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LIKE STARS ON EARTH - EVERY CHILD IS SPECIAL [Additional material,Audio commentary]

LIKE STARS ON EARTH - EVERY CHILD IS SPECIAL <span>[Additional material,Audio commentary]</span> artwork

LIKE STARS ON EARTH - EVERY CHILD IS SPECIAL [Additional material,Audio commentary]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 155m 33s

BBFCInsight Contains mild language, violence and some emotional scenes

Genre(s) Additional Production Material, Drama

Director(s) Aamir Khan

Cast includes Aamir Khan, Darsheel Safary

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/09/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

TAARE ZAMEEN PAR – EVERY CHILD IS SPECIAL is a Hindi language drama with English subtitles about an eight-year-old boy whose dreamy, and sometimes disruptive, behaviour masks a problem that no-one is aware of until he is sent to boarding school and comes under the influence of an inspirational young art teacher.

The film was classified ‘PG’ for mild language, violence and some emotional scenes.

The aftermath of this fight also sees the film’s main child character in a distressed state and echoes other scenes in the film that contain mild emotional upset as he is subjected to his parents’ anger or finds himself in the middle of a family argument. It was felt that, in realistic and recognizable settings, the ordeals of the young character had the potential to prove upsetting to very young children who might view the work alone, and the film’s placing at ‘PG’ provides a warning to parents of this issue. The intensity of the boy’s ordeal is balanced over the whole film which delivers an uplifting message about understanding and friendship, and allows the emotional tone of the work to be accommodated at the ‘PG’ category.

The film also contains a scene in which a child is seen handling a firework. No harm comes to him, but the situation arises only from the boy’s emotional state and the sequence is not designed to suggest that playing with fireworks is fun or harmless.

Details

Title
LIKE STARS ON EARTH - EVERY CHILD IS SPECIAL
Title Information
Additional material,Audio commentary
Year
2010
Distributor(s)
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Classified date(s)
22/01/2010
Main language
Hindi
Submitted run time
155m 33s
BBFC reference
CVF242978

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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LIKE STARS ON EARTH - EVERY CHILD IS SPECIAL

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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