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Like Stars On Earth [DVD]

Tanay Chheda , Tisca Chopra , Aamir Khan    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Tanay Chheda, Tisca Chopra, Aamir Khan, M.K. Raina, Darsheel Safary
  • Directors: Aamir Khan
  • Producers: Aamir Khan
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, Hindi
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios HE
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Oct 2009
  • Run Time: 164 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001NN415S
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,865 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Ishaa Ishaan is an 8 year old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate; colours, fish, dogs and kites are just not important in a world of adults much more interested in things like homework, grades and neatness. Ishaa just cannot seem to get anything right in class. When he gets into far more trouble than his parents can handle, he is packed off to a boarding school to be disciplined. Things are no different at his new school, and Ishaa has to contend with the added trauma of separation from his family. A new art teacher infects the students with joy and optimism and breaks all the rules of how things are done by asking them to think, dream and imagine. All the children respond with enthusiasm except Ishaa. The teacher soon realizes that Ishaa is unhappy and sets out to discover why. With time, patience and care, he ultimately helps Ishaa find himself.

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Ishaa Ishaan is an 8 year old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate; colours, fish, dogs and kites are just not important in a world of adults much more interested in things like homework, grades and neatness. Ishaa just cannot seem to get anything right in class. When he gets into far more trouble than his parents can handle, he is packed off to a boarding school to be disciplined. Things are no different at his new school, and Ishaa has to contend with the added trauma of separation from his family. A new art teacher infects the students with joy and optimism and breaks all the rules of how things are done by asking them to think, dream and imagine. All the children respond with enthusiasm except Ishaa. The teacher soon realizes that Ishaa is unhappy and sets out to discover why. With time, patience and care, he ultimately helps Ishaa find himself.

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 7 Jan 2010
Format:DVD
Taare Zameen Par is honestly one of the most beautiful films i have ever seen. I have watched this about five times in Hindi. I only know english and didn't understand a word, but the film has such a wonderful meaning, despite the different language the meaning is the same. I am Dyslexic and struggled through school not being regongnised, all i wanted to do like Ishaan was draw, paint and create, and i was fasinated by the colours and things around me. When i look at Ishaan i see myself. It wasn't until an art teacher believed in me that i learnt i wasn't stupid and began to believe in myself. This film has a great meaning to me. I am overjoyed that it is now available to by in uk. I bought it as soon as i knew. An amazing film
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Sarah
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A "must see" film - if you can't cope with subtitles, the dvd gives you the option of seeing it dubbed in English (although I much prefer the Hindi version with English subtitles).

A dreamer of a boy, the son of pushy parents, is failing at school. The first half of the film sees him gradually becoming more and more withdrawn, driven away from the real world by the harsh and ignorant behaviour of the adults around him. Finally, just as you despair for him, the right teacher comes along.

This film is thought-provoking and thought-changing. The central performance by Darsheel is astounding and I have never admired Aamir Khan more, both for his direction in eliciting that performance and for his generosity in throttling back his own performance to ensure that it is the boy and not Aamir who is always at the centre of the film.

This is a film to watch again and again.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, intelligent and deeply touching 19 Dec 2009
By H Raz
Format:DVD
"Taare zameen par" (Stars on Earth) tells the story of a wonderfully imaginative, creative, sweet boy whose undetected dyslexia leaves him suffering the wrath of hostile parents and teachers, leaving him on the brink of complete psychological breakdown. It is only when a sensitive temporary art teacher enters his life that his tormented life is effectively saved. Without giving too much away, this film is made with great depth and sensitivity and it shines a light on an all-too-familiar trait of Indian society (and of others, of course) and challenges the obsession which parents might have of forcing children to a mould of their own making in the obsessive pursuit of "success" while completely ignoring the individual and unique character, abilities and needs of their child. Both heart-wrenching and heart-warming, it is hard to imagine anyone not liking this film - excellent!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Brilliant Film 9 May 2010
By POPs
Format:DVD
What a brilliant film.
I purchased this film for my grandaughter after reading international reviews about the kids in the film.
Now its favourite for the whole family. I have purchased more of the film for my family friends.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing movie any parent should watch. 7 April 2010
Format:DVD
I really loved this movie, This movie shows how a good teacher can change a students life who is suffering from Dyslexia syndrome. I will recommend this movie to any parents who push their children to study what they want rather than what their child particularly wanted to do in their life. Also this movie in English language as well which is huge benefit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A marvelous surprise (with some spoilers) 16 Oct 2011
Format:DVD
There are rules in Bollywood cinema. You must have a gripping love story - this movie hasn't (at least not the usual romance). Kids in a leading role usually don't work. This movie doesn''t care.

The hero is Ishan, a little boy, a dreamer and gifted artist. But he also has a huge problem; he suffers from dyslexia, and no one recognizes it. His parents have no idea why he's unable to properly get through the third grade of primary school. His exercise books are full of red marks, and he's also unable to master mathematics (which probably means that he's suffering from dyscalculia, too), opposite to his brother who's the unrivaled school hero of the family. When Ishan skips an entire school day and makes said brother write a fake excuse, his stern father has enough; he hauls the kid off to a boarding school where the authorities are expected to finally teach him discipline.

Ishan - separated from those he loves and still left alone with his problems - slips into a deep depression. His teachers are about to give up on him when one day an arts teacher takes over for a moved colleague... a fresh breeze in the tight routine of the school. Ram Shankar Nikumbh - said stand-in teacher - is alarmed by Ishan's silence and palpable despair. He takes a thorough look into Ishan's exercise books and immediately feels like looking into a mirror: as a kid, he was dyslexic himself, and of course he decides to help the boy.

The film was produced and directed by Aamir Khan (one of the most impressive actors in India cinema), and he also plays the role of "Nikumbh Sir", the innovative and devoted arts teacher. He is courageous enough to leave the entire first half of "Like Stars On Earth" entirely to the boy who plays Ishan (unbelievably moving and talented: Darsheel Safary).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As far as Disney goes, this is top 4 Jun 2011
Format:DVD
If you have an open mind regarding both education and India, you should very much enjoy this excellent movie. Ending is typical feel good Disney extravaganza, but that is a minor flaw. The main characters have a lot of charisma and the story has substance. 2 and a half hour long, but never boring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Some beautifully moving lines
Published 13 days ago by Elizabeth Brown
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
wonderful
Published 15 days ago by Bridget Folkard
4.0 out of 5 stars They are all stars on earth, and very special
Excellent film very moving . Worth watching if you know or work with children with dyslexia. Enlightening bit of a year jerker
Published 6 months ago by Tessha
5.0 out of 5 stars A heartwarming story of an autistic boy's journey of discovery
Great little film with some remarkable images. Set in India, so rich in colour and with a great insight into Autism and how it is viewed by other people.
Published 6 months ago by purpleskydancer
5.0 out of 5 stars A must watch
If your dyslexic or know a dyslexic this may be an overtly simplified depiction of life when words are a battle, that aside it conveys much of the frustration felt, especially by a... Read more
Published 6 months ago by mrs r f wingate
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you
Brought this for my mum, who loves this type of films. very sweet and got here in plenty of time before Christmas. thank you
Published 7 months ago by kavita sohanta
5.0 out of 5 stars A film that helps many understand
This film has it all and i have two young brothers with learning problems and i was at a special school
Published 8 months ago by Mr. T. D. Mcgready
5.0 out of 5 stars Understand Your Child - You Are Blessed!
Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars On Earth) is a beautiful, moving film about a young creative artist boy who gets sent to boarding school, because his parents don't understand him. Read more
Published 8 months ago by LongPurpleHair
4.0 out of 5 stars worth it
loved the story, my 10yr olds loved it more, they kept singing the teacher's song over and over for a week.. Read more
Published 8 months ago by eleni georgouli
5.0 out of 5 stars Well documented insight into dyslexia
A fantastic insight into dyslexia. Well documented and carefully addressed. My child recognized himself as dyslexic and it has been of invaluable help to deal with his self esteem... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Martina Mascaro Artigues
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