10 Bollywood Movies with Teacher centric stories
Cinema has a great impact on people and film stars are a big influence in our life. Cinema plays an important role in our lives, even more than we notice.
Here is the list of 10 Indian movies which are centered on teachers or education:
1. Jagriti - 1954
Jagriti ("The Awakening") is a 1954 Hindi film that won the Filmfare Best Movie Award in 1956, and the lead, Abhi Bhattacharya, won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. It is based on 1949 Bengali film Paribartan that Satyen Bose had directed earlier.
The film is about a spoiled rich kid, Ajay (Rajkumar Gupta), who is a problem child and is sent away to a boarding school by his grandfather. The board school is run by Shekhar (Abhi Bhattacharya). Shekhar tries to instill good values in the students using unorthodox teaching methods. He gains the students' trust and educates them about the heritage of their country and encourages them to become model citizens.
2. Imtihan - 1974
Imtihan ("The Test") is a 1974 Indian Hindi film starring Vinod Khanna, Tanuja and Bindu.
The story of the film revolves around an idealistic professor who decides to reform a group of rowdy students at a college. It is inspired by the 1967 British film To Sir, with Love, and has inspired the television series Jeet. The film was shot in Nashik.
3. Sir - 1993
Sir is a 1993 Bollywood film directed by Mahesh Bhatt starring debutant Atul Agnihotri and Pooja Bhatt in the lead roles with Naseeruddin Shah playing the title role.
4. Black - 2005
Black is a 2005 Indian drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starred by Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan. Black revolves around a blind and deaf girl, and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer's disease. The film draws inspiration from Helen Keller's life and struggle.
5. Iqbal - 2005
Iqbal is a 2005 Indian sports drama film which follows a cricket-obsessed boy from a remote Indian village as he aims to overcome his difficulties and become a cricketer and fulfil his dream of playing for the Indian national cricket team.
Iqbal seeks help from Mohit (Naseeruddin Shah), who was once a great cricketer and persuades him to be his coach. Mohit trains Iqbal and gets him a place on the Andhra Pradesh Ranji Trophy team, despite Iqbal not having any previous cricketing experience.
6. Taree Zameen Par - 2007
Taare Zameen Par (titled Like Stars on Earth internationally) is a 2007 Indian drama film produced and directed by Aamir Khan. Darsheel Safary stars as eight-year-old Ishaan, and Khan plays his art teacher.
The film explores the life and imagination of Ishaan, an eight-year-old dyslexic child. Although he excels in art, his poor academic performance leads his parents to send him to a boarding school. Ishaan's new art teacher suspects that he is dyslexic and helps him to overcome his disability.
7. Chak De! India - 2007
The film stars Shahrukh Khan as Kabir Khan, former captain of the Indian men's national field-hockey team. After a disastrous loss to Pakistan, Khan is ostracized from the sport and he and his mother are driven from the family home by angry neighbors. Seven years later, to redeem himself, Khan becomes the coach of the Indian national women's hockey team and turns its sixteen contentious players into a champion team which goes on to win the world championships against the mighty Australians.
8. 3 Idiots - 2009
The film centres around 3 friends at an engineering college. Amir Khan is one of them - Racho (later identified a Phunsukh Wangdu). He lives by the philosophy that one should pursue excellence, as when it is achieved, success follows. The film is distinctive for featuring real inventions by little-known people in India's backyards. The brains behind the innovations were Remya Jose, a student from Kerala, who created the exercise-bicycle/washing-machine; Mohammad Idris, a barber from Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh, who invented a bicycle-powered horse clipper; and Jahangir Painter, a painter from Maharashtra, who made the scooter-powered flour mill.
9. Do Dooni Chaar - 2010
Do Dooni Chaar is a 2010 Indian Hindi comedy-drama film directed by Habib Faisal, and stars Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Aditi Vasudev and Archit Krishna in lead roles. The film is about a middle-class school teacher who tries to keep his wife and children happy in inflationary times and dreams of buying a car. In the end, it is not just the teacher who redeems himself by not succumbing to taking bribes, but also his children who begin to see him in the true light and importance of being a teacher and an honest citizen.
10. Chalk n Duster - 2016
The film talks about teachers' and students' communication, and highlights the problem of teachers and students where teaching way in the education system is changing day by day. It is Directed by Jayant Gilatar, Written by Ranjeev Verma, Neetu Verma and Produced by Amin Surani.
The film is an emotional journey of two teachers Vidya (Shabana Azmi) and Jyoti (Juhi Chawla), serving at a Mumbai–based high school. Their passion and love for teaching bonds them in a special relationship with their students. Their gratification is good grades and moral values they strive to impart to students.
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