Taare Zameen Par

Alternate Geniuses

Amir Khan just keeps getting better. I don’t really want to talk about him or his direction because it’s rather good. I think more has to be said (but is really difficult) about Darsheel Safary playing the role of Ishaan Awasthi – an eight-year old dyslexic kid.

Darsheel, with his starry eyes and buck teeth, has acted phenomenally well. Many of his simple moves tend to move you completely. I wonder how AK managed to find him. Darsheel has manged to capture the heart, soul, and tears of all the viewers. There is no overacting or underacting -- it's just perfect! Way to go Darsheel.

All the others in the movie have also acted well. He is good!

On the whole the movie is good, but for the few parts where AK has “influenced” by western media. I really did not find any reason for him to include this in the movie – Darsheel becoming Spaceman Spiff (Calvin, of Calvin and Hobbes) during math class and running around the basketball course like Forrest Gump. WHY??? I am just being picky here...go watch the movie!

I give it a 4/5



Ved December 30, 2007 at 9:49 PM  

western influences ? Well...possibly because kids of today are so much more exposed to western life !

Mayur Polepalli December 30, 2007 at 11:14 PM  

That's not my point!!! Why include those bits in the movie? Not like it added any value!

Ved December 31, 2007 at 9:07 PM  

Well....very often when you look at the extras in a DVD you will see the 'deleted' scenes and wonder- why were these deleted ?

Similarly with such scenes as mentioned by you which from the storyteller's point of view add depth and value to the tale or sometimes it is purely for dramatic effect or for improving the 'commerical' aspect. In this movie, we will never know, but my opinion, it does not matter. Easily the best hindi movie (alongwith Chak De India) this year (2007)

Mayur Polepalli January 3, 2008 at 8:10 PM  

I agree...both were good movies. Actually, I liked Dus Kahniyan too.

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