Taare Twinkling in Karachi

Just wanted to change the mood to some light topic. So, Aamir Khan’s “Taare Zameen Par” is premiering in Karachi (Prince Cinema, Capri & Cineplex) along with nationwide releases in Lahore, Hyderabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan & Gujrat. There was this news of Aamir Khan arriving for this event but looking at the current situation, you can guess the answer.


Initially banned in March, under a regulation that says it cannot be shown as it has been shot entirely in India. Besides, no Pakistani actor is starring in the film. However, the ban was lifted with the statement: “The ordinance gives the government the power to grant exemption from any provision. We found Taare Zameen Par to be educative and informative — in short, an outstanding movie,” said Azfar Shafqat, the chairman of the Pakistan Censor Board.

Reviewing the movie in words is not enough. You have to see it to feel how different it is from the mundane pop-corn popping, style-masala mixture, Hollywood remakes. The movie makes a league of its own with re-creating how a child’s mind work, which is no easy task. It strikes a chord, but most importantly, it has been treated with such sensitivity and maturity that you’re left shell-shocked in amazement by the sheer impact it leaves at the end of this 18 reeler.

I’ve not been an avid fan of Aamir Khan; however, now I am because he comes through to his audience with a substantial story of a child that serves as a wake up call for every parent or parent-to-be. Every character in the movie is well defined. You would fall in love with the innocence of Darsheel Safary’s character “Ishaan Awasthi”, rage against a father who would not realize and cry with the mother who can understand like no one and a godfather teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh (Aamir’s character), who paves the way for a better tomorrow.

So, what’s your take on TZP?

7 Comments so far

  1. tbaweja on April 10th, 2008 @ 8:16 pm

    An ultimate masterpiece..!!!! A Must Watch by all the parents and all those young souls who are about to become parents..!!!

  2. Faisal.K (faisalk) on April 10th, 2008 @ 8:34 pm

    It is a very good movie on a touching topic.

    If you are a parent it can easily reduce one to tears.

    The best acting though is done by the kid!!! terrific stuff!!

  3. wildanjel on April 10th, 2008 @ 8:37 pm

    Well, one of the best movies I have seen. A guide for parents ;)

  4. obiwankenobe on April 10th, 2008 @ 8:43 pm

    This movie sucks big time, I could not wait for an end. The child looked scary and it is just one of those movie that would try to pour lecture down your throat. Who wants to pay for some stupid lecture? At least not me. And if you need a movie to learn such basic things in life then you have some serious issues to take care of first.

  5. nitewolf on April 10th, 2008 @ 9:18 pm

    Excellent work Afreen, you posted something other than stupid political post. I love this movie. Though i have seen it many times, still i might go and watch it in the cinema.

  6. Nadir (nadir) on April 10th, 2008 @ 10:44 pm

    – I’d Agree with nitewolf. Good Post

    I’m really not into Indian films, I’m not a parent neither would I be any time soon :p But looks like i’ve gotta see this one!

  7. samz on April 14th, 2008 @ 12:53 pm

    Nice Post

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