Directed by Aamir Khan, Taare Zameen Par is a story about a child that instantly hits every adult and child alike. The movie is simple and inspiring portraying the adults as the victims of ignorance. Released in 2007, the film was produced by Aamir Khan Productions with Aamir Khan and Darsheel Safary playing the lead roles. This promising flick won several awards on national and international level. The story revolves around a young boy who suffers a lot until a teacher identifies his problem as dyslexia. On the event of Children's Day, this movie will largely serve as a learning lesson for kids, parents and teachers alike. Surely a not-to-miss flick! In case you are now looking for the plot and summary of Taare Zameen Par, go through the following lines.
Taare Zameen Par Story
Ishaan Nandkishore Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) is an eight-year old boy who hates school and studies. He fails miserably in his tests and exams and just cannot get anything right in his class. To make matters worse, he lacks motor coordination skills and cannot even catch a ball coming from a distance. Alternatively, he is more interested in things like colors, fish, dogs and kites that are of least concern to adults. Home has nothing better to offer. Parents keep taunting him about his inability rather than helping him. Brother Yohaan (Sachet Engineer) is a scholar and athlete, a fact that Ishaan is constantly reminded of.
Humiliated and frustrated, Ishaan bunks schools for getting low grades and keeps them to himself. On discovering this, his parents decide to send him to a boarding school on the context of getting disciplined. Boarding school does nothing better to help Ishaan. Therein, he is befriended by one of the best students in the class, Rajan Damodran (Tanay Chheda). This leads Ishaan into a state of fear and depression, adding to the already traumatized separation. The movie now takes a twist with the entry of new temporary art teacher Ram Shankar Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) at the boarding school.
Nikumbh Sir breaks the rules of "how things are done" to allow students to learn with joy and optimism. His technique of teaching students using thoughts, dreams and imaginations becomes successful with all students, except Ishaan. Nikumbh notices Ishaan is unhappy and decides to discover the reason. He reviews all past works of Ishaan and concludes all failures to be reflective of dyslexia. Nikumbh even meets Ishaan's parents and informs them that Ishaan is a bright child different from other students in the class. Back in class, Nikumbh highlights the topic of dyslexia in class and mentions some famous people who were dyslexic, such as Albert Einstein, Leonardo Di Vinci, Walt Disney, Agatha Christie, Thomas Edison, Pablo Picasso and actor Abhishek Bachchan.
With the permission of school principal (M.K. Raina), Nikumbh sets to tutor Ishaan. Using specific methods and techniques, Ishaan starts developing interest in language and mathematical skills. Eventually, grades start to improve. An art fair is organized for students and teachers alike by Nikumbh at the end of the year. As expected, Ishaan wins the contest while his teacher, Nikumbh is declared the runner-up. Ishaan's parents are surprised at the drastic improvement in their child's grades and realize their shortcomings.