Ishaan (Darsheel Safary) is an eight year old boy who is unable to comprehend subjects taught in school and hates going to school. He often daydream in class and gets in trouble. The teachers are unable to understand him. Even his parents don't understand him. They think he's just lazy. After many complaints from the school, his dad sends him off to boarding school. A new art teacher Ram Shankar Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) joins the boarding school and is able to understand Ishaan. He bonds with Ishaan and understands his frustration. With Ram's help, Ishaan conquers his inability to do well in school.
First of all, people already have high expectations from Aamir Khan because he's known to be a perfectionist. Taare Zameen Par is his directorial debut film. Honestly, he's my favorite actor and I didn't want to be disappointed. I kept reading reviews how great the movie was. I didn't want my expectations to be shattered. However, I was so wrong! I have to say it's my favorite movie of 2007. I was hesitant to watch the movie at first. I have no idea why. I knew that Aamir wouldn't disappoint me but still I wasn't too sure about watching the film yet. When I went to watch Dhan Dhana Goal on the big screen and saw the trailer for Taare Zameen Par, I knew I had to watch Taare Zameen Par. The movie was so different from most films I've seen in Bollywood.
Darsheel made me cry. He's so good. I look forward to seeing him more in the future. This child star will shine brightly. He's so adorable as the goofy kid who didn't pay attention. What I also love about the movie is Aamir let the movie be Darsheel's. You didn't see Aamir until the second half. More props to him for that. Kudos to Darsheel for receiving two awards for his performances from Filmfare and Screen who is the youngest star to ever win the awards.
The film is just so good and different. Just watch it. Aamir Khan, you're still a perfectionist. And you're looking so much better with age.
I should change the title of this blog since Taare Zameen Par IS my favorite Bollywood film of 2007