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DVD - 2009 | Hindi
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Eight-year-old Ishaan can't seem to get anything right in class and gets into more trouble than his parents can handle. They pack him off to boarding school to 'be disciplined,' and his art teacher, Nikumbh, realizes that something is wrong and sets out to discover what it is. With time, patience, and care, Nikumbh helps Ishann find himself.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
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ISBN: 9780788895470
0788895478
Branch Call Number: DVD LIK
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD (4 3/4 in.)
Alternative Title: Tarre zameen par

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AL_ANNA Oct 23, 2017

Good representation of dsylexia using creative movie making including music, dance, and animation. It's a bit long and slower paced but still worth watching.

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buzzie1
Oct 08, 2017

What a magical put-together of people, places, and things! The kid, and his face, were beyond brilliant while the adult lead was at his spectacular best. Superb photography. Great story line. Acting perhaps a bit overdone, at times, and runtime a bit long but always worth watching.

BrooklynLady_42 May 17, 2017

A great movie. If teachers (and doctors) were as caring as the boy's teacher, this world would be a better place.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 07, 2017

Surely we all know of someone, whether it be a friend or family member, who has so much potential but just cannot seem to harness it. In this movie, an eight–year old boy named Ishaan Awasthi struggles with the demands of school and nobody seems to understand him. Unfortunately, his needs are not identified and he is sadly sent to boarding school. The movie truly arouses the emotions of its viewers and makes them feel sympathy for the poor struggling boy. However, his life begins to take a good turn when he meets Ram Shankar Nikumbh, an art teacher. This movie is the embodiment of the adage, “every child is a genius”. Rating: 4/5
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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jprisco3
Dec 18, 2016

So many people love this movie for its message. Overlooked in the hubbub is how tedious the film actually is, with lots of scenes of people abusing the boy long before Aamir shows up (about 45 mins into the film). So, watch it if you must -- just like everyone loved KRAMER VS KRAMER but nobody watches it anymore.

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lettheheelingbegin
Oct 04, 2016

Yes, this is a very interesting movie. As a retired elementary teacher, I found it fascinating to see how dyslexia is perceived in India by the families and teachers in the cast. The little boy is super cute & Aamir Khan is a masterful sensitive teacher. For most westerners the movie is a bit too long while all along effectively exercising the audience's tear ducts. Therefore, it's kind of corny, but in good fun and well worth a watch for those interested in mainstream Indian films.

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Lovemylibrary1
Sep 03, 2015

A great movie. This story brings awareness to learning disabilities and is a real joy to watch. (Aamir Khan's good looks and his classic grin doesn't hurt either.)

Parineeta Jul 13, 2015

I could barely see the film through my waterworks, this one really touched my heart. I wish Aamir Khan would make more films like this instead of 'Dhoom 3' and 'PK.'

ezaminpaima Jun 22, 2015

A very touching story about a boy with dyslexia and the teacher who helped him realize his potential, despite his challenging situation. The movie provides an interesting look into the societal issues that are prevalent in India surrounding extreme cultural expectations and values.

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0cho
Sep 19, 2014

This is a nice movie. Easy to watch and get into. A little long and a little too much singing in this one for me. Still an excellent movie.

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