Ishaan, a student who has dyslexia, cannot seem to get anything right at his boarding school. Soon, a new unconventional art teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh (Amir Khan), helps him discover his hidden potential.

In an adult world where colours, fish and dogs are nowhere near as important as homework, top marks and neatness – Ishaan fights to understand and be appreciated. Constantly embroiled in mischief, his stern father and doting mother despair at his inability to match up to his swotty brother. Facing expulsion, Ishaan is shifted to a boarding school in an attempt to instill some discipline in him. But it is here that his vivid imagination is recognised by art teacher Ram Shankar Nikumbh, who sets about helping Ishaan discover himself.


On the whole, Taare Zameen Par touches your heart and moves you deeply with its sterling performances. An inspirational story that is as emotive as it is entertaining.