Monday, 2 March 2015

Like Stars on Earth (Taare Zameen Par)

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Do you know the scientific meaning of the term 'extrapolation' ? It is "the process of estimating, beyond the original observation range, the value of a variable on the basis of its relationship with another variable". In short, making unknown conclusions with little known data. This is what Taare Zameen Par actually does.

It tells you a story of an instantaneously lovable boy (for the audiences i.e.)  Ishan (Darsheel Safari) who as always in Aamir Khan films, is somehow surviving in this 'hell of a place' called society. He is dyslexic, but nobody knows that, not even he, and is thus scolded and dismissed by his parents and teachers as unfit to cope with his syllabi. Enter Aamir, as a part time teacher Nikumbh, who understands his problem, much because he can be called a specialist at that. And then follows the never ending screenplay filled with teaching and preaching to, not Ishan, not even his parents or other teachers, but to the society as a whole (as if something is really wrong with it). 

If you know how to fool your audiences, you become a good film-maker. And I have no qualms with that. But NO ONE has the right to give a wrong 'message' to the society and no one has the right to EXTRAPOLATE a particular case (read point)  and try to fit the whole curve of the society in any way he/she likes. "A child who has to have his own way becomes wayward" and this statement will remain true for all times, even when nobody remembers this movie.

Huff....Let's come out my cynicism and try to enjoy a movie that we MUST forget as soon as we are done watching it. Look at Darsheel Safari playing Ishan with a brilliance that will never be repeated in his bollywood career and Commerce and Economics will remain his stay for the times to come; Look at the famous ' diary scene' showing the separation of a child from his parents; And listen to that awesome song collection ranging from the screeching "Bum Bum Bole" to the ever so soothing "Meri MAA". 

Do all these things, do them. But don't let anything get into your head.

Bandwidth Verdict: If you have a cool head with a working brain, this movie would not hurt you.

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