Apun Ka Choice: Very rarely do you get to see such great films that touch your heart and make you a better person. Hats off to Aamir Khan for giving us an exceptional film. Exceptional, because it serves the higher purpose of art, cinema in this case.
CNN-IBN: Taare Zameen Par, directed by Aamir Khan and written by Amole Gupte, is the one film you have to watch, even if you haven't watched anything else this year because it's a film with a big heart, an important message, but mostly because it's a film that could change your life.
DNA India: Aamir Khan's directorial debut, Taare Zameen Par, is a winner through and through. Apart from handling the subject with an exact dash of sensitivity, the film strikes the right note by stripping parents of their obsessions with 'readying' their children for what they think life is all about.
Glamsham: A beautiful movie sensibly made to appeal to all sorts of audience across all strata of society. It touches a chord in your heart and connects with everybody. No one is left out. Aamir Khan scores big time with his debut as a director.
Hindustan Times: Won from the heart! A must-experience for sensitive viewers. And do stick on for the end credit titles, showing documentary footage of children with smiles and tears as real as yours..and mine.
IndiaFM: On the whole, Taare Zameen Par is an outstanding work of cinema. It has everything it takes to win awards and box-office rewards!
Movie Talkies: Aamir Khan's Taare Zameen Par changes the face of Indian cinema as we know it, infusing life into it and giving it its soul. This star twinkles and catches your attention and amazement, tugging at your heart throughout its two-and-a-half-hour plus playing time, bringing the shades of a child's imagination in blazing colour onto the screen canvas, and making us realize that truly every child is special, all we have to do is help them attain their true potential.
Now Running: Taare Zameen Par is great movie with great values which deserves every bit of commercial and critical success that it should get. A must watch for both parents and children, for it will change the way you look at your child and the world.
Rediff: Taare Zameen Par is an impressive debut indeed for filmmaker Aamir Khan, and showcases a brilliant performance by the young Darsheel Safary - one of those child actors you can't possibly resist.
Times Of India: The story is simple and connects instantly with every adult and child in the auditorium. What uplifts the film is its very simplicity, sensitivity and its performances. And holding it all deftly together - the tears and the smiles, the lows and the highs - is Aamir Khan who makes a measured directorial debut. The film never does stop tugging at your heartstrings. We recommend a mandatory viewing for all schools and all parents.