Taare Zameen Par is a 2007 Bollywood drama film directed and procuced by Aamir Khan.
The film explores the life and imagination of 8-year-old Ishaan (Darsheel Safary). Although he excels in the arts, his poor academic performance leads his parents to send him to a boarding school. Ishaan's new art teacher (Aamir Khan) suspects that he is dyslexic, and helps him to overcome his disability.
The film made its theatrical debut in India on 21 December 2007. Less than two years later Walt Disney Home Entertainment released an international edition DVD titled Like Stars on Earth, marking the first purchase of distribution rights for an Indian film by a global company.
DYSLEXIA and SOCIAL EXCLUSION
We watched the dyslexia film and noticed the following:
Children with learning difficulties are threatened by social exclusion because:
- They are left behind
- They can’t participate in class activities
- They have no friends
skillful, not very dexterous, adventurous, brave, emotionally intelligent, artistic, sensitive, creative, lonely, detached, aggressive, defiant, a liar, sometimes truant, nervous and a pet lover.
His talents are that he can make puzzles, paint, make fireworks and orientate himself. He can also understand poetry, although he can't read, write and calculate. On the other hand, he can’t memorise and answer when pressed or understand istructions. He can't focus and play ball games.
He feels happy when he can freely explore and create. He feels frustrated when he fails, angry, stressed, lonely and also abandoned, sad and depressed. His family feel confused, apprehensive, condemned, disappointed, angry and guilty.
How can we help him? We can try and understand him, accept him as he is, seek expert support for him and us and, more importantly, not insult him but support him. We should explain things in his way and provide special education and last protect him from being bullied.