Taare Zameen Par received widespread critical acclaim upon release. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 92% of 12 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 7/10. Subhash K. Jha suggests that the film is \"a work of art, a water painting where the colors drip into our hearts, which could easily have fallen into the motions of over-sentimentality. Aamir Khan holds back where he could easily resort to an extravagant display of drama and emotions.\" Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN argued that the true power of the film lies in its \"remarkable, rooted, rock-solid script which provides the landscape for such an emotionally engaging, heart-warming experience.\" Manish Gajjar from the BBC stated that the film \"touches your heart and moves you deeply with its sterling performances. [It is] a film full of substance!\" Jaspreet Pandohar, also of BBC, posited that Taare Zameen Par is a \"far cry from the formulaic masala flicks churned out by the Bollywood machine,\" and is \"an inspirational story that is as emotive as it is entertaining; this is a little twinkling star of a movie.\" Furthermore, Aprajita Anil of Screen gave the film four stars and stated, \"Taare Zameen Par cannot be missed. Because it is different. Because it is delightful. Because it would make everyone think. Because it would help everyone grow. Because very rarely do performances get so gripping. And of course because the 'perfectionist' actor has shaped into a 'perfectionist' director.\" In addition, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap stated that, \"Taare Zameen Par took me back to my hostel days. If you take away the dyslexia, it seems like my story. The film affected me so deeply that I was almost left speechless. After watching the film, I was asked how I liked Taare Zameen Par. I could not talk as I was deeply overwhelmed.\"
Likewise, in their article \"Wake up call from 'Stars on the Ground'\" for the Indian Journal of Psychiatry, T. S. Sathyanarayana Rao and V. S. T. Krishna wrote that the film \"deserves to be vastly appreciated as an earnest endeavor to portray with sensitivity and empathetically diagnose a malady in human life\". They also felt it blended \"modern professional knowledge\" with a \"humane approach\" in working with a dyslexic child. However, the authors believed the film expands beyond disabilities and explores the \"present age where everyone is in a restless hurry\". The pair wrote, \"This film raises serious questions on mental health perspectives. We seem to be heading to a state of mass scale mindlessness even as children are being pushed to 'perform'. Are we seriously getting engrossed in the race of 'achievement' and blissfully becoming numb to the crux of life i.e., experiencing meaningful living in a broader frame rather than merely existing\" The film depicts how \"threats and coercion are not capable of unearthing rich human potentialities deeply embedded in children\", and that teachers should instead map their strengths and weakness. With this in mind, the author felt that Khan \"dexterously drives home the precise point that our first priority ought to be getting to know the child before making any efforts to fill them with knowledge and abilities\". Overall, the pair found a \"naive oversimplification\" in the film. With India \"only recently waking to recognizing the reality and tragedy of learning disability\", however, they \"easily [forgave the film's fault] under artistic license\".
Rosenblatt is an avant-garde filmmaker who takes \"found footage\" from other movies and assembles it into dreamlike collages of his own. His visual style is brilliantly creative, recalling works by Bruce Conner and other masters of this genre. His voice-over narrations often impose an overly literal quality, though, making the movies more accessible but preventing them from reaching full imaginative freedom. Included in this collection are the brief \"Restricted,\" the surreal \"Short of Breath,\" an essay on male childhood called \"The Smell of Burning Ants,\" a memoir about religion and movie mania called \"King of the Jews,\" and the recent \"Human Remains,\" about a gallery of 20th-century dictators.
The love affair of an attractive musician and a young man with a troubled family history. Tchin's tendency to exert tight control over every aspect of his movies can make them seem chilly, but this drama is richly photographed and enhanced by Binoche's steadily appealing performance. In French with English subtitles *** Well directed, stunning cinematography, a bit stiff, disjointed. 1e1e36bf2d