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 International Dyslexia Association screened the film on 29 October 2008 in Seattle, Washington. Khan noted in his official blog that there were about 200 people in the audience and that he was "curious to see the response of a non-Indian audience to what we had made."
Ram Shankar Nikumbh:
lf you fancy racing, breed racehorses, dammit, not children.
During the song "Jame Raho," which portrays the busy and mechanical life of the family, Maya is shown ironing a striped short for Nandkishore. Next cut, he is shown actually wearing a plain shirt instead of the just hurriedly ironed shirt.
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)
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