&pictures celebrates #10YearsOfTaareZameenPar
When there is colour, vibrancy and liveliness, one is bound to get entertained. But when these things are delicately tied together with strings of soul, a film gets a different sparkle altogether. And that is why Taare Zameen Par stayed with us for so long. 10 years back, Taare Zameen Par kick-started a movement of bringing a child’s special needs on the personal and education front to the limelight. It created waves across the world generating conversations about the many challenges that a child faces. Reigniting the spark that the film introduced, &pictures, Naye India Ka Blockbuster Movie Channel, is all set to celebrate the 10-year milestone of this timeless jewel. Directed by Aamir Khan and written by Amole Gupte, the movie features Aamir Khan, Darsheel Safary, Tisca Chopra and Vipin Sharma in pivotal roles. The film is all set to air on &pictures on Thursday, 21st December 2017 at 8PM.
Taare Zameen Par boasts of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s inspired score, which is original and unconventional, and complements Prasoon Joshi’s lyrics perfectly. As a director, Aamir Khan makes a solid debut, turning a fantastic script into a fantastic film. In fact, the film has also driven popular faces like Abhishek Bachchan to publicly accept their own battles with dyslexia. Another unknown trivia is Salman Khan suggested the movie's title to Aamir Khan when they both met at a party.
The story revolves around Ishaan Awasthi (Darsheel Safary), an 8-year-old boy who lives in his own world, which is woven by his dreams and imagination. But unfortunately neither his parents, Maya (Tisca Chopra) and Nandkishore Awasthi (Vipin Sharma), nor his teachers, can make sense of his wonder world. They find him undisciplined and compare him to his bright elder brother. And when they feel completely at loss with him, they pack him off to a boarding school, hoping to transform this 'disobedient duffer' into a well-behaved boy. Even here, his struggles continue until he crosses paths with Ram Shankar Nikumbh (Aamir Khan), a newly appointed art teacher at the school.
Recognizing Ishaan’s symptoms to be a learning disorder called dyslexia, Nikumbh takes off on a journey to not only sensitize Ishaan’s parents regarding this issue, but also break through to young Ishaan to help him discover his true potential.
On the completion of 10 years of the movie, Amole Gupte, Screen Writer shared, “Taare Zameen Par is a label of love for my better half Deepa Bhatia and me. For 10 years we were connected to the children’s disability field where we were wedded to the cause of reducing the education burden off children. Post the release of Taare Zameen Par, it has become a lasting document on education and at the UNESCO in Paris, we addressed about 140 countries. It (Taare Zameen Par) is not about entertainment, entertainment and entertainment. It is edutainment and it has changed the lives of students, teachers and parents and that is what we were looking for as a result. I think we have succeeded. The film completes 10 years and I would like to say ‘Long Live Taare Zameen Par.”
Celebrate #10YearsOfTaareZameenPar with &pictures on Thursday, 21st December at 8 PM