Sunday, August 10, 2008

Taare Zameen Par


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Finally I watched Taare Zameen Par (Stars On Earth). Yeah I know, I am way too behind especially for an outstanding movie like Taare Zameen Par.Crazy Sam's Bloginess

"I cried not because I was shown how badly Ishaan was being treated, but for I was able to associate so many things happened to me in those days with the movie." One of my colleagues told me. This is one movie where men do not shy to reveal that they were teary.

Crazy Sam's Bloginess"You haven't watched Taare Zameen Par?" Everyone used to tell me with that look, like I have committed some crime. And finally I was fortunate to see it. I actually was afraid of the high expectations I had, for everyone was praising about it endlessly and I didn't want to get disappointed. But I didn't, in fact the movie surpassed all my expectations and I was indeed deeply moved.

Crazy Sam's BloginessIt is said that this movie is a must-see for every parent in this world, for every parent who force their dreams and ambitions on their children, for every parent who compares their child's ability with others and in my opinion, Crazy Sam's Bloginessespecially for every parent who nowadays pushes or wants to push their children to the so-called "reality shows." In this competitive world, they fear whether their children would get left behind and so they make them do everything they can think of, to make sure they are ahead in the race even if that means demanding more than what the child could give, as Ram Shankar says. In this attempt, the child is denied to see the colourful world his mind is picturing for him and instead, he is thrown into the grey world of competition.

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Yes, the movie did bring me back some of the memories that were buried deep down. It made me remember my "drawing on the wall" days. When I was little, the walls of our Crazy Sam's Bloginesshouse used to be the bear witness for my crayon games until they were painted again. The movie also made me remember my Kindergarten days, those teachers who taught me alphabets and words, my school days when I used to paint, our lively drawing sir and the fright I used to get when I realize that I hadn't done that day's maths homework. I wish I could turn back time and experience all that once again. Watching those children from Tulip school Crazy Sam's Bloginessmade me realize again how blessed I am because I know how close I were to be one like them. And finally, I truly couldn't help but feel jealous of Ishaan, for he was fortunate to have the two precious gems I always wish for - a brother and a sincere friend.

Crazy Sam's BloginessAnd now I must echo what everyone kept on telling me, if you haven't seen Taare Zameen Par, you should! This is a must-watch even if you haven't watched a "bollywood" film in your entire life. And no need to be embarrassed if you become emotional and teary coz no one who watched this was able to do otherwise. Taare Zameen Par is indeed a star and a fine masterpiece presented to the world cinema. And I'm proud to see that it was born from India.

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  • Anonymous August 10, 2008 at 12:26 AM

    totally love aamir khan!

  • nick August 10, 2008 at 7:29 AM

    After much coaxing, a friend managed to convince me to watch Swades - with subtitles! :) So it's going to be a wee little while before I get around to watching TZP ;) Glad you had a good ol softie! xx

  • Anonymous August 10, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Wow! A post with pictures like these seem so out of place on your blog :P

  • Crazy Sam August 10, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    The Amplified: Yes, me too!! :)

    Nick: Hmph! I'm not a softie, I can be as rough and tough as I wish to! :P
    You know, it's a relief to know that there are still souls left to see TZP.

    Unsungpsalm: Haha! I take that as a compliment. :D
    In fact, I intended to put more scene-shots that were touching. But then it started to look too crowded.

  • Rambunctious WhipperSnapper August 10, 2008 at 11:08 PM

    I haven't sen this movie yet.

    However, this is one of the best reviews I've read about it. It's apparent how the movie touched you and moved you.

    And *big hug* you ol' softie you ... :P ...

  • pepe M. August 11, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    the first bollywood film that made me cry is my brother nikhil...and oh kal ho na ho :)

    and since youve made a great review of this, then i should rush and buy the dvd...

    my entire childhood was spent in a village and i would say its the best chapter i have in my entire life...sigh, if only i could put in writing...

  • The Naked Drag queen August 11, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    The film sounds amazing. I hope we can find it somewhere here in South Africa.

  • Crazy Sam August 11, 2008 at 11:03 PM

    Whippy: I just feel so honoured getting that comment from you. :)

    And shh.. bring your ear closer...

    Pepe: I liked Kal Ho Na Ho, but can't say the same about My Brother Nikhil, though I think it was a brave attempt to bring a homosexual character as the lead.

    Yes, buy the DVD coz you'll definitely feel like watching this again and again.

    Bruce: You'll definitely find it in stores selling Indian movies or you can always amazon it, right!

  • Ryan August 12, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Hmm... never heard of the movie before. Will try to get it and watch since it is so highly recommended! :D

  • A rebel all the way... August 13, 2008 at 3:43 AM

    i liked TZP...but tbh, amongst the above mentioned movies, loved swades and my brother nikhil much more...both these movies are in a different league altogether...swades and yuva are the only two movies till date on the patriotic theme which have inspired me...(i felt RDB was utter shit) brother nikhil holds a special place in my heart cos i can completely relate to it..i, too, have an elder sis...:)

    TZP was nice, but it could have been made much better....the concept was great, the acting of ishaan was second to none, but overall the execution, direction and script had scope for improvement...just my thoughts...

  • Prash August 13, 2008 at 7:51 AM

    The Nepalese Gourkha in our office (a big fan of Bollywood movies) passed me the DVD of this movie like months ago and I loved watching this movie. Very original !

    Bhoom Bhoom Bole !
    **prash wags off his ass like Amir**

  • Rambunctious WhipperSnapper August 13, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Ouch, Samuel. My ear is still ringing from that.

    When you said closer, I got all senti and stuff :( ... and I thought you would .... well, never mind :( ....

  • Crazy Sam August 15, 2008 at 12:33 AM

    Ryan: I'm just dreaming of the day when you thank me for recommending this movie. :D

    I think I should get commission for convincing you all to watch this. Aamir, are you hearing me??

    Rebel: I didn't find Yuva that interesting, may be because I expected much more when I knew it was from Mani Ratnam. And I totally loved Rang De Basanti, ha ha! :D

    Prash: Oh oh! Look what you just did! Now all I'm thinking about is your sexy ass! :P

    Whippy: Well I did something naughty when we hugged, rite! Ain't that enough?? :P

  • Anonymous February 19, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    once again aamir has proved he is great...........

    need bpo jobs without a single rupee!!!!!!!! a genuine job from home.

    Work from home

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