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!!!



  • dis is for Nitin ..
    forget abt OSO and ur SRK dude ….. its time for praising some real creative stuff ….a trailblazer.
    you need to hav “guts” to come out of the cliche and start something fresh and Taare Zameen Par has done dis ….. n its a hit in all the senses ….. kudos to the team of Taare Zameen Par ….wish them all success …. n hope tat ppl accept facts, learn from it , come out of stereotypical notions of hw Bollywood movies has to be ….start experimenting their creative potentials and produce gud movies ….

  • The cast looks real life. The boy’s sufferings reminds me of how many children are suffering from misunderstood conditions in life. Hats off to the entire team. A great job

  • This is for Mr. Nitin….what movie of immense consequence has SRK done..if according to u OSO is a huge path breaking movie…bringing back many memories of past days (lives!!)…or has it it even made the nation sit up to take notice of a very important phenemenon which we all know but do not care about….or has his movies been made tax free because it is a must see movie for every parent and teacher…

    So what exactly are u saying…u could be a fan of whoever but doesnt mean that the rest of the world has to accolade him. TZP is a landmark movie, aamir khan is a great story teller, director and actor. Time and again he has delivered and brought us movies that has made the nation proud. So yes in not just many but all ways he is superior to whoever actor u are proud or a fan of….or maybe your acrimony comes from the fact that u already know so!!!

  • Simply amazing movie. Fantastic movie.So realistic. The boy Ishan is so brilliant in his performance. He made us weep so profusely especially the painting competition part. Excellent Darsheel. You touched everyones heart. This movie is a must watch for parents. It will change the attitude of parents.

    Definitely every child is special.

    Kudos Aamir!!

  • It is for the first time in my life I’m writting a comment for a movie.

    This movie:- Taare Zameen par is a eye opener. I never knew anything about dyslexia. I had this problem when I was child. I always had problem reading in class & my spellings still r mostly incorrect. I still have problem reading , not english anymore but other languages like Punjabi thou I learned to read it in school.
    I worked hard to understand how to improve my reading & writting skills. Cud never score gud marks even thou I used to work so hard . It used to leave me depressed & frustrated.

    Now after watching this movie. I can relate to my problems.
    Thanks to Amir Khan for making such a beautiful movie. It touched my heart. I loved watching it.

  • hi, aamir i want to say that u’r amazing actor,director and human.you actually know what’s the defination of movie.u’r every movie is extremely marvlous and mind blowing.i wish u “ALL THE BEST N BEST OF LUCK”.and do good,best n better work from everyone.i’m not big fan of u but u’r my idle n my best teacher.tzp is really uniqe n wonder movie.

  • Great Amirji,
    It is a great effort form yourside and successful in hitting the right target. This is a movie which talks about the present scenario where parants fail to understand the feeling of their kids. I’m a bachelor… still… I wept… wept for .. All Ishaaam.. .all ..parents… above all all Ram Shanker…… great…. A great make which you can be proud of… Aaap ko mera salaam

  • What a muvie.Excelent Very good work Amir Khan Best Of Lock to you
    Subhan Allah . Amir Khan Brilliant Work

  • Hello, everyone…
    i want all of u to read this comment, a personal experience about my dyslexic brother. My brother looked like a reatrded and was often teased by each and everyone one. He once locked his teachers and classmates and ran out of school!But, this movie really made all the difference. the principal said that if he doesn’t pass once more, he’d be sent out of school. Crying, my aunt came home. She and her husband was reluctant to agree about the fact of their son. Then, came the movie. The whole family set out to watch the movie. In the theatre, my brother closed his eyes. he could hardly believe he was acting just the way the boy in the movie did! The parents felt so guilty about their behaviours. They came to realise it. Then, the next day came the miracle. My brother studied for the test without scoldings. He mrks changed from a 2 to 50. No more tears in our family. Hats off to all the cast. Special thanks to AAmir Khan. I am very thankful to u.

  • “Every child is special” but Amir is child specialist ! Great job done by you “Amir” by making this movie. It is advice for every parents to must watch this emotional movie.

    ” A learning to stop demoralising a weak child and
    a lesson to moralise him with special attaintion “.
    Every Child Is Special , Please, Handell With Cair.

  • ‘SUPERB’ movie…and splendid performance from all the actors..
    Aamir hats-off to you..we expect more & more such movies from you and your contribution to Indian Cinema is really great

  • th movie makes you laugh smile and cry at several points
    i think no movie since long has managed to do that
    gr8 movie

  • Taare zameen par is a movie which is gives a lot of information about the feelings of a child.Its an mind blowing movie so all the should understand the feelings of a child and let him/her to go with thier own talents and help them to be happy ,enjoy and also help them to be helpful to themselves and be joyful.

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