Sunday, December 14, 2008

Now Showing - Taare Zameen Par

People who know me in and out might be surprised to see me talking of movies. Well, I am not actually interested in the motion pictures, and the ‘craze’ associated with them is beyond me. But having seen this one movie n number of times, my opinion of movies has definitely seen a change. TZP is lot beyond just shooting, stating, singing, dancing, laughing, crying, drama, forcing fake emotions on people, celebrity fever or having multiple big names.

It is about understanding and making others understand, beyond the barriers of language. I recommended it to one non-Hindi speaking friend and she couldn’t find a version with captions and yet, understood the movie. There can possibly be no-one who hasn’t identified with any part, despite it having a complex theme [which is relevant among people of all age groups].

The beauty of colours,
The fact that every-one has something special,
Simple, relevant, elegantly carved dialogues,
And the inexplicable serene calm when you find that one person who understands you..

The Music is another ultimate stroke of brilliance.
When Kholo Kholo is a masterpiece; there is no one who can resist tears during ma,
Then there is Jame Raho’s panic and the title track’s splendor,
Mera Jahan is everyone’s dream song; Ishaan’s theme and the background scores just add to the radiance of the entire act.

With all of this, the ultra-sexy animations are just ‘wow’; they make you wonder about the scope of creative aptitude.

I know I am a little too late for a typical ‘review’, but I had to write on my appreciation for the script writer, director, actors and other crew. Just because this film has made me realize that movie-making is definitely not a kid’s job. I am currently watching its first television premier on Zee TV and I had watched it in its 1st week when my brother came down to India last time. Thus, extra added memories and more emotions attached to it.

Everyone has an Inu hidden in them. That’s what makes them relate to the concept.

Ending with one of the many dialogues that leave a mark on your minds,

ख्याल करना…बहुत ज़रूरी है Mr. Awasthi. इसमें इलाज की शक्ति हैं..एक मरहम हैं जिससे दर्द मिटता है..बच्चे को तस्सली हो जाती हें की कोई उसका ख्याल करता हें..एक आद झप्पी..प्यार भरी पप्पी..यह दिखने को की, 'मैं ख्याल करता हूँ…बेटा मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हूँ…अगर कोई फिकर हो तो मेरे पास आयो..क्या हुआ जो तुम फिसले, कोई गलती हुई तो मैं हूँ ना'…यह दिलासा…ख्याल करना… ख्याल करना इस्सी को कहते हैं ना Mr Awasthi? बहुत अच्चा लगा ये जानके के आप Ishaan का ख्याल रखते है.


Rushabhh Gandhi said...

I am lovin it too!!!
And the direction of 'Mera Jahaan' is simply Awesome...!!!! :)
I have this kind of repeated watchs of Rang De Basanti... The Dvd is still in my player.. I put it when i the dvds of rdb where launched.... :P

divinediu said...

How about 'meri maa'?
I liked that song a lot.

Colours are yum in the movie.

Saawariya was a Blue film.



उन्मुक्त said...

अरे वाह, आप तो हिन्दी में भी लिख लेते हैं। हिन्दी फिल्म की बाते हिन्दी में ही क्यों नहीं करते।

CяŷştąŁ said...

Wooopiee..I love TZP as well..

You've heard iska gaana "A litttle sweet..." vala..
I love that as well!!


Trinaa said...

i love TZP..not only because its one hell of a movie but because i can somehow relate to the my parents arent such monsters..infact not at all..but i cant say d same abt d teachers i've had..esp my maths teachers..made me feel like a zombie every goddamn class :(

Express said...

@ Rushabhh
:-) Welcome to my blog. :-)
Yes, I absolutely agree. Mera Jahan is like the most beatifully shot song ever. :-)
RDB's good, I was moved after watching it; but Im sorry to say, I could'nt find it do-able.

My fav scene from mera Jahan is the place where that drop of paint falls on his face...
its so much typical mumbai! Maybe thats why I love it soo much..
*I love my city :-|*

Thanks for the visit.

@ Diu
Ma, yea, I mentioned that :-)
and LOL at saawariya :-D :-D

I knw someone who saw it 1st day 1st show and forcefully took 21 people along who hit him blue and black after the movie offcially ended :-D

I sympathies to every1 who lost their money :-D

Express said...

@ Unmukt
Because typing in hindi is a pain in the wrong place :-|

I am a writer, english is my medium.

Aisa nahi hai ki mujhe hindi mein vartalaap karne mein kathinta hoti hai, naa-hi main ye keh rahi hu ki hindi mein baat karna kisi bhi prakaar-ki khaami se juda hai; Bas aisa hai ki angrezi mein review padhne ki adat si ho gayi hai.

Mere blog par aane ka dhanyawaad janati hu aur hindi bhasha ko jeevit rakhne ke prayatn ki sarhana karti hu.

@ Crystal
yea, thats mera jahaan only :-)
My fav lines are:
bachpan k dinn char
naa ayenge baar baar
ji-le ji-le mere yaar
jeb khaali toh udhar
ji zindagi :-)


Express said...

@ Trinaa
haha! thats not the teachers, thats a problem with the subject!

Math IS alien subject.
It was sent 2 earth to make us earth dwellers crazy so that the extra-terestrials could attack us any-day.. They are successful, the virus has spread, now all we await for is the disaster... :-S

and as I said in the post,
Everyone has a Inu hidden in them :-)

उन्मुक्त said...

मैं आपको ई-मेल कर यह बात बताना चाह रहा था पर आपका ई-मेल उपलब्ध न होने के कारण टिप्पणी कर रहा हूं। आप चाहें तो इसे न प्रकाशित करें।

हिन्दी में टाइप करना बहुत आसान है। लगता है कि आपको इसके बारे ठीक की बोर्ड नहीं मिला। मैं लिनेक्स में काम करता हूं। इसमें कोई मुश्किल नहीं है।

विंडोज़ पर हिन्दी में टाईप करने के लिये सबसे अच्छा प्रोग्राम कैफे हिन्दी है। इसे आप ब्लोगवाणी से यहां पर चटका लगा कर डाउनलोड कर सकती हैं। यह फ्रीवेयर है। इसे हिन्दी को बढ़ावा देने के लिये बनाया गया है।

कैफे हिन्दी में कई कीबोर्ड हैं पर अंग्रेजी टाइप जानने वालों के लिये Phonetic की बोर्ड सबसे अच्छा है। यह अंग्रजी कीबोर्ड के हिसाब से चलता है।

कैफे हिन्दी में आप ऑफलाइन टाइप कर सकती हैं और बाद में चिट्ठी पोस्ट कर सकती है। इसे एक बार अज़मा के देखें।

मेरा ई-मेल यह है। यदि आपको कोई मुश्किल होती है तो मैं आपकी सहायता कर सकता हूं।

Rajesh said...

Meri maaa song is jussst tooo good..

And ur review is not JUST late but VERY VERY LATE :) :)

For the 1st time i c in contemporary, an innovative and a true film-making after some of Kamal Haasan's best

Arv said...

Never saw this... may get to see it someday... take care... cheers...

Arunima said...

Hey got here thru Aayu's blog.
TZP is a wonderful movie & Darsheel's acting is commendable.

U r right...v all have that Inu within us.

Urv said...

Super movie indeed.. People like Aamir and Farhan truly leave me in awe with their talent yaar..

Trinaa said...

u have been awarded :))

Anurag said...

well yeah tzp iis a special film ...little doubt :|

Express said...

@ Unmukt
ok, thanks.
Par baat ye hai ki main angerzi mein likhi hu. ek aad kavitae hindi mein ki hai, par utna hi.

Uss software ke baare mein jaankari denaka shukriya.

@ Rajesh
:P Yea, I knw Im late by abt a year :P but no harm, I wrote wht I wanted to :)

and elaborate some-more abt the kamal hasan thing no? Ive no clue abt movies re..

Express said...

@ Arv
yea, u shud. Taare Zameen par is one of its kind.
Plus the music makes it so much better an experience

@ Arunima
welcome to my page
and yea, glad that u cud relate.

Express said...

@ Urv
Farhan? akhtar? u saying so 4 lakshya or rock on?

well, aamir is exceptionally talented. no doubt.

@ Trinaa
Thanku hai ji
*Showers her with kisses!*
I spoke wid u! yayyy!!
:) :) :)

Express said...

@ Anurag

Anonymous said...

I love the film.
Especially the 'Taare Zameen Par' song where the parents watch their children perform. Aamir Khan is just an actor who may never meet those kids again but the looks on the parents' faces are priceless! They're brimming with pride, THAT brought tears to my eyes.
Sure Ishaan Awasthis's parents didn't understand him but those mentally challenged children had parents who stodd behind them and were SO proud of what they did!

Express said...

@ Ki
Yeah, I so agree with that.

I toh cried through half the movie... Imagine my bro comes down 2 india 2 days ago...and there he is coming outta the threatre with all soggy t-shirt :P

Urv said...

Me saying for DCH, Lakshya, Rock on.. Now awaiting Luck by Chance :)

Express said...

@ Urv
Haa, DCH is kickass sexy! I love all the characters man! and Lakshya is one of my all time favs, hmm.. Rock on, okay. Nice attempt, but songs took that movie through that hit-flop barricade u knw..

Lucky by chance?
Howcome Ive no idea abt whats up in the movie world?
thats coz
Im hardly ever intrested :D

P.S. Lissen, leave back ur gmail id man.. U r the only person on my blog-roll whos been thr since gowd knws when n I don't have ur contacts! :(

Urv said...

Same with me for Lakshya.. Hrithik was fab in it.. I too was not so ga-ga over Rock on but I was damn impressed by Farhan's acting-singing..

Luck by Chance is a movie starring Farhan n Konkana.. also has Hrithik.. :)

I actually want Farhan to direct a movie and have Hrithik, Aamir and Abhishek act in it.. :D

//U r the only person on my blog-roll whos been thr since gowd knws when n I don't have ur contacts!

Hahaha :) here's the id: urvbhatt(at the rate)gmail(dot)com

Express said...

@ Urv
oh, I learnt something new.. :P
u r funnnn!!! :P

Hritik aamir n abhishek? kuch zyada hi ni maang liya? hritik n abhishek? okay dhoom2 thanku, but why have abhishek in any movie at all ? :P

divinediu said...

Invite me to read your other blog. NOW.

Express said...

@ Diu
sorry. No1 gets thr. Not even people I write about.

I know, u understand, so..

divinediu said...

yes I do.

Don't blame me for giving it a shot, though. :D

Express said...

@ Diu
aree its nothing. Just random rambling :P
and I deleted most of the stuff that was there. Whenever Im outta my head, I type there like a mad bitch and feel all good. and then when Im outta it, thats all deleted :D :D :D

Alok said...

That's what this movie is.

Though it didn't touch me emotionally as much as it did others, I loved it because the movie is all about reality but feels so magical...

And yes, of course, kudos to Aamir Khan (who is selling out these days), and Amol Gupte (the one who came up with the concept, having kept it inside him for 2 years)

Express said...

@ Alok
lol. I know u love the movie, uve told me so many times now..

I want comments on the review

Alok said...

But... isn't this more of an opinion than a review?

Express said...

@ Alok
haan okay, u won.

and because i knew that this had nothing in it like a typical review, this didnt find its way to the collg magazine :D

The Seeker said...

Me too not much a movie watcher! kind of cynical about the mainstream Indian Movies... I would rather suggest you to watch World Movies,,, They which speak about the Human-life,, Slow-paced, they cross all the barriers and reveal the bare truth of human life, even a few bengali, malayam movies are really good, they talk about the social Stigmas...

Coming to TZP, havent watched the movies, read a lot about it, one of my friends is working on it! its a good attempt! but the other thing was,,

A lot of atention was given to the theme of the movie later.. It is kind of depressing to know that it took a TZP for parents n society to understand kids better,
Don't we all complicate the life of kids...???

Express said...

@ The Seeker
now now, that has always been the case..
a border comes and we pay homage 2 our soldiers
a RDB comes and we want 2 be a rebel..
It is sad, but blaming TZP is not the thing. Rather, its the credit of the movie that it cud drive attention towards the weak points of the society.

and im not a movie buff tooo!!!
but TZP is a must watch!