. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I can imagine what a master piece it is going to be for coming years.

    Hope all parents understand disciplining a child does not require a boarding. All it takes is an understanding heart and appreciation with little encouragement while always being by your children.
    I am looking forward to see the movie with my kids.

    Keep up good work – Aamir.

  • Hi Aamir,

    A very good movie…… Very true and emotional…… with a true meaning……. really made u shed a tear when u watch it…..

    You ROCK Aamir….. keeep it up………..

  • sensational……………xtraordinary…………..stupendous

    one of the best indian movie ever made.Aamir has always been a flawlesss but with this kind of a directorial debut he has shown his sense of the medium of cinema to everyone.

    TZP is a true MASTERPIECE in all aspects

    DARSHEEL best actor of the year.

    :bow:salute AAMIR KHAN

  • Hats off to Aamir the director-actor and Darsheel the actor. A superb film with mindblowing performances, and above all an exceptional story.

    A great film which goes beyond expectations, Taare Zameen is surely the best film of the year. The finest part in the movie is however the concept that indeed offers you food for thought.

    A must watch for every grown up.

    Thanks Aamir for giving us such a masterpiece.

    :) :bow: :bow: :))

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