Taare Zameen Par DVD release

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Seems like it's out there! This link contains some notes. If you have not seen the film, here's your chance. Yes, it contains an audio CD of the background score! One of my first comments to Aamir Khan after having seen Taare Zameen Par requested a score release, and he hasn't disappointed :)

Have a good start to the week, everyone!

Addendum 7/22:
Until we hear more from Aamir, here is some information on the release in North America from this Times of India piece:

In a first of its kind deal, Walt Disney has bought home video rights of Taare Zameen Par for the North American market. This is the first time an international studio has bought the video rights of an Indian film.

Wish there was more discussion around the background score. Its music has retained its freshness through the months, and given that the only musical instrument I play is the harmonica, I cannot wait to get my hands on this set :) Here are a few links related to the music:

And I'll end with one of my favorite pieces of music from the film, Ishaan's Theme. Quite a wonder, ain't it?

Addendum 7/24:
The official launch is on 7/25. Here's more. This is a video of the review noted above.

Addendum 7/25:
Here is a piece (and picture source) on the DVD release. Per Aamir's latest blog post, the DVD release in the U.S. will take at least another three months (expected, see my comments below).

And a big thank you to fellow Aamirian Skorpionchik for sharing this!


Nicki said...

You know. I didn't even know the dvd wasn't released yet because it was at my local video rental store (Hollywood) so I got it. The quality is really good too.

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Nicki: That's really interesting. As far as I know, this is the first time the DVD was/is being released. Unless they had a special release for rental stores (which I doubt, given how Aamir's been discussing it at his blog).

In any case, this DVD is so feature-packed, I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

ajnabi said...

Yesssss! I am so happy--you gave me a great start to my week. :-D

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Ajnabi: Thanks for stopping by. It is well worth looking forward to. Of course, I'll hope to review it as soon as I get my hands on it :)

Anonymous said...

Just what we need---the disneyfication of bollywood.

I'll make sure I get my hands on an Indian version :-D

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Memsaab: Not sure what to think about this Disney deal. Concerned it's not going to be as feature-packed as the one released in India by T-Series. Besides, it might well take longer to release here.

The Disney Home Entertainment release calendar has no signs of it, and one of their representatives had no clue about it either.

We'll learn soon enough on Aamir's blog...

theBollywoodFan said...

As a follow-up to my own comments...

The Disney DVD is going to take much longer to release. See bottom of the post.

Had a chat session with Aamir bhai this morning (yes!)...the film will not be edited at all, and it's only the distribution rights, which is good. No word yet on whether all the specials will be included...I am going to have both versions reviewed here, of course :)

theBollywoodFan said...

All: Here's a post with my TZP DVD Review: http://thebollywoodfan.blogspot.com/2008/10/taare-zameen-par-dvd-treat-for-film.html