Taare Zameen Par Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:35:55.7000000 IST


TAARE ZAMEEN PAR?Dekho inhein yeh hain oas ki boondein, patton ki godh mein aasman se koodhein, Angdayee lein phir karwat badal kar, nazuk se moti, has de phisal kar, kho na jaye, taare zameen par?

These sweet-honey coated heart warming wordings are soulful ode to the never-ending fables of childhood that we still idolize in our adulthood. Prasoon Joshi?s immaculate command over expressions per phraseology coupled with Shankar Mahadevan?s ?bright as sunshine? vocals delivers this gem of title track in ?Taare Zameen Par?. The tinkling sounds of shining stars followed by subtle pitched arrangements (piano, violin, and vibraphone notes) creates scintillating astronomical view of endless stars making their ways. It delivers sparkling dollops of sweet-natured fairy tales encapsulating itself in a picturesque of harmonic and prosaic excellence that are delivered in pack of lovable couplets and rhymes.

Welcome to the world of melody in a playful child fiction musical genre where ?masters of the business? are back with their best. Shankar Ehsaan Loy (SEL) once again shows their supremacy in the marquee by delivering the finest pack of musicals in this underprivileged genre of ?child fiction?.

New entrant Raman Mahadevan has stylish country style of soft rock ballad ?Kholo Kholo? up his sleeves where sauntering guitar riffs along with soft pitched synths and keyboard works makes splashes of all childhood antics. Raman?s sonorously refined vocals are sheer delight for ears while the countrified westernized rock arrangements prove to be worthy experiment.

After ?Chanda Chamke? (FAANA), Aamir Khan gets into loud prankish, gibberish singing attire and sings his heart out with some quizzically jumbling one-liners for kid-listeners along with versatile Shaan in sprightly childish track ?Bum Bum Bole?. Shaan is at its best, though the nature of track clubs itself into situational feel song but still it?s highly amusing in its wordings as well in its singing.

Vishal Dadlani emotes out ?never-say-die? spirits for energized and animated kids into another kindergarten friendly lovable track ?Jame Raho?. Enjoy some really frolicking wordings (?Ye omlet par hi jeete hain, ye tonic saare peete hain??) with hi-pitched keyboard fillers and percussions that delivers ?bolt from blue? intimidating impact.



The scene where Aamir visits Ishaan?s house and forces his father Nandakishore Awasthi (Vipin Sharma) to read letters written in Chinese on a toy box, ridiculing him when he can?t, is a clincher! Also, when the father visits his boy in school and sees the improvement and learns that he is at fault is gripping. He runs away as he can?t face his child. The scene where Ishaan wins the drawing competition and where he reluctantly comes ahead to receive his prize in front of the whole school will leave you moist-eyed.

The background score and music by Shankar Eshan Loy and Shailendra Barve is excellent. The lyrics, which go, ?Aap ko malum hai na Maa?.? is heart-wrending.

Tisca Chopra as Ishaan?s mother is a revelation, so also is Vipin Sharma. He portrays the behaviour every working father wears on his sleeve. The bonding between Yohan Awasthi (Sachet Engineer) with his younger brother has been captured well by the director. Also the friendship between Ishaan and Rajan Damodaran (Tanay Chheda). Aamir has extracted excellent performances from these two kids.

To go or not: 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.

Finally, a word to all those parents who are always in competition looking for a winner let us say no. To all teachers, let?s make education a fun process rather than a boring exercise where a student is burdened with the expectations of getting good grades.

Like Aamir says, ?Ishaan just has to score passing marks, his destiny is elsewhere.?

Ratings : 4 / 5



TAARE ZAMEEN PARThis is a beautiful movie sensibly made to appeal to all sorts of audience across all strata of society. It touches a chord in your heart and connects with everybody. No one is left out. It does not matter if you are a parent, uncle, aunt, teacher, brother or sister. It?s sure to move you. I dare say, TAARE ZAMEEN PAR is a commercial success as well as it will receive critical acclaim. Aamir Khan scores big time with his debut as a director.

But the star here is not Aamir, its Darsheel Safary, who plays the central character of Ishaan Awasti. Ishaan is a bubbly eight-year-old who sees a different world, always getting into fights and always faring badly in school. While his elder brother is a bright student, Ishaan has spent two years in the third standard.

Exasperated, his father packs him off to a boarding school as a punishment. Already struggling with studies, Ishaan now has to deal with the pangs of separation. If earlier he would paint the canvass bright with colours, now he does nothing of the sort. In school, he has gone from bad to worse, but no one seems to know the reason for his dilemma. The truth is, he is dyslexic. In short, Ishaan has a learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.

My question and the only flaw I think in the movie is this; if the child has fared so badly so as to spend two years in one class, how come the parents have not noticed the troubled spot? That is a bit hard to digest. But you are willing to forgive Aamir this one flaw, because when you look at the canvass as a whole, he tackles the whole issue with Ishaan by befriending him and giving him back his self-confidence, and in the bargain winning himself a friend for life.

Darsheel Safary, for an eight-year-old gives off an excellent performance worthy of a standing ovation. This is one bright lad who has understood the character very well. Everything about Ishaan is perfect, from his body language, to the way he delivers his dialogues to the expression in his eyes which shouts for help. Only Aamir sees his plight, that?s because he too was once dyslexic and now teaches in Tulips, a special school for the differently-abled. The way Aamir brings a turn-a-round in Ishaan giving an example of Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Alva Edision, all great men, who suffered from the same malaise, is heartening. At one moment, Ishaan and you as the viewer think it is Ishaan he is talking about!



The scene where Aamir visits Ishaan?s house and forces his father Nandakishore Awasthi (Vipin Sharma) to read letters written in Chinese on a toy box, ridiculing him when he can?t, is a clincher! Also, when the father visits his boy in school and sees the improvement and learns that he is at fault is gripping. He runs away as he can?t face his child. The scene where Ishaan wins the drawing competition and where he reluctantly comes ahead to receive his prize in front of the whole school will leave you moist-eyed.

The background score and music by Shankar Eshan Loy and Shailendra Barve is excellent. The lyrics, which go, ?Aap ko malum hai na Maa?.? is heart-wrending.

Tisca Chopra as Ishaan?s mother is a revelation, so also is Vipin Sharma. He portrays the behaviour every working father wears on his sleeve. The bonding between Yohan Awasthi (Sachet Engineer) with his younger brother has been captured well by the director. Also the friendship between Ishaan and Rajan Damodaran (Tanay Chheda). Aamir has extracted excellent performances from these two kids.

To go or not: 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.

Finally, a word to all those parents who are always in competition looking for a winner let us say no. To all teachers, let?s make education a fun process rather than a boring exercise where a student is burdened with the expectations of getting good grades.

Like Aamir says, ?Ishaan just has to score passing marks, his destiny is elsewhere.?

Ratings : 4 / 5


Rating /5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Darsheel Safary, Tisca Chopra.
  • Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi, Amol Gupte
  • Director: Aamir Khan
  • Music Director: Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca, Shailendra Barve.