PG | | Drama, Family
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.
Deepa Bhatia stated in an interview with The Hindu that her original inspiration was not dyslexia but rather the childhood of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, who performed poorly in school. Her goal was thus to explore the story of "a child who did not fit into the school... ...
Ram Shankar Nikumbh:
lf you fancy racing, breed racehorses, dammit, not children.
The absent note found by Mr. Awasthi (Ishaan's father) which was written by Ishaan's elder brother was actually written in Ishan's school diary. While Mr. Awasthi finds a rolled scroll absent note in the house.
The opening credits rolls after few minutes of the film and consists of animated sequences (in order to portray the main character's imaginary world).
£66,204 (UK) (23 December 2007)
$1,204,660 (USA) (20 January 2008)
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