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.
Bhatia and Gupte worked with dyslexic children to research and develop the screenplay, basing characters and situations on their observations. They carefully concealed the children's identities in the final version of the script.
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.
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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