Every child is special… I am proud that Indian Cinema has reached a stage where it is making movies addressing issues that are realities to most of us. As much as cinema in India is about the ‘naach gaana’ , cinema as a medium has had a larger role to play outside of its ‘entertainment’ garb.Cinema, with the magic it brings onto the silver screen, it has the ability to influence people, educate people and also propagate messages. Taare Zameen Par has demonstrated how cinema can be utilized to discuss a very common, yet complex specialty that ails our society. Aamir Khan, one of the major Khan’s in Indian filmdom, being a part of this TZP project is also a strategic move. It has brought in the celebrity / influencer factor to the message. Thus, ensuring that the message reaches in the right manner and strikes a chord amongst people in the society. Cinema for a social cause has been demonstrated. However, this differs from the normal newsreel or the documentary one is used to viewing in typical India. Therefore, my earlier comment that Cinema in Indian has surpassed the stereotype of song & dance. Following the Popular film making rules, Taare Zameen Par has brought in a fresh perspective to addressing serious issues. This reminds of the movies of the 70’s and 80’s when during the new wave era or the art cinema times, in India, there were m
ovies such as Masoom, Aandhi and the like that dealt with issues of concern to India.However, i will place Taare Zameen Par away, above and beyond all of those movies ever made. ‘coz this movie did complete justice to the message, did not kill the topic of interest and ensured that the point was driven home with sensitivity. Aamir Khan has proved himself to be an artist par excellence. As a director, he has ensured that the talent in the young Darsheel is portrayed in the right way. The dilemma of a small child, the frustrations and the sensitivities that impact the kid has been depicted by Darsheel in a very effective manner. It’s part Darsheel’s talent and part Aamir’s knack to making sure the kid delivered as part of his role. In a day and age of competition, expectations, pressures, tuitions, A Grades, top ranks, excellence and above average performances… TZP is a movie that lays emphasis on the individual than external pressures, which is of utmost importance. It is the self that builds you for the future… we tend to lay emphasis on the world around us, ranks and marks forgetting to focus on building the self, honing the existing skills. TZP makes you stop for a moment and check within oneself, if what i am doing is truly “what I want to do”.