...obeying the voices in my head...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Taare Zameen Par

Rarely do I write reviews for movies. To add a pinch of weirdness to that - rarely do I write reviews for 'bollywood' movies. But yesterday I went n watched 'Taare Zameen par'(TZP) out of curiosity to know what all the fuss was about. And behold! I was enlightened by the movie.

I am not such a big fan of bollywood, which all has recently become too glamorous and downright bland. Most of the directors follow a formula and viola! there they are getting what they want...their usual (target) audience. So going through all the monotonous rut of "bold" item numbers, flaming cars elevating (even though they were shot just by a bullet) and cliched humour is quite a pain in the *beep* and I would rather save my monetary holdings for a better purpose. And so here comes TZP saving bollywood from its decayed decline gracefully.

The movie gets into the head of 8-9year old dyslexic Ishaan Awasthi(brilliantly played by Darsheel Safary), who finds beauty of the world around him through his imagination and is captivated by the sights of what life has to offer. The innocence and restlessness of a child is well reflected and portrayed by the characters antics. The expressions... may it be fear,anger,sadness or pure exultation are carried out by the young actor quite flawlessly and naturally with not even a hint of overacting.

Amir Khan with his a la patch adams entry into the school has given the movie its share of completeness. With his unconventional tutelage, Ram Shankar Nikumbh (Amir Khans character) coaches the children to do what they want in life, i.e 'live life' it rather that just 'succeed in life'.

The movie explores how children nowadays are being pressured on and on to stay ahead in the rat-race. There's a beautiful dialog in the movie where Amir Khan criticizes how parents want to grow toppers and scorers in their houses. Brilliant.

I have really appreciated Amir Khan for his diversity in acting roles in his movies, and this movie is a proof how he has evolved as an actor. Hats off to Mr.Khan for making this movie.

This movie is really a work of art.

Ummm...well....thats it.