Like Stars on Earth
Like Stars on Earth (2007)

A young boy prone to colorful flights of fancy finds his hyperactive imagination may serve a greater purpose after being sent away to boarding school by his frustrated parents. Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old boy who dedicates more time… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 21, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 12, 2010
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gautaman Bhaskaran
Hollywood Reporter

Acting honors clearly belong to Safary, who is brilliant.

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Manish Gajjar
BBC.com

On the whole, Taare Zameen Par touches your heart and moves you deeply with its sterling performances.

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Sarah-Jane Lamont
FILMINK (Australia)

Although a little long at 165 minutes, the importance of the subject matter justifies a well-developed resolution and the pulsating musical numbers also work to break up the dramatic tension.

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Derek Elley
Variety

So resolutely caring -- and devoid of real drama and interesting characters -- that it should have "approved by the Dyslexia Assn." stamped on the posters.

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Jaspreet Pandohar
BBC.com

An inspirational story that is as emotive as it is entertaining.

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Raam Tarat
Future Movies UK

As is usual for Khan, this movie also has a message -- not just entertaining us, but enlightening us too.

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Khalid Mohamed
Hindustan Times

Above all, the amazingly confident child actor Darsheel Safary is the li'l big champion here.

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R. Paul Dhillon
Georgia Straight

Bollywood's attempts at making socially relevant films usually end up preachy, but superstar-actor-turned-first-time-director Khan hits the bull's-eye with this minimalist story of a boy struggling with dyslexia.

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

Yes, this is a musical about overcoming dyslexia, but it's also about nurturing creativity and the pressure that the culture of success has put on children...

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Flixster Audience Score: 96% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
An extraordinary and magical film that should open the eyes of more and more people to a serious developmental disorder and the pain caused to many children who… More
Lanning : )
My favorite Bollywood movie is <i>Lagaan: Once upon a Time in India.</i> It's probably no coincidence that Aamir Khan also stars in that one.… More
Cynthia S.
LIKE STARS ON EARTH: I remembered one reviewer stating they had tears of joy from this movie. They were right on... this is a beautiful film. There were a… More
familiar stranger
Nice directorial debut, hats off to Aamir for this. Its quite a job to make this kind of movie in Bollywood without involving any unnecessary romantic tracks,… More
Pedro Holanda
Touching, Amazing, Extraordinary By far the best Indian movie i have ever seen, A real cinematographic picture, something so heart warming that it will take… More
Dannielle Albert
This movie was unbearably long and had a lot of parts that were way too drawn out but it was very cute, unique, funny, and had a joyfully tearful ending. (My… More