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Apna Asmaan doesn't move you
Patcy N | September 07, 2007 14:23 IST
This week's release Apna Asmaan has already made its festival rounds and won accolades. Starring Irrfan Khan [Images] and Shobhana, the film deals with the delicate issue of parenting and autistic children.
Buddhi is good at drawing but his mother wants him to be good at mathematics, as she was a gold medallist herself.
Meanwhile, Dr Satya [Images] (Anupam Kher [Images]), who has done a lot of research on the subject, discovers a drug that is a brain-booster. So, Ravi meets up with the doctor and makes Buddhi take it. But the brain-booster has its side effects -- one of them being amnesia.
The drug changes Buddhi, and he suddenly becomes a very good mathematician, faster than a computer. But he forgets his parents in the bargain.
Director Kaushik Roy makes a good point in showing that present-day parents are very ambitious and want their children to be geniuses even though they may not be gifted at all.
Irrfan and Shobhana are fantastic. But we do not feel sorry for the child, nor sympathy for the parents.
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