For many years now Bollywood has been weaving beautiful stories on the silver screen focusing on the relationship between teachers and students. Teacher’s Day is celebrated in the fond memory of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was an Indian philosopher and statesman who served the country as a vice-president and president in between 1952-1967. With Teacher’s Day around the corner, we present to you 8 Bollywood movies to watch on this day.
Super 30 (2019)
Starring Hrithik Roshan, Super 30 just took the nation by storm by putting the efforts of an unsung hero onscreen. The movie based on mathematician Anand Kumar and his well-known programme Super 30, coaching underprivileged students of JEE entrance, remained a must watch movie on the audience list on its release.
Kicking all the odds and proving your mettle irrespective of the several hurdles was the motto of YRF’s Hichki. Rani Mukerji portrayed the role of a teacher suffering from Tourette syndrome facing challenges in her profession. The film explained the bond between the underprivileged students and her unique ways of teaching. Hichki proved to be an overseas success as well.
Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)
This Amole Gupte directorial gem starring his son Partho Gupte focused on a completely different angle of teachers and students. Unlike other films, this one depicts those small wars between the teachers and students. It spoke how Partho’s onscreen friends come in support of him as they go against their teacher who dislikes Partho.
3 idiots (2009)
Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan and Sharman Joshi’s trio was lauded by the audience so much that the film even after 10 years can’t be missed whenever it airs on television. Gruesome truth of the education sector and how it can be altered was the plot of the movie, which thoroughly impressed the audience. It proved to be a must-watch the movie for students, teachers, and parents to understand each other and the dynamics of education.
Taare Zameen Par (2007)
The film explored a beautiful rapport between an art teacher played by Aamir Khan and a kid suffering from dyslexia played by Darsheel Safary. Though he is poor in academics, his teacher helps him explore and learn things with sheer usage of imagination in his day-to-day life.
This was a masterpiece by ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, starring Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan it weaved a beautiful journey of a student and teacher, facing all odds and coming out victoriously. Rani’s portrayal of a deaf-blind girl won millions of hearts.
Main Hoon Na (2004)
Flick marked the debut production venture of Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment as well as Farah Khan's first directorial venture. The cute bond between SRK and Sushmita Sen who played student and teacher respectively can’t be forgotten.
Munnabhai M.B.B.S (2003)
This comedy-drama spoke about the pressure on an individual to fulfil his parent’s wish. Sanjay Dutt who played a good don, just to fulfil his father’s wish pretends to be a doctor, followed by a series sweet and sour incidences, which is a part and parcel of each one’s life. The highlight of the movie is the camaraderie between Boman Irani who plays the dean and Sanjay who plays his student.
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