Sunday, January 6, 2008

Taare Zameen Par (Indian Hindi movie)

This is one of the best Indian movies ever made. No wonder Aamir Khan is called "The Perfectionist".
Its a story of a young dyslexic kid (Ishaan), portrayed beautifully by Darsheel Safary. The story unfolds with Ishaan being hunted by the dancing letters (as called by Ishaan for his difficulties with decoding words). He lives in his own world inspite of the rigorous wordly competition and hence lags behind in studies and gets taunted both at home and school. Despite his pleas, his parents move him to a boarding school and eventually he looses interest in his best expertise, Painting. The way the director handled the emotions of Ishaan is worthy a praise and you will be able to recognize the character. You will laugh with him, sail through his canvas and also cry with him (not once but many times). Nikumbh (played by Aamir himself) is the new art teacher at the boarding school and it doesn't take him too much time to recognize Ishaan's problems. Being a dyslexic himself, he tries to explain to Ishaan's parents about their son's problem and also his great painting talent. He also goes the extra mile of helping Ishaan to overcome his problems in a very creative way. I will stop here without going further, as you should watch it to know the ending.

As I walked out of the theater, I could see fathers hugging their sons with affection. Most of them were wiping their tears while walking towards their cars.....


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