I know I’m so late. Half way through 2008 and finally I got the chance to watch Taare Zameen Par. Well where to begin. With this film a new star is born, a new director is born, a lesson for the parents out there is born. The film is a touching piece that will be considered a classic. It’s a gem that won’t be forgotten. I don’t know how many times I can revisit this film an year but it’s something that every parent should watch. Watching this film will make you understand that every child is special, that there are people out there with hidden talents that just need to be tapped on. Some of us are lucky that we recognize our own talents, but there are many out there that don’t know or aren’t aware of their hidden talents. Sometimes you need others to recognize and bring out those talents…that certain person can be your mom, your dad, your teacher, your friend, anyone I guess. After watching this film, I wish I had a teacher like Aamir Khan who was so involved and concerned about his student’s. You know as they say everyone comes across one teacher that they really relate to. A teacher that is always there for you, one that can help you across the way. I never encountered a teacher like that in the 15 years of studying I been through…SAD. Oh well, here is a film even little children can learn off of. It gives out a message that if your a failure when it comes to many things that does not mean your a failure in everything. There is something you have that you can excell in, there is something special about you. Aamir gets his point across beautifully. Yes, his characters are just amazing in this film. Who would not want to enact the role of “Ram”? This is a role everyone can relate to. Everyone will fall in love with Aamir’s character from the first frame. As for his performance, does Aamir ever fail? No. I don’t know if he won any awards, but he deserved every single supporting actor award there is. Darsheel is little star that will grow up to be one of the bests. So much talent at such a small age. This is one of the best child artist performances ever. The way he controls his emotional scenes is just amazing. As for Tisca Chopra, she does very well. I don’t think she deserved the best supporting actress award, but that doesn’t take anything away from her performance…she was very good. Yes, there are a lot of melodramatic rhona dhona scenes…but who cares…when you have actors like Aamir, Tisca Chopra and Darsheel performing everything looks so damn real. Kahaan Chand Mein Daag Dhundoo…in this picture where do I find those flaws. Well, the only thing that I question myself when watching this film was where did the Jabeena character come from. Who was she? Was she Aamir’s gf, wife or co-worker…it wasn’t pointed out in the film. The songs sounded better to me in the film than the first time I heard them. The Maa song was picturized very well. Whenever it plays in the background, I bet every viewer out there got moist-eyed. The title track is another standout. Every song was magnificently picturized by Aamir. His camera-work was great as well. Who ever thought Aamir would be this talented when it comes to directing. Cinematography and editing were perfect. The second half in my opinion was longer than the first, but no complaint’s. It’s a well paced fill that entertains through it’s message and teachings. Without being preachy, Aamir gets his point across with very impressive dialogues. Hats off to the diaologue writer for this film. The scene where Aamir visits Darsheel’s parents is worth mentioning. Another scene which I really loved was the scene where Darsheel’s dad sarcastically lies to his son that he is leaving the house and little Darsheel gets scared since he thinks its his fault. That one scene should be applauded for Darsheel’s acting. The climax was very touching. Loved the paintings, the cute comedy sequences, the whole atmosphere was amazing. Amol Gupte who gave the story and screenplay for the film deserves praise as well. The screenplay is very strong and this is what makes Aamir’s work a bit easier. Aamir is a very detailed director…the smallest things the characters do in scenes tell a lot about that character. For example, when Aamir is shown walking in the middle of the street and he picks up a cabbage and it puts it back onto the stand, or when he is shown helping out a unknown lady change her child’s diaper…these small things show how caring and helpful Ram’s character is. For me these small things make a big impact. Goes out to show how much involved the director is with his film. I bow down to Mr. Khan. Overall, best movie of 2007…wow Filmfare got it right this time around lol.