Reviewed by Sneha Hazarika
Cast- Aamir Khan, Darsheel Safary, Tisca Chopra
Director- Aamir Khan
Rating-****(Outstanding) Aamir Khan is considered to be one of the finest actors that the country has produced, who remains in a special league of his own, someone who has complete understanding of cinema. Considering his films 'Lagaan', ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Rang De Basanti’, even ‘Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander’ so many years back and now this, you sure know why. With ‘Taare Zameen Par’, Aamir turns director and with what success!
The film is special because it delves into a child’s world with sensitivity and deals with the insightful issue of a dyslexic child with sensitivity and maturity.
The child Ishaan played by Darsheel Safary (amazingly convincing) is special in the sense that his world is not confined to books, homework, sports and everything else that normal schools and parents impose on children. He is more into discovering the mysteries of the real world and is
Aamir has emerged triumphant as a director with this movie. He has handled many sequences in the film brilliantly and manages to strike a chord with the audiences. There are many sequences in the movie that can leave you moist eyed and this includes the climax. The film has no commercial trappings , yet can even appeal to the average viewer. Not to forget the fact that creative director and writer Amol Gupte's years of research with 'children of different abilities' assists Aamir in a big away.
Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy’s music goes with the mood of the film. Prasoon Joshi’s lyrics deserve special mention as they are quite touching (especially ‘Maa’ and the title song). The cinematography, editing, the production design, the graphics and animation – everything provides able support to the project.
This film has it all- a soul, it scores on all possible counts and drives home a message. Also sees the emergence of an efficient director, one to watch out for, in the form of Aamir Khan. All this makes it a must see.