Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Taare Zammen Par: Naked Truth


I cried, I cried and shed bucketful of tears. Not because, I was in pain or some kind of problem, the tears were due to sheer honesty found in those beautiful pair of eyes... the eyes that belong to the 9 year old Darsheel. Yes, Taare zameen Par had that kind of cleansing, nostalgic effect on me. Kudos to Aamir for making such a heart-rending tale with brutal honesty. Who could have thought of making his directorial debut with a film on kids? But Aamir had the guts to do it and do it brilliantly. The film really gives us some food for thought, some serious questions that every parent, every teacher should pause and think about. After all, the future lies in their hand. The movie took me down memory lane and reminded me of my own childhood when I used to be a shy, introvert eldest child of the house. From whom, everybody expected to behave properly and do all the proper things in life. But...
It's not just about the growing up children but it's also about keeping the child in you alive, to develop that child like curiosity which is necessary to become innovative and creative. Out of the box thinking and not just conditioned thinking.... from where thinking has long been gone just conditioning is left. The way our parents conditioned us, the way our teachers conditioned us and later on the way our companies and our Bosses condition us.
Where has that child gone who used to spend endless time thinking, playing, doing things just for sheer fun and not finding meaning in everything....
Where are we leading? Is this the life that we strived for in our childhood? Are we becoming clones of each other with no difference in the way we behave and the way we talk? Exactly, where will this rat race stop because all I can see is a dead end..
No society can exist without emotions and feelings. But seriously, we are becoming a emotionless, money driven society. The pressure is mounting each day….even each hour, each minute, each second…..
Are we giving our kids enough time to grow up?
Answers are required urgently...

1 comment:

  1. indeed...the child in us yearns to be heard all along, but remains unsung in lanes of the "practical and balanced" self that we constantly strive to make of us...while there may not be ready answers, but to question itself is a quiessential child's domain...for now, lets question atleast...

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