Aamir Khan directed and produced Taare Zameen Par, also referred to as Like Stars on Earth in English, a 2007 Indian Bollywood drama movie. Darsheel Safary, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer, Vipin Sharma, as well as Tisca Chopra feature with Khan inside the movie. The movie depicts Ishaan (Safary), an 8-year-old dyslexic kid, through his life and fantasy. Despite his artistic abilities, his parents decide to send him to a boarding school due to his low academic performance. Nikumbh (Khan), Ishaan’s new art instructor, guesses that he is dyslexic and works with him to overcome his reading difficulties.
Amole Gupte, the movie’s creative director and writer, came up with the idea alongside his wife Deepa Bhatia, who also acted like that of the movie’s editor. The movie’s soundtrack was created by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, although many of the tracks’ lyrics were written by Prasoon Joshi. The filming began was done in Mumbai and at Panchgani’s New Era High School, where several of the kids appeared.
In India, the film was released in theatres on December 21, 2007, whereas UTV Home Entertainment released a DVD for Indian viewers in 2008. Disney’s later release of the worldwide version DVD was the first time a global business purchased distribution rights for a Feature film.
Taare Zameen Par has earned several accolades in addition to widespread praise and has been instrumental in spreading dyslexia awareness. This was India’s official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2009, however, it did not advance any further.
The T-Series label released the music for Taare Zameen Par on November 4, 2007. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy composed the majority of the music, while Prasoon Joshi wrote the words. “Mera Jahan,” on the other hand, was penned by Gupte and scored by Shailendra Barve.
Shankar Mahadevan won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for “Maa,” while Joshi got the National Film Award for Best Lyrics.
Bollywood Hungama’s Joginder Tuteja appreciated the soundtrack’s diversity of genres and absence of remixes. He gave it a 3.5 out of 5-star rating, calling it a “zero compromise record” that “stays faithful to the essence of the movie.” Atta Khan of Planet Bollywood gave it a 9 out of 10 ratings, saying that the music “unquestionably comes up to all expectations.” He said it was “destined to become a classic” because of its “all-around refined quality.” Although he appreciated the variety of music, he thought the songwriters overused the guitar and synthesisers.