Like Stars on Earth (2007)

Like Stars on Earth


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Movie Info

A young boy prone to colorful flights of fancy finds his hyperactive imagination may serve a greater purpose after being sent away to boarding school by his frustrated parents. Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old boy who dedicates more time to dreaming up wondrous worlds of animals and kites than he does to finishing up his schoolwork. When Ishaan gets in trouble at school and his parents reach the end of their rope, it's quickly decided that the best thing for everyone is to send the boy away … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Amol Gupte, Amole Gupte
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 12, 2010
Box Office: $1.2M
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as Ishaan Awasthi

as Nikumbh Sir

as Rajan Damodaran

as Mr. Awasthi / Papa

as Yohaan Awasthi / Dad...

as Maya Awasthi / Mama
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Critic Reviews for Like Stars on Earth

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Acting honors clearly belong to Safary, who is brilliant.

Full Review… | May 2, 2015
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

So resolutely caring -- and devoid of real drama and interesting characters -- that it should have "approved by the Dyslexia Assn." stamped on the posters.

Full Review… | January 3, 2008
Top Critic

On the whole, Taare Zameen Par touches your heart and moves you deeply with its sterling performances.

Full Review… | May 2, 2015

An inspirational story that is as emotive as it is entertaining.

Full Review… | May 2, 2015

Although a little long at 165 minutes, the importance of the subject matter justifies a well-developed resolution and the pulsating musical numbers also work to break up the dramatic tension.

Full Review… | May 2, 2015
FILMINK (Australia)

As is usual for Khan, this movie also has a message -- not just entertaining us, but enlightening us too.

Full Review… | May 2, 2015

Audience Reviews for Like Stars on Earth

An extraordinary and magical film that should open the eyes of more and more people to a serious developmental disorder and the pain caused to many children who suffer from it - and it shows how sometimes it takes one person to care and make a difference in someone's life.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


LIKE STARS ON EARTH: I remembered one reviewer stating they had tears of joy from this movie. They were right on... this is a beautiful film. There were a couple of quirky parts, but it fit well with the overall mood. Told through the eyes of a school age Indian boy, this Bollywood film addresses societies need to see each child as unique, and special. The superb acting by the main character Ishaan, with direction by Aamir Khan, makes the film uniquely superb.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Touching, Amazing, Extraordinary

By far the best Indian movie i have ever seen, A real cinematographic picture, something so heart warming that it will take you to cinem'extasy.

The movie is based on a 8 year old who suffers from ADD and dyslexia, unfortunately his parents dont see that, and come about the situation by taking him to boarding school. A mixture of "The Wall" in terms of Education and "Dead poets society" the movie is Beautiful

I was shocked to see an 8 year old act so well like Safary, the movie wraps up amazing actors, who are really realistic and have a sensibility. Although the 4 hour plot, not one bit will you be bored .

Amazing Soundtrack, and Scenery, this movie is by far one of the best movies in the education category, it will make you laugh and cry, and most important it will inspire you. So forget that all the Indian movies follow the Bollywood style, and take a chance, its about time we give these movies a chance, and as i did it, i dont regret one bit.

Ram Shankar Nikumbh: lf you fancy racing, breed racehorses, dammit, not children.

Pedro Holanda

Super Reviewer

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