Friday, January 18, 2008

Calvin and Hobbes - Taare Zameen Par

Taare Zameen Par is easily one of the best movies of the year; what makes it even more special for me is its association with Calvin and Hobbes. When you watch Ishaan Awasthi, you are actually seeing huge parts of Calvin minus Hobbes.

All hail Bill Watterson, Amole Gupte and Aamir Khan for understanding kids as they are.

The following are a few strips from Calvin and Hobbes that has been used rather directly in the movie. I wouldn’t say it is a blatant lift because am in love with that movie and am not going to say anything against it.




The below strip is a rather not so obvious inspiration. It is the shower fight scene that has been partially used in the movie; though the theological aspect in Calvin has not been brought forward in the movie. ‘The Universe has an attitude Mom!’; which 6 year old would actually say that? But well, Calvin’s been 6 for like ten years through the life of the comic strip; so he must have learnt a lot.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I felt the exact same connection with the C&H spaceman spiff & TZP animated sequence. Unable to see the strips though can you repost the image attachments.

VnP said...

There you go... reposted... i am having trouble with the image clarity... have to see whats causing that...

sanjay said...

Very nice songs and movie ...this is one of the favorite best movies... i like it...
Taare Zameen Par