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.
The name Nikumbh, given to Aamir's character, was the name of Amole Gupte's (the creative director and the writer of this film) art teacher, the late Shri R. S. Nikumbh, who was also the principal of the Hansraj Morarji Public School.
Ram Shankar Nikumbh:
lf you fancy racing, breed racehorses, dammit, not children.
When Rajan and Ishaan are talking in the corridors, Rajan says he lives in the staff quarters as opposed to in the normal student dorm. Later on, Ram asks Rajan where Ishaan is, and Rajan says he saw him leave the student dorm early. If Rajan lived in the staff quarters, he wouldn't know this.
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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