A nice refreshing movie. I liked both child actors..both fitted the role well. can't stop adoring the chubby, cute face of zia. The film was good on all front expect for fact that somewhere the focus was getting shifted from the main character to the marketing of shoes....director cud have avoided this. overall a very good movie.
I did not know anything about this movie until today when i saw it. story as well as direction is better than the Tare Zamin par and blue umbrella. This is comparable to these two movies only. The All characters have performed excellently. Every scenes were emotional as everything was revolving around the shoes, symbolizing poverty with plenty. Children were more original than manipulated in commercial films or ads. By the end, I was becoming eager to read about production team. Then finally came the name of Priydarshan. Great Job. A must see to normal human beings concerned with humanity and inequalities.
How good the movie is, if the director is priyadarshan, all the reveiwers will try their best to suppress its success. Probably they had a hard time to give him 1.5 stars. Even if the movie succeeds in rejuvenating our old dead emotions of love and sacrifice of childhood days, if the director is Priyadarshan, no matter what, the movie is supposed to be below average. They think the audience are easy to be fooled.Probably they just copy paste the Review comments for all priyadarshan movies.
Chamchas of Big Bollywood stars promote only children of stars and talented actor from common people get criticised and crushed because the bigges view them as threat.What do you expect a 12 year kid to act like???He is brilliant considering he doesnt have any god fathers and mothers.
This is why good films dont take off in India and week after week, day after day only Kareena,Rithk,Avhishek...get media coverage for silly and wrong reasons.Real Talent, if its there will bloom inspite of criticisms, backbites and stabbing
The film is a classic...it has presented a multitude of issues in a very lucid way...ofcourse it's not only a children's film...it has a focus on social issues as well...the most important is the way the story is presented...it may be an adaption but still it's a very very good movie...i'll say better than tare zameen par...