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!!!



  • i think tare zameen par is one of the best movie after my mom watchin this movie she stop shoutin at me

  • i think amir khan u have seriously rocked this movie………….. and this will be one of the memorable movie

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

  • great film for students,parents ,everyone
    must see for children
    so …………………… amir khan is the best

  • yes, this movie is going to last long in our hearts, definitely a landmark among todays’ bollywood movies,

    Amir, you definitely know how to turn such an odd topic into a commercial success in India, I hope you’ll bring a wind of change in hindi movies and restore some of its legacy

    TZM plays with our virgin emotions somewhere deep down there so beautifully, the pain is so pure, its wonderful. i watched a hindi movie like that after a long time.

    Never stop directing

    kudos and kudos

  • This movie made me cry!!!

    never have i seen such an uplifting story

    the little boy in this movie is going to be an amazing actor in the future

    and Aamir Khan is one of the best Indian director around ranks with Farah Khan and Ram Gopal Varma

  • hats off to amir…
    this is the best movie i have seen ever..in fact i have seen it 12 times..ishaan is awesome and so is amir both as nikumbh sir and director of the movie..tzp takes us back to our childhood..there are several scenes in the movie which bring tears to our eyes..the song ‘maa’ is probably the best song written in hindi movie history about mother and child relation..
    ..jsws,sarfarosh,lagaan,dch,rdb,tzp..what next amir?

  • beestttttt movie movie in the world. i m a 13yrs old girl and i salute the film. best film in excellent. Darsheel was superb

  • hey!! jus a wonderful movie….which has got it all….moved me to tears….truly..superb performance by darshil….n amir at his best….no words to express….!!!

  • Hi this is Devi, Taare Zameen par such an extraordinary flim, Hats off to Aamir khan and also to that chottu (small) boy, he acted so well. This flim misses the oscar award aamir baiya don’t worry, on behalf of this flim you have won millions and millions of people’s heart, that award is very big than the oscar’s. Keep Rocking Aamir baiya.

  • excellent movie and outstanding… best film, best story, best actor, best among the best… congratulation :-)

  • By making Taare zameen par , Aamir has proved that he is not only a good actor but also a good director and producer.Through this movie what i feel is that people will realise that individual differences are there and every child is special in his or her on terms not only parents will realize this thing but also the teacher who also play an important role in the child’s overall developmentand & with their encouragement and support children will be able to recognize their potential .

  • I never seen this film in my life. This is a national Treasure film. why don’t they give best acter for filmfare???

  • amir the copy cut actor and director
    this movie is copied from the french movie the 400 blows thats y it didint win at oscars amir be original
    you ve always been copy cut and you cant be superior than king of acting shahrukh khan because chak de is far better than your flick

  • the child expression are too good reason being.the movie was good .the story was also good .i would like to say thanks to amir khan. i want to meet him and talking about movie .because i am a social worker .and i want to say pl doing the planning .how two reform his child and how to care his child.and how too reform his country future.because the children are future in our country. bharat mata ki jay.
    jay hind…………………………jyoti sharma.i want to do something for child pl halp me. thanks

  • its very imotionl and most thinking film……..its grate jub by amiiiiiiiiiiir khannnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • just watch the movie here in the Philippines. Never cried so hard before. but the movie will melt your heart. excellent acting of Darsheel Safary. it took days to get him out of your mind after watching the movie.

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