Aamir Khan calls Taare Zameen Par (2007) 'one of the biggest successes of his life'. Realized this past weekend the movie is available on Time Warner Cable On-Demand for $3.99 (see International -> Movies). If you haven't yet seen it and subscribe to the service, here's your chance! I'm confident your reaction will be similar to that of Nikumbh Sir:
So I wanted to make going through the Taare Zameen Par DVD set an 'event', and that's what I did this past weekend. It's everything it promised to be, and a whole lot more! Hope to have notes on it this weekend.
In the mean time, here's something interesting: Did you know Lalitha Lajmi, Guru Dutt's sister, made her acting debut in it? In the director's commentary, Aamir has notes on his interactions with her. Combine this with notes in the second paragraph of my review of Pyaasa (1957), and the significance of the value of those interactions is evident. Here she is (middle):
Lalitha-ji's daughter Kalpana Lajmi is a film director. Here are some she has worked with: Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Tabu, Kirron Kher, Raveen Tandon, and Sushmita Sen. I just happen to like these actors and some of their works a lot (are you kidding, Tabu and Raveena!), so I'll aim to check them out. If you have any recommendations (a listing of her works is available at this IMDB page), please let me know!