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.
Initially the film was to retain the short story's title of "High Jump", because of Ishaan's inability to achieve the high jump in gym class.
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.
A thankful message is displayed at the end before closing credits, which reads, "Thanks to all those children, parents and teachers, who shared their lives with us and opened windows for us to see clearly".
£66,204 (UK) (23 December 2007)
$1,204,660 (USA) (20 January 2008)
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