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Like Stars on Earth -- Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate; colours...

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Amole Gupte (dialogue & screenplay)
Amole Gupte (story)
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Release Date:
21 December 2007 (Canada) See more »
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Tagline:
Every Child is Special
Plot:
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be lazy and a trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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14 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Darsheel Safary ... Ishaan Awasthi

Aamir Khan ... Ram Shankar Nikumbh

Tanay Chheda ... Rajan Damodaran
Sachet Engineer ... Yohan Awasthi
Tisca Chopra ... Maya Awasthi

Vipin Sharma ... Nandkishore Awasthi
Lalitha Lajmi ... Herself - Art Mela's Chief Guest
Girija Oak ... Jabeen - Amir's Co-worker (as Girija)
Ravi Khanvilkar ... Mr. Holkar (as Ravi Khanwelkar)
Pratima Kulkarni ... Principal - St. Anthony's School
Meghna Malik ... Victoria Teacher
Sonali Sachdev ... Irene Teacher
Sanjay Dadich ... Maadhoo
Raaj Gopal Iyer ... George Sir
Bugs Bhargava ... Sen Sir
Shankar Sachdev ... Tiwari Sir
M.K. Raina ... Principal - Boarding School
Gurkirtan Chauhan ... Housemaster
Gurdeepak Kaur ... Housemaster's Wife
Alorika Chatterjee ... Science Teacher
Megha Bengali ... Mrs. Karnik
Munireh Guhilot ... Dorm Parent
Girish Kumar Menon ... Rajan's Father
Vivekanandan ... Telephone Operator
Madhav Datt ... Loo Bully
Prashant ... Musician at Mela
Vitthal ... Musician at Mela
Jadav ... Musician at Mela
Ramit Gupta ... Ranjeet
Arnav Valcha ... Kabir Johar
Brihan Lamba ... Arun Poddar
Ricky ... Munoo Patel
Krishn Gopinath ... Satyajit Bhatkar
Ayaan ... Ishaan Awasthi - 10 months
Veer Mohan ... Ishaan Awasthi - 2 yrs.
Aniket Engineer ... Young Yohan Awasthi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Abhishek Bachchan ... Himself
Sanjay Sinha

Directed by
Aamir Khan 
Amole Gupte (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Amole Gupte  dialogue & screenplay
Amole Gupte  story

Produced by
Ajay Bijli .... co-producer
Sanjeev K. Bijli .... co-producer
Aamir Khan .... producer
Sunitha Ram .... line producer
B. Shrinivas Rao .... executive producer
Kiran Rao .... associate producer
Manoj Shroff .... line producer: "Bheja Kum" shooting unit
 
Original Music by
Shankar Mahadevan  (as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy)
Loy Mendonsa  (as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy)
Ehsaan Noorani  (as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy)
 
Cinematography by
Satyajit Pande  (as Setu)
 
Film Editing by
Deepa Bhatia 
 
Production Design by
Shruti Gupte 
 
Art Direction by
Sachin Bhoir (art direction)
 
Costume Design by
Priyanjali Lahiri 
 
Makeup Department
Avan Contractor .... hair
Joginder G. Gupta .... make up (as Joginder Gupta)
Luize Joyce Margaret .... hair dresser
Kamlesh U. Shinde .... assistant makeup artist (as Kamlesh)
Kamlesh U. Shinde .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gopal Bhasin .... assistant production manager
Advait Chandan .... assistant production manager
Sunil Panda .... production manager (As Sunil Panda)
Rama Rao .... unit production manager
Mahesh Tawde .... production manager: "Bheja Kum" shooting unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nazneen Bhatia .... third assistant director
Ram Madhvani .... director (song "Bheja Kum")
Tanmay Mohan .... second assistant director
Sunil Pandey .... first assistant director
Shikha Rahi .... third assistant director
Akshay Roy .... first assistant director: "Bheja Kum" unit
 
Art Department
Aindri Chakraborty .... caricature artist
Sunil Gujar .... graphic designer
Ramakant Kanojia .... graphic designer
Munira Khokhawala .... assistant art director
Veer Nanavati .... assistant art director
Mihir Shah .... graphic designer
Dhananjay Thorat .... graphic designer
Sumit Vashisth .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Ayush Ahuja .... sound effects editor
Tarun Bhandari .... sound recordist
Sanjay Chaturvedi .... second boom operator (as Sanjay Kumar Chaturvedi)
Sanjay Chaturvedi .... sound editor
Royston D'Lima .... sound editor
Subir Kumar Das .... associate rerecording mixer: Anand Recording Studios
Subir Kumar Das .... effects premix engineer: Anand Recording Studios
Anup Dev .... final mixing engineer: Anand Recording Studio
Anup Dev .... sound re-recording mixer
Jayant Haldar .... assistant mix engineer
Nakul Kamte .... sound designer
Ashraf Khan .... boom operator
Krishnanunni N.R. .... adr mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Paresh Acharya .... senior digital intermediate producer: Prime Focus
Vishal Anand .... technical director
Vishal Anand .... technical supervisor: Tata Elxsi VCL
Jayant Attarde .... system support: Tata Elxsi VCL
Abhilash Baby .... visual effects artist
Husseini Barodawalla .... computer graphics lead: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Huseini Barodawala)
Vijay Bharadwaj .... computer graphics artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
Sherry Bharda .... visual effects: Tata Elxsi VCL
Anisha Bhatia .... line producer: Prime Focus
Sean Bhiladvala .... computer graphics artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
Rajib Biswas .... digital intermediate line producer: Prime Focus
Parminder Singh Chadda .... digital intermediate supervisor: Prime Focus
Arup Chakravarty .... recording technician: Prime Focus
Piyush Chaudhary .... assistant fire artist: Prime Focus (as Piyush Chowdhery)
Prince Chaurasia .... assistant line producer: Prime Focus
Das Chinmay .... senior compositor
Kushnum Chinoy .... compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Khushnum Chinoy)
Vinay Singh Chuphal .... flame compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Vinay Chuphal)
Tuhin Kumar Das .... computer graphics artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
Deepal Dass .... compositing lead: Tata Elxsi VCL
Brownil Dcunah .... senior fire artist: Prime Focus (as Brownil D'cunha)
Debo .... visual effects producer: Tata Elxsi VCL
Rohan Desai .... digital intermediate supervisor: Prime Focus
Shaiju Ep .... digital compositor
Nirmal Gala .... project manager: Prime Focus
Rohan Gala .... digital intermediate line producer
Rahul Galwankar .... lead rotoscope artist
Bhaskar Joyoti Goswami .... compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
Kaushik Goswami .... generalist
Ranganath Gowda .... data management: Prime Focus
Neha Gupta .... assistant visual effects producer: Tata Elxsi VCL
Vijay Gupta .... computer graphics artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
Ashirwad Hadkar .... digital intermediate colorist (as Aashirwad Hadkar)
Xavier Joseph .... senior fire artist: Prime Focus
Rohini Joshi .... flame compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Rohini Ajit Joshi)
Rahul Juneja .... assistant fire artist: Prime Focus
T. Kannan .... flame compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
Sridhar Karthik .... compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
John Kennedy .... system support: Tata Elxsi VCL
Sachin Keny .... computer graphics artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
Suhel Khan .... digital compositor
Swapnil Khandagle .... computer graphics artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
Swapnil Khandagle .... senior texture artist (as Swapnil Khandagale)
Pankaj Khandpur .... visual effects: Tata Elxsi VCL
Ashish Kumar .... avid editor: Tata Elxsi VCL
Pranab Lahkar .... compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
Somasundaram Lakshmanan .... roto artist (as Somasundram L.)
Manjunath M.S. .... computer graphics artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
Murali P.R. .... computer graphics artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
Taare Zameen Par .... visual effects artist
Parag Patel .... visual effects artist
Bharat Patil .... compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Bharath Patil)
Nitin Patil .... computer graphics artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
Nirmal Pawar .... computer graphics artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
Prashant Pawar .... character texture painter
Ranjeet Pawar .... scanning technician: Prime Focus (as Ranjit Pawar)
Lennard Pinto .... computer graphics lead: Tata Elxsi VCL
Jagdish Poojari .... offline avid artist: Prime Focus
Santosh Prajapati .... senior fire artist: Prime Focus
Ajay Prakash .... computer graphics artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
Murali Ramachari .... visual effects artist
Sandeep Rane .... assistant fire artist: Prime Focus
Kunal Rasal .... assistant visual effects producer: Tata Elxsi VCL
Gopal Ray .... senior fire artist: Prime Focus
Mahesh Reddy .... data management: Prime Focus
Shaikh Rizwan .... compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Rizwan Shaikh)
Chandrachur Roy .... motion graphics: Prime Focus
S. Satyanath .... computer graphics artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
Vishwas Savanur .... compositing lead: Tata Elxsi VCL
Nilesh Sawant .... computer graphics artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
B. Selvamuthukumarswamy .... compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
Piku Shahani .... post-production supervisor: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Piku Sahani)
Shabuddin N. Shaikh .... scanning technician: Prime Focus (as Shahbuddin N. Shaikh)
Manish Sharma .... flame compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
Ritesh Shetty .... digital intermediate line producer: Prime Focus
Rajesh Shrivastava .... offline avid artist: Prime Focus
Krishna Suvarna .... offline avid artist: Prime Focus
Yatin Tamhane .... Senior Digital Compositor (visual effects)
Abu Thahir .... digital compositor
Prashant Thakur .... compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
Varun Tikekar .... data management: Prime Focus
Swapnil Vaishnav .... assistant fire artist: Prime Focus
Kiran Yadav .... compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
Merchant Zahid .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Ejaz Gulab .... action director (as Mohd. Aejaz Shaikh Gulab)
Abdul Javed .... action director (as Abdul Javed Abdul Karim)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tukaram Agre .... spot boy
Ahmed .... chief grip operator
Maqsood Ali .... gaffer: "Bheja Kum" Shooting Unit
Maddineni Ramesh Babu .... camera attendant: S.35 camera (as M. Ramesh Babu)
Ramesh Bhonsle .... first assistant cameraman: second unit
Malini Dasari .... additional cameraperson
Navin Gadkari .... jib operator (as Navin Gagdari)
Anirudh Garbyal .... additional cameraperson
Anirudh Garbyal .... cameraman: end titles
Anirudh Garbyal .... first assistant camera
Piyush Ghosh .... jib operator
Gopinath .... first assistant cameraman: "Bheja Kum" Shooting Unit (as V. Gopinath)
Kusha Gowda .... spot boy
Lava Gowda .... spot boy
Imran .... grip
Nizam Khan .... grip (as Nizzam)
Manoj Kumar Khatoi .... camera operator
V. Murli Krishna .... camera attendant: S.35 camera (as V. Murali Krishna)
Kumar C. Dev Mohapatra .... jib operator
Prakash Mohapatra .... jib operator
Somak Mukherjee .... additional cameraperson
Prakash .... grip
Ramana .... crane operator (as S.V. Ramanna)
J. Lakshmana Rao .... second assistant cameraman: "Bheja Kum" Shooting Unit
Nitin Rao .... steadicam operator
Rikky .... grip
Ramesh Sadrani .... gaffer
Niranjan Sahu .... spot boy
Jignesh Shah .... second assistant cameraman & focus puller: second unit
Piyush Shah .... director of photography: second unit
Tukaram Talar .... spot boy
Virendra Tiwari .... focus puller
Gargey Trivedi .... additional cameraperson
P.S. Vinod .... director of photography: "Bheja Kum" Shooting Unit
Kumar Prasad Yadav .... spot boy
Tarun Prasad Yadav .... spot boy
 
Animation Department
Arvind Chudasama .... model maker: title animation 'claymation'
Chandni Chudasama .... inbetween artist: "3 X 9 = 3" animation sequence
Chandni Chudasama .... scanning ink and paint: "3 X 9 = 3" animation sequence
Sunil Dhavgade .... inbetween artist: "3 X 9 = 3" animation sequence
Harshad Godbole .... model maker: title animation 'claymation'
Vasanth Kumar .... inbetween artist: "3 X 9 = 3" animation sequence
Vasanth Kumar .... scanning ink and paint: "3 X 9 = 3" animation sequence
Vaibhav Kumaresh .... animation sequence: '3x9=3' animation sequence
Siddharth Maskeri .... additional 3d animation: "3 X 9 = 3" animation sequence
Vishal Mhala .... model maker: title animation 'claymation'
Ravindra Pote .... inbetween artist: "3 X 9 = 3" animation sequence
Sunil Pote .... inbetween artist: "3 X 9 = 3" animation sequence
Vishal Pote .... inbetween artist: "3 X 9 = 3" animation sequence
Mahboob Raja .... inbetween artist: "3 X 9 = 3" animation sequence
Mahboob Raja .... scanning ink and paint: "3 X 9 = 3" animation sequence
Satya Prakash Rath .... animation camera and lighting: title animation 'claymation'
Mohamed Sameer A. .... animator (2007)
Jagdish Sutar .... inbetween artist: "3 X 9 = 3" animation sequence
Dhimant Vyas .... title animator: claymation
Rampratap Yadav .... studio assistance: "3 X 9 = 3" animation sequence
Prasanjib Nag .... animator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Varun Kapoor .... wardrobe assistant
K.S. Kashinath .... dressman
Mohd. Shahab .... dressman
 
Editorial Department
Rohan Desai .... digital intermediate supervisor
Pallavi Singhal .... associate editor: AVID
Joginder Singh Varna .... promo on-line editor
 
Music Department
Vishal Dadlani .... playback singer
Subir Kumar Das .... music pre-mix engineer
Amole Gupte .... playback singer
Prasoon Joshi .... lyrics
Aamir Khan .... playback singer
Ravi Khanvilkar .... playback singer
Ram Madhvani .... playback singer
Shankar Mahadevan .... playback singer
Loy Mendonsa .... playback singer
Kiran Rao .... playback singer
Adnan Sami .... playback singer
Shaan .... playback singer
 
Other crew
Nabeel Abbas .... marketing and promotions
Ritu Bhatia .... assistant: director
Ritu Bhatia .... director's assistant
Shiamak Davar .... choreographer: "Bum Bum Bole" & "Tulips Concert"
Ananya Dutt .... director's assistant: "Bheja Kum" Shooting Unit
Vijay Ganguly .... chief assistant choreographer
Sukanya Ghosh .... publicity design
Amole Gupte .... creative director
Amole Gupte .... painter: Ishaan's other paintings & Ishaan's wall
Saroj Khan .... choreographer: "Jame Raho"
Hassan Kutty .... script supervisor & continuity
Samir Mondal .... painter: Ishaan and Nikumbh's final paintings
Veer Nanavati .... painter: Ishaan's wall & Ishaan's flip book
Sunil Pandey .... documentary footage for end titles
Ashish Saksena .... Executive Producer for PVR
Ranjan Singh .... marketing team
Gaurav Verma .... Head Of Distribution
 
Thanks
P.S. Bharathi .... sincere thanks
Kate Currawalla .... sincere thanks
Shiamak Davar .... sincere thanks
Lalitha Lajmi .... sincere thanks
Medha Lotlikar .... sincere thanks
Ram Madhvani .... sincere thanks
Samir Mondal .... sincere thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Taare Zameen Par" - India (original title)
"T.Z.P." - India (English title) (informal short title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic material, brief violence and language
Runtime:
165 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Deepa Bhatia stated in an interview with The Hindu that her original inspiration was not dyslexia but rather the childhood of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, who performed poorly in school. Her goal was thus to explore the story of "a child who did not fit into the school stream." She referenced a specific moment in Kurosawa's biography where he began to excel after meeting an attentive art teacher, and noted that this scene "became the inspiration for how a teacher could transform the life of a student."See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Rajan and Ishaan are talking in the corridors, Rajan says he lives in the staff quarters as opposed to in the normal student dorm. Later on, Ram asks Rajan where Ishaan is, and Rajan says he saw him leave the student dorm early. If Rajan lived in the staff quarters, he wouldn't know this.See more »
Quotes:
Ram Shankar Nikumbh:lf you fancy racing, breed racehorses, dammit, not children.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam (2015)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bheja KamSee more »

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80 out of 96 people found the following review useful.
A great inspiring movie for all, Every child is special, 27 December 2007
Author: mukesh kumar from India

Although Bollywood releases 100s of movies every year but few of them has really left a mark on the audience for a long time. I am pretty much sure that this movie has done an excellent job for all those people who are creative but not good in academics. Many people think things differently but in India like country where competition begins at the age of 4 they are just a dumb in the society.

Amir khan has done a very good job on both sides on the screen and off the screen besides he doesn't appear too often on the screen but Darsheel Safary steals the whole movie show.What a nice performance by a 8-9 year old child you are really gonna love this child. The movie brings our sweet childhood memories back.Its a mix of emotion, laugh and cry. We can imagine how we exploit children because they are not like us or they are not able to do what their parents want them to do.

At the start, movie shows that how a little child(Darsheel Safary) is forced to do what he can't understand. He gets lowest marks in the class and he has failed once in class three.Sometimes he bunk the class and most of the time he has been out of the class because he don't understand how to turn a page number of the book or while reading letters dance so he can't read. After fear of being thrown him out of the school his parents put him in a boarding school.They think he is lazy and notorious.But in boarding school situation gets worse until a drawing teacher(Amir khan) gets an appointment as a temporary teacher. After that Amir teaches him in different way and ultimately he gets the success.

In this movie director has taken two child one who always gets first and who is punctual for his work and other one is Darsheel Safary who is not good in academics because he can't understand letters and can't memorize too much things at a time. This movie is a motivation for all kind of child and their parents. Everyone should must watch this movie at least once. If you are too emotional then u may cry with Amir khan.

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