Sad but true, children are the most neglected audience in the country.
Besides acting as catalysts or introducing cuteness factor to a story, not too many films revolve around their highs and lows or fear and fun.
And that's why Aamir Khan's directorial debut is all the more reason to look forward to.
Taare Zameen Par follows the dreams and disillusionment of a imaginative eight-year-old after he's sent to a boarding school much against his wishes. Like the perfectionist Khan sums up, 'Taare Zameen Par is a film about children, not a children's film.'
rediff.com takes a look at Bollywood's previous attempts at the same:
Nominated for the prestigious Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film
Festival, Boot Polish chronicles the plight of a sibling duo, Belu
(Baby Naaz) and Bhola (Ratan Kumar), struggling to make ends meet
after their mother dies. The heartfelt portrayal of the kids, in this
Raj Kapoor production, tugged at the heartstrings prompting the late
showman to make another film about kids, Ab Dilli Door Nahin.
Text: Sukanya Verma
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