Awasthi is an eight year old whose world is filled with wonders that
no one else seems to appreciate.
like colours, fish, dogs and kites are just not important in the
world of adults, who are much more interested in homework, marks
Ishaan just cannot seem to get anything right in class.
he gets into more trouble, his parents pack him off to a boarding
school to 'be disciplined'.
that life is no different at his new school, Ishaan is forced to
contend with the added trauma of separation from his family.
fine day a new art teacher bursts onto the scene- Ram Shankar Nikumbh
(Aamir Khan)- who brings joy and optimism to the students.
all rules, of 'how things are done' he asks the children to think,
dream and imagine.
all respond with enthusiasm, with the exception of Ishaan making
Nikumbh realise that this young boy is very unhappy.
he sets out to discover why and with time, patience and care, he
ultimately helps Ishaan to find himself in this moving drama from
UTV Motion Pictures.
Zameen Par meaning Stars on Earth is directed and produced by debutante
director Aamir Khan accompanied by Amol Gupte.
moving tale stars Aamir Khan in the lead role playing a teacher
to a dyslexic child (Darsheel Safary).
by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Bollywood Correspondent