Safary's performance as a struggling dyslexic child in the film was unanimously praised and he won several awards for his performance. Wrote Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh: "Taare Zameen Par' belongs to Master Darsheel Safary. A performance that makes the best of performances pale in comparison. A performance that deserves brownie points. A performance that'll always come first on your mind the moment someone mentions Taare Zameen Par. A performance that's impeccable, flawless and astounding. A performance that moves you and makes you reflect on your growing years. A performance that merits a special award!"