I loved TZP. I make promos for a news channel and am currently
working on a promo for a kids' show. I find it extremely
difficult to work with. Not because I don't like kids or they
irritate me. In fact i adore them. Just that I can't seem to
handle them. Sometimes I can't get through to them. Its amazing
how you have managed to work with a kid and extract such a
sensitive performance. Ishan Awasthi isn't a precocious child,
like in most bollywood films and thats what I liked about his
Posted on May,18,2008 at 04:14 AM
i just loved to see that a man of your honour is coming down to
this level and interacting with people so openly and
heartily....never did i expect that i wuld b writing to an actor
or a big personality like u ....i guess this experience wil help
u and u wuld b able to deliver what people want....
thanx sir...its late night....i guess i'm in dreams...
hoping to get a reply from AAMIR KHAN...he he...
Posted on May,17,2008 at 09:07 PM
u r a gr8 actor and a very sensitive human being.all i dont
admire about u z dat u r always ready to critisize others dat too
wen u knw u r not perfect.u badmouth about shahrukh who never
says anything to u.he z d greatest actor of bollywood n a self
made man n u dnt hav any right to speak nything wrong about him
Posted on May,17,2008 at 08:52 AM
Posted on May,15,2008 at 12:46 PM
Having said all that, I still believe it was one last years best
films and it has an earnest and honest message at heart and I
totally love that.
I can't wait for your next film and I think you're directorial
debut (that came a little out of the blue) more than proves that
you have what it takes to really push Indian cinema forward not
just as an actor and a producer but a filmmaker as well.
All the best to you for you future projects.
PS - I don't know if you'll read this comment under a post dated
December 21st, 2007 so I'm posting it under the latest post as
well. You can always email me at email@example.com if you
would like to respond to my comment. Cheers.
Posted on May,15,2008 at 12:45 PM
But, when the interval came, something changed. Please do not
take this as an attack on you personally, but as a subjective
critique on the film itself. Your appearance in the middle of the
film kind of drove me away from what I wanted to see more of -
Ram Shankar's entrance was a bit bombastic and it kind of went
against the tone that the film had established (at least for me).
The second half of the film seemed to focus more on Ram Shankar
and spiraled a little into the sentimentality that drove me off
in the trailer. The candid, quirky, intelligent humour of the
first half was forsaken for a weepy resolution.
Don't get me wrong - a lot people I know loved it. It just didn't
gel with my tastes. Perhaps the fact that you had to manage both
directing and acting at the same time took a bit away from the
movie. I cannot really comment on this as I'm not aware of the
circumstances of the production.
Posted on May,15,2008 at 12:44 PM
So I went and saw it and from the very beginning, my skepticism
melted away. The underplayed direction couple with some
exaggerated sequences and animation by Vaibhavji and Dhimantji
(I've had the pleasure of working with both of them during a few
courses) - all of these things and more made me immediately get
into the story immediately.
What stood out was Darsheel's very mature acting and the subtle
direction. My favorite scene in the whole movie was the one where
he's sent out of the class and instead of cutting fast and
furiously, you let the moment play out and we get an insight into
what might be considered a meaningless scene, but is actually one
of the strongest that I've seen in Indian cinema in a long time.
I was totally committed to this little boy who'd won me over...
Posted on May,15,2008 at 12:42 PM
Let me introduce myself - I am a 21-year-old animation student at
NID in Ahmedabad. I'm interested in storytelling and filmmaking.
I'm a bit late coming to this blog but I thought that this would
be a good place to start.
First and foremost, I'm not a big fan of mainstream bollywood
films, but I have been interested in the more off-beat work of
people like you, Ashutosh Gowariker and Farhan Akhtar.
When I first saw the trailer for "Taare Zameen Par", I have to
say that I found it a bit vague and deliberately
sentimental/nostalgic and that kind of put me off.
But my parents and my 10 year-old brother went and saw the film
and said they absolutely loved it (they are not regular
Posted on May,15,2008 at 11:40 AM
I cannot put in words what TZP means to us. I have watched the
songs, probably a good 200 times or more, and you will be
surprised to know the reasons for it. My 18 month old son, likes
"bum bum", and "kholo kholo". Bum-Bum is at 8 in the morning,
"pain-tt-ing" is at 10 pm in the night, which means "kholo
kholo".. This is the only time in the day, when he is not active
:), intently listening and seeing it on youtube.
Thanks for TZP. I admire the risk you took while making a movie
like this, and on top of it, doing it in a way which cannot be
Posted on May,15,2008 at 11:29 AM
hey aamir.....how r u......i have been regularly reading ur
posts.....each one is just amazing and it feels really nice to
read the stuff that's written in such a twiky way......I am
Priyanka from Kanpur (U.P).....I m working with Radio
Mirchi.....and i really wish to interview u in person some
day.....I visit the blog but i've never had the opportunity to
chat with u....kindly lemme know when r u online.....and i must
say this bid of urs to build interactivity with ur fans is worth
applauds......and i know by now u would have received loads of
messages praising ur work in TZP but i couldn't stop myself from
writing that this has been one of the best films that I've seen
so far....bye.....regards priyanka.......revert awaited