Sunday, February 17, 2008

Taare Zameen Par..

I wish Aamir's entry had been less dramatic. And it reminded me of Robin William's entry into the cancer ward in 'Patch Adams'. Calvin's 'Spaceman spiff' avatar must've influenced Ishan's '9 X 3' solution (am glad that scene was there though). And the movie should've probably ended at the point where Ishaan leaves the hostel early on the day of the contest, to take in the scene for his painting, Aamir's voice in the background. Leaving loose ends gives things a beauty mundane completeness doesn't. It is good when movies, like life, end with us wanting more of it. But we did love to see Ishaan win the contest. We did love the look on the kid's face and the lump on our throats when he sees that Aamir has drawn a portrait of him. Who are we kidding! I am glad the movie did not end earlier than it actually did. We want to see it all. We are incorrigible. It was a beautiful movie. Loved it.

4 comments:

Parth said...

True. Fine directorial debut by Aamir. Also good to see when movies spur social causes. I was reading about how schools in India are taking a look at the problem of dyslexic children following this movie.

workinprogress said...

so, you finally did see the movie!
sentimental stuff always appeals,but the movie touched many raw nerves indeed.

gullu said...

Yep, TZP was a fine movie...but all such 'critically acclaimed' movies from india tend to fall into the over creativity pit...some of the scenes were clearly pushed by aamirs obsessivenes to create a master piece which kinda back fired...

frissko said...

Parth - I had not read about the schools' response. Nice to know.

WIP - yep..

gullu - Really? I actually thought Aamir took extra care to ensure that he pandered to what most people want to see on screen (rather than what critics would've liked to see), there by increasing it's chances of becoming a big hit.