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 production team searched for a Mumbai school with an "oppressive" feel to establish the "heaviness of being in a metropolitan school", and eventually chose St. Xavier's School. As the school is situated along the main road, filming took place on... ...
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)