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.
Amole Gupte was set to direct the film until he was replaced one week later with Aamir Khan. This was because Gupte was not confident about his directing abilities.
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)