Taare Zameen Par Movie Poster

Taare Zameen Par

December 21, 2007
2hr 45min
Status: released

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Taare Zameen Par Movie Details:

Country India
Language Hindi
GenreFamily Drama
Release date21 December 2007
Running time2hr 44min
StarringDarsheel Safary
Aamir Khan
Tisca Chopra
Vipin Sharma
Tanay Chheda
Directed by Aamir Khan
Written byAmole Gupte
Produced byAamir Khan
Cinematography by Satyajit Pande (Setu)
Edited by Deepa Bhatia
Music byShankar–Ehsaan–Loy
Production CompanyAamir Khan Productions
PVR Pictures
Distributor PVR Pictures

Taare Zameen Par Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Darsheel Safary as Ishaan Nandkishore Awasthi (Inu): Maya & Nandkishore’s son
    • Veer Mohan as Little Ishaan
  • Aamir Khan as Ram Shankar Nikumbh: An art teacher at New Era High School and Inu’s tutor, tuition teacher
  • Tisca Chopra as Maya Awasthi: Ishaan and Yohaan’s mother
  • Vipin Sharma as Nandkishore Awasthi, Ishaan and Yohaan’s father
  • Tanay Chheda as Rajan Damodran, Inu’s best friend and classmate at boarding school
  • Sachet Engineer as Yohaan Nandkishore Awasthi: Inu’s brother
    • Aniket Engineer as Junior Yohaan
  • Ramit Gupta as Ranjeet
  • Girija Oak as Jabeen Khan: Nikumbh’s co-worker
  • Bugs Bhargava and Shankar Sachdev as Sen Sir and Tiwari Sir, Two teachers at New Era High School
  • M. K. Raina as Principal – Boarding school: The head of New Era High School
  • Pratima Kulkarni as Principal – St. Anthony’s School
  • Meghna Malik as Victoria Teacher: Class and math teacher of Ishaan’s former school, St. Anthony’s School
  • Sonali Sachdev as Irene Teacher: An English teacher at Ishaan’s former school, St. Anthony’s School
  • Lalita Lajmi as herself (cameo appearance)


It explores the life and imagination of Ishaan (Safary), an artistically gifted 9-year-old boy whose poor academic performance leads his parents to send him to a boarding school, where a new art teacher Nikumbh (Khan) suspects that he is dyslexic and helps him to overcome his reading disorder.

Taare Zameen Par Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget₹12 crore
Worldwide Collection₹107 crore (US$25.88 million)

About Taare Zameen Par Movie:

Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth in English) Hindi drama film produced and directed by Aamir Khan. It stars Khan himself, with Darsheel Safary, Tanay Chheda, Vipin Sharma and Tisca Chopra.

Creative director and writer Amole Gupte developed the idea with his wife Deepa Bhatia, who was the film’s editor. Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy composed the score, and Prasoon Joshi wrote the lyrics for many of the songs.

Principal photography took place in Mumbai, and in Panchgani’s New Era High School, where some of the school’s students participated in the filming.

When filming part of the montage that details Ishaan’s tutoring by Nikumbh, Khan immediately decided it would be the “key art of the film”. He noted that “this one shot tells you the entire story”, and used it for the poster.

Taare Zameen Par was released worldwide on 14 December 2007, although countries such as Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Fiji opened it on 20 December. It debuted in India with 425 prints, although revenue-sharing issues between the film’s distributors and theatre owners caused some slight delays.

UTV Home Entertainment released the film on DVD in India on 25 July 2008. It was launched at Darsheel Safary’s school, Green Lawns High School, in Mumbai. Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma, Sachet Engineer, and the rest of the cast and crew were present. In his speech, Khan stated, “Darsheel is a very happy child, full of life and vibrant. I am sure it’s because of the way his parents and teachers have treated him. I must say Darsheel’s principal Mrs. Bajaj has been extremely supportive and encouraging. The true test of any school is how happy the kids are and by the looks of it, the children here seem really happy.”

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, whose parent company previously acquired 33 percent of UTV Software Communications, bought the DVD rights for distribution in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia for ₹70 million (US$880,000). This marked “the first time an international studio has bought the video rights of an Indian film.” Retitling it Like Stars on Earth, Disney released the film in Region 2 on 26 October 2009, in Region 1 on 12 January 2010, and in Region 4 on 29 March 2010. A three-disc set, the Disney version features the original Hindi audio soundtrack with English subtitles or another dubbed in English, as well as bonus material such as audio commentary, deleted scenes, and the musical soundtrack. The film is available on Netflix.

A recipient of several accolades, Taare Zameen Par was India’s official entry at the 81st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film, but did not proceed further. At the 55th National Film Awards, it won 3 awards: Best Film on Family Welfare, Best Lyrics (Prasoon Joshi for “Maa”) and Best Male Playback Singer (Shankar Mahadevan for “Maa”). At the 53rd Filmfare Awards, it received 11 nominations, including Best Actor (Safary), Best Supporting Actor (Aamir Khan) and Best Supporting Actress (Chopra), and won a leading 5 awards, including Best Film, Best Director (Aamir Khan) and Best Lyricist (Joshi for “Maa”).

UTV Home Entertainment released a DVD for Indian audiences in 2008. Disney’s later release of the international edition DVD marked the first purchase of distribution rights for an Indian film by a global company.

According to Amir Khan Taare Zameen Par is a film about children and it is a film which celebrates the abilities of children. Taare Zameen Par is a title which denotes that aspect. It is a title with a very positive feel to it. All the kids are special and wonderful. They are like stars on earth. This particular aspect gave birth to the title.