Taare Zameen Par marks the beginning of Aamir Khan’s directorial career and I must say that he has done great job. The film is absolutely wonderful. The story is very different from what we get to see usually. It is closer to life and depicts the anxiety of parents who want to see their children ahead in everything, from studies to sports. More than this, the film is about a child who cannot comprehend letters and numbers but has a very strong imagination. His world is filled with colours but nobody seems to be too interested in his talent. All they can see in him is a lack of interest to study and do well in his life.
He is packed off to a boarding school but nothing seems to improve. He doesn’t show any improvement. Instead, he recedes in a shell and refuses to come out of it. It is only when a temporary art teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh joins in that things begin to improve. Nikumbh realises that the child is dyslexic and needs help. Some innovative way of teaching do the magic and Ishaan shows what he is capable of to the world.
Darsheel Safary as Ishaan Awasthi is brilliant and easly wins your heart. Aamir Khan, as always, is a delight to watch. However, this time round he deserves to be appreciated doubly – one for his performance and the other for his good direction. The story revolves round the child and not for once you feel that the child actor is overshadowed by Aamir Khan’s presence. Other actors of the film, too, have done a commendable job. I specially liked the performance of Tisca Chopra who plays the role of child’s mother. She doesn’t have too many dialogues in the movie but her portrayal of a caring and worried mother is nice.
Taare Zameen Par is one of those movies that has to be watched if you wish to see and hear a good story. Enjoy the various moods of children and relive your own childhood.