Two bits of good news and one bad.   
Jul,25,2008
 

First the good news.

Folks!!! Its finally released! The DVD of TZP is out in the market!

I wanted to be totally sure before I spoke about it on my blog because there were too many false alarms in between. So today we went to Darsheel’s school and Darsheel’s principal Mrs Bajaj was kind enough to do the honors.

The other bit of good news is that Disney has decided to release the DVD in the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Canada. I was very happy to know that they liked the film enough to want to distribute TZP in home entertainment for these 5 countries.

Now for the bad news…… and I know I am going to be slaughtered for this one. Disney has a lead time of at least 3 months. They want to do a mainstream release in these 5 markets. So while the DVD has released in India and outside India as well, in these 5 countries it will be a few more months before it comes out.

Now, before those of you living in these 5 countries kill me, please understand that I have no control over this. The only other option would be to not go ahead with Disney’s offer. But I felt that I would like the mainstream audiences in these places to also have the option of seeing this film. If I’m not mistaken this is probably a first for any Indian film except for Lagaan which was released by Columbia Tristar, but that was more because Sony TV India had originally bought the film. Sawaria which was also Sony I am assuming also got a mainstream release, but that was also produced by Sony. So I think this the first time that an Indian film has been picked up by a major distributor independently for a mainstream release.

More importantly, how many films are made on child care? So I want as many people as possible (no matter which part of the world they live in, including people who are not normally exposed to Indian Cinema) to get the chance to see this particular film.

My sincere apologies to those of you living in these 5 countries, and who have been waiting patiently for the DVD to come out.

I am dying to tell you what all in this DVD pack, but first y’all digest this info. Have worked really hard on this DVD and I sincerely hope y’all find it worth the wait.

Warmth.

 
Posted by Aamir Khan at 11:20 PM
 
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3277. ps_punk
Posted on Sep,20,2008 at 08:44 PM
when will it come in nepal

 
3276. kakalic
Posted on Sep,20,2008 at 09:08 AM
...just kidding :). I loved, loved, loved TZP, and can't wait to
show it at my school...all of that's true...except for the
getting mad part ;). I teach here in the US and dealing with kids
with different disabilities is part of our job. All kids here are
supposed to go to the same public school by law, and no one can
deny them that service. I cried constantly while watching TZP
probably because being an Indian myself I probably felt ashamed
about our school system and the grind so much...and my heart just
broke! I also grew up in a boarding school (not because I was a
"bad" kid, but supposedly it was the best school in all of
India), and missed my mom terribly. The recapitulation of the
memory made my heart ache even more. So, I thank you from the
bottom of my heart for making such a sensitive, heart wrenching,
yet enormously eye opening movie for us all.

 
3275. kakalic
Posted on Sep,20,2008 at 08:57 AM
Oh, come on now! I've been waiting for this DVD for too long
already! I know, I know, it's gonna be worth the wait and
all...but I've told all my American coworkers about this film
(including my principal) and now all of them are wondering where
on earth is this long anticipated film, and it better be out of
this world. Now the pressure's on...me :( !!!

 
3274. 1vijayan1
Posted on Sep,19,2008 at 01:30 PM
Hello Aamir,
I finally found time to log on to your blog. At the outset (it
must become a cliche by now), I must wholeheartedly congratulate
you on the movie Taare Zameen Par. I have always felt that lots
of ills of the present day society is because of sheer lack of
good teachers at school and good parenting. We do not find
teachers who have come into this job for the sheet love of
teaching and spending time with the kids. Most of them are there
because they have no where else to go.
As regards parents, we failed to recognise that we were childeren
once and how we felt when we were age of our children.

Your film has been an eye opener in this regard that it has made
me and those around me to think (really think).

Love you

Vijayan

 
3273. jeetu_bond
Posted on Sep,19,2008 at 01:19 PM
u r very concious about selection of ur stories. how would u
maintain consistency in ur work?

 
3272. shaswta
Posted on Sep,19,2008 at 01:03 AM
TZP is one of the most awsume movies i have ever scene.it should
definitly be amng to 50 best ever movies made on children's
problem.the two scenes especially touching were

the last scene where ishan runs to the arts teacher a sign of
what he had done for the kid with jus actions and no dialogues.

the second best scene was the reaction of ishan after seeing the
potratit made by the art teacher(aamir sir) and their eye to eye
contact.

 
3271. hariesh
Posted on Sep,18,2008 at 02:01 PM
hi aamir i am a very big fan of urs, i have seen the film TZP it
was very good and the boy was really very talented, have a nice
day.

 
3270. sujatag
Posted on Sep,18,2008 at 03:31 AM
Hi Aamir,
I have never missed a single of yourf ilms ever since I watched
QSQT as a young girl back in 1988. But imagine my misfrtune that
I've been stuck in this little English town called Ipswich since
Jan last year, and so have not been able to watch TZP yet !!!
And I can't even get my hands on the DVD !!!
This is the only Aamir Khan movie I haven't seen yet, when I've
been dying to see your first movie as a director ever since it
released so many months back ...
Could it get any worse !!??
Please Aamir, please do something so that we, in the UK, can get
to watch it in the near future.
My 8 yr old niece has told me all about this movie. May God bless
you and may you continue to make many more such movies that touch
the hearts of millions of people around the world across all age
groups.

Love your work ...
Sujata

 
3269. shrishu
Posted on Sep,17,2008 at 05:25 AM
Dear Amir,
I am a Pediatrician and work in Intensive care unit. Saw this
movie long time back and liked it. I make it a point to watch
good main stream cinema and was happy that some one took care to
make such a movie. I think the last movie that highlighted a
child's sentiment was the one in Masoom, else i feel deeply sad
the way kids get potrayed in Hindi cinema- either suffering under
some relative or oversmart, outspoken.
Good to see some fresh subject... the ending still had showers of
a typical hindi cinema but such skrimishes can be forgiven.I
wonder what happened to childrens cinema in india.
Hope to see you support some good children cinema and good hindi
cinema
By the way.... watch the following movieson kids if time permits
as these are my all time favourites:
a. Makdee- .
b. Blue Umbrella
c. Masoom- my eternal fav
d. shwaas- a marathi movie
e.TZP also features

 
3268. sohinee86
Posted on Sep,16,2008 at 12:26 AM
AMIR,where are you?no posts for a long time...too busy?

 
 
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