Tare Zameen Par - External Reviews

wogma rating: Pride of your DVD shelf (?)
quick review:

Classy and charming. Composed and elegant. Aamir Khan delivers his first baby with élan. The hard labor shows in a compassionate portrayal of a sensitive issue.


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39 reviewers have given Tare Zameen Par an average rating of 4.6/5.0 (?)

34 yays
2 nays
3 so-so

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Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, All Bollywood ..."Taare Zameen Par" would make for a good film for teachers and parents as well as kids... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, All Bollywood ..."Taare Zameen Par" would make for a good film for teachers and parents as well as kids... full review

Thumbs up by Amodini, Amodini's Movie Reviews ...But taken just by himself, and without the sympathetic support from Darsheel’s character I’m not sure I felt as much for Nikumbh – he was too surely seated on his moral high horse... full review

Thumbs up by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Darsheel Safary is the real hero of the film. No two thoughts about it. Aamir Khan is the second fiddle.... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...But Aamir Khan, The Performer, becomes a bit of a problem for Aamir Khan, The Director... full review

Thumbs up by Razeen Shameem, Bolly Spice ...Amole Gupte may not have ended up directing the movie, but he deserves all the credit in the world for penning such a fantastic script.... full review

Thumbs up Bollyvista.com ...Also, Prasoon Joshi writes wonderful lyrics, especially in "Maa"... full review

Thumbs up by Fatema H Kagalwala, Business of Cinema ...TZP has been born out of this precise need to share, reach out and engage... full review

Thumbs up by Abhishek Mande, Buzz18 ...with its sensitively written story and screenplay, Taare… brings back to mind some of the bittersweet experiences from our own childhood... full review

Thumbs down by Bikas Mishra, DearCinema ...From fake sounding dialogues, to cheeky logical flaws of the screenplay, complete absence of characterization... full review

Thumbs up by Shubham Shukla, Deccan Herald ...Every element of the film speaks to you, communicates the emotion that the movie is trying to showcase... full review

Thumbs up by Deep, Deep's Home ...it was more like kid telling Aamir “Hey, you!! you better direct the movie, i will handle the things on the acting front”... full review

Thumbs up by Shubhra Gupta, Express India ...The ‘specialness’ of Ishaan doesn't become a label: it just underlines the film's message, “every child is special”... full review

Thumbs up Express India ...The film runs for slightly more than two and a half hours but the beautifully crafted script would not allow a sense of discomfort to seep in... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Darsheel Safary, for an eight-year-old gives off an excellent performance worthy of a standing ovation... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...Khan rekindles those uncomfortable moments of our childhood... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...the real hero of this film is its remarkable, rooted, rock-solid script... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...compelling you to draw parallels with your life... full review

Thumbs up by Praveen Lance Fernandes, indiatimes ... Aamir’s entry just before the interval is quite filmy in a so far realistic film and lacks the punch that the viewer expects... full review

Thumbs down by Renuka Vyavahare, indiatimes ... This film which boasts a brilliant concept and excellent performances disappoints you, the only reason being its ‘length’ and ‘preachy’ execution.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Aamir has given the child more footage and captured every emotion deftly thereby focusing on its root cause... full review

Thumbs up by Abhijit Mhamunkar, indya.com ...Shankar Ehsaan Loy at their vintage best, are perfectly aided by Prasoon Joshi's soul-stirring lyrics... full review

Thumbs up by Evita Saldanha, M TV ...Aamir Khan has done his homework rather well... full review

Thumbs up by Asheesh Kumar Shukla, merinews ...Shanker Ahsaan Loy made their mark by giving their signature of a slow-cum-thumping music... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Inclusion, empathy and emotional bonding with caring is what this film beautifully propagates... full review

Thumbs up by Abhavya Sharan, MovieWalah ...Aamir Khan the filmmaker and story teller is as brilliant as Aamir Khan the choosy actor... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar, Mumbai Mirror ...It is possible to confuse, or willingly favour, a great intention over a good film sometimes. Without doubt, this one is both... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...The film is likely to alter your view of children because it paints their joys and horrors so accurately.... full review

Thumbs up by Anurag Kashyap, Passion for Cinema ...what i love the most is the way the camera lingers on to the moments and the boy and is not in a hurry to move away..... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...The film is quite realistic, atleast most of the times... full review

So-So by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Taare flounders fatally at the end.... full review

Thumbs up SearchIndia.com ...Taare Zameen Par is light years ahead of your average Bollywood flick... full review

Thumbs up by Satyajit, SmasHits.com ...It's indeed sheer delight that there has been optimum usage of graphics and animation... full review

So-So by Naomi Datta, Times Now ...the problem is that you start feeling every minute of those three hours... full review

Thumbs up by Saakshi Juneja, To Each Its Own ...Good use of animation, which in turn interprets a young mind’s imagination... full review

Thumbs up Upper Stall ...It is a confident and assured start to what could be a fascinating filmography as a filmmaker for Aamir... full review

Thumbs up Urge to Fly ...Taare Zameen Par is as much about dyslexia as No Smoking was about smoking... full review

Thumbs up by Neha Viswanathan, Within / Without ...The camera treats him with a certain gentleness. It lingers on him. It’s patient with him, which is not what one can say about the adults in his life... full review