From ‘Jagriti’ and ‘Do Ankhen Barah Haath’ in the 1950s to ‘Taare Zameen Par’ and ‘Chak De! India ‘in recent times, Hindi films have celebrated extraordinary mentors and teachers. This Teacher’s Day, here is our selection of movies that summarize the beauty and power inherent in teaching and learning some of life’s most important lessons.
Parichay (1972): Based on the Bengali novel ‘Rangeen Uttarain’ and inspired by the classic musical ‘The Sound of Music’, Gulzar’s director ‘Parichay’ was a profound description of how children respond to love rather than authority and excessive discipline. Jeetendra portrayed the soft-spoken, empathetic teacher who changes the life of a group of abandoned siblings in a wealthy family led by a stern disciplined portrayed by Pran. The teacher uses the power of persuasion, music, and patience to transform rebellious and rebellious children into happy, responsive students. The film also underscored the importance of an unstructured education that enables children to explore and find joy in the great outdoors and the powerful role that music can play in healing and inspiring children. The film also starred Jaya Bhaduri, Sanjeev Kumar, and Vinod Khanna. A perfect photo for a classic lover on Teacher’s Day.
Taare Zameen Par (2007): This modern classic from Aamir Khan and Amol Gupte is the perfect choice for Teachers’ Day. He tackled the complicated topic of learning disabilities in a simple, moving, and informative way without being a sermon. However, the film gently punished an insensitive educational system and parents who want all children to be academically successful without bothering to notice their unique gifts that set them apart. Fueled by a poignant performance by Darsheel Safari, who played a dyslexic schoolboy, the film was also a lyrical exploration of the imagination and creativity of a child who is not adequately nurtured by mainstream school methods or even within families obsessed with it. academic success. The film showed how art and sensitivity can help children flourish. In addition to Aamir Khan and Darsheel, the film also starred Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma, Sachet Engineer, and Tanay Chheda.
KD: Yoodlee Films’ poignant Tamil tale ‘KD’ is packed with life lessons that the protagonists of two generations exchange as they come together through their respective life stories. This Madhumita director stars Mu Ramaswamy and Nagavishal, who play a patriarch who escapes from his indifferent family and an orphaned child, respectively. As they begin a journey to live their dreams, the line between teacher and student blurs as both impart a new vision of life to the other. The film shows that we can all be eternal learners even as we age and it is important to always keep an open mind and welcome new experiences to enrich our memories. Naga Vishal won the National Award in the Best Children’s Artist category for his portrayal of a brave boy who is full of joy despite his impoverished existence. An inspiring teacher’s day.
Music teacher: This production by Yoodlee and director Sarthak Dasgupta is a delicate tale of a teacher-student relationship complicated by unresolved conflict, ego, and unexpressed feelings. The film revolves around a classical musician who has had to teach music to survive in an increasingly commercialized world. One of her students is a young woman with immense potential and works hard to make her shine in a talent show that she wins. Although the two of you develop feelings for each other, success and failure stand between them, as do their personal problems. The film shows how, at times, a teacher can fail to learn the lessons he wants to teach the most and how little misunderstandings can separate people. The film starred Manav Kaul, Divya Dutta, Neena Gupta, Amrita Bagchi, Niharika Lyra Dutt, and Jaspal Sharma.
Super 30: a perfect example for the Teacher’s Day movie list. While many recent movies about students and teachers focus on elite educational institutions, Super 30 showed us the immense potential of underserved students who don’t get the privileges that their wealthier peers take for granted. It also revealed the gaps in the educational system that make it impossible for a certain sector of society to access specialized preparatory courses or to be educated in elite institutions. The film retells the true story of math teacher and educator Anand Kumar, who took it upon himself to educate underprivileged students and turned them into motivated academic achievers and IIT applicants. Produced jointly by Phantom Films, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, and HRX Films, the film was directed by Vikas Bahl and starred Hrithik Roshan as Anand Kumar along with Mrunal Thakur, Nandish Sandhu, Virendra Saxena, Pankaj Tripathi, Aditya Srivastava, and Amit Sadh. .
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