Teacher, a teacher has a great importance in everyone’s life. A teacher can come in several forms, from a schoolmaster to your games coach to a warden and many more. There is always a person who teaches the best lesson of the day and makes us a wonderful person ahead in our life. For all the Mentors, On the eve of Teacher’s Day and Birth Aniversary of our former President Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, here is sobighor to discuss about ten best movies made on Student and Teachers relationship in Hindi cinema. It’s a tribute to all the teacher whose lessons has made our life a wonderful journey ahead.
1. Chalk and Duster
Chalk n Duster, This movie was released in 2016 and this drama film was directed by Jayant Gilatar. And it was produced by Amit Surani under the banner of Surani Pictures. The movie stars Juhi Chawla, Shabana Azmi, Zarina Wahab, Girish Karnad and Divya Dutta in pivotal roles. The movie speaks about the commercialization of the Indian private education system. The film concentrates on the topic of teachers’ and students’ communication and highlights the problem that teachers and students face in our modern educational system. Upon release positive reviews and was considered one of the best films the decade made on Indian educational politics. “It’s a well-told ethics versus greed story” Popular News journal Hindustan Times said about the above lines about the movie.
Jagriti, This movie was released in 1954 and the movie was directed by Satyen Bose. It was produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee. It was based on a 1949 released Bengali film called “Paribartan”, which too was made under the direction of Satyen Bose. The film stars Rajkumar Gupta, Abhi Bhattacharya, and Ratan Kumar in prime roles. A movie focusing on the story of a spoiled rich kid, who is sent to boarding school by his guardians and this boarding turns out a life-changing point for him, that his personality is changed and improved by support of a teacher in the boarding, who is known for his unorthodox teaching styles. The film bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Film at the 3rd Filmfare Awards in 1956. Abhi Bhattacharya who played the role of experimenting teacher was awarded as Filmfare Best Supporting Actor.
Imtihan, Released in 1974 and this college drama movie was directed by Madan Sinha and was Produced by B.A. Chandiramani. The movie features Vinod Khanna, Tanuja, and Bindu in lead roles. The movie is sad as inspired from 1967 British film “To Sir, with Love”. The story of the film is about a college full of rowdy students, keeps the environment of the college. And there comes an idealistic professor who decides and executes his plans to reform the group of rowdy students to make them responsible in their personal lives. The wonderful performance of lead cast and technical work at the end is great. Bindu was awarded as Filmfare Best Supporting Actress for wonderful work in the movie.
Hichki, released in 2018 is a comedy-drama film, directed by Sidharth P Malhotra. The movie is produced by Maneesh Sharma under the banner Yash Raj Films. The movie is an adaptation of Brad Cohen’s autobiography “Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher, I Never Had”. The movie stars Rani Mukerji, Neeraj Kabi, Jannat Zubair Rahmani and Rohit Saraf with an ensemble cast of a number of child artists. The movie focuses on an aspiring teacher played by Rani Mukherjee, who has Tourette syndrome. Instead of lots of problems with her disease and obligations from parents, she stood strong to become a teacher. She also gets a job at the school she pursued her schooling. But now she got the responsibility to educate a group of underprivileged students, who are very notorious by nature and lives simple and struggling lives. Hichki, on one hand, gives us a social message and education can make anyone successful on the other hand it talks about a woman who turns her biggest weakness into her biggest strength. The movie was appreciated by critics and masses. Rani Mukherji’s stellar performance will keep you engaged.
5. Stanley Ka Dabba
Stanley Ka Dabba, This iconic movie was released in 2011, and it was written, directed and produced by Amole Gupte. The movie features Divya Dutta, Partho Gupte, Divya Jagdale, Raj Zutshi, and Amole Gupte in prime roles. The movie was about an A school-teacher, who forces school children to share their food with him, he also forbids anyone from entering the school until he brings his own Lunch-box. He is often referred to as Mindless by other teachers of the school. His personality changes as he gets more and more close to Stanley. This movie is a wonderful portrayal of a Student Teacher relationship. Amol Gupte’s unique portrayal as “Khadoos” teacher and his dedicated screenplay made this movie a classic. The film bagged a number of National and International Awards that includes National Award for Best Child Artist to Partho Gupte, who is real life son of Amol Gupte.
Iqbal, it is a 2005 released, coming-of-age sports drama film written and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. And Produced by Subhash Ghai, under the banner of Mukta Searchlight Films. The film stars Shreyas Talpade and Naseeruddin Shah in lead roles. It is a success story of a deaf-and-mute boy Iqbal, who fights to get selected Indian cricket team. He is supported by his sister and a drunkard teacher, who used to be a former cricketer, now this teacher teaches his skills to Iqbal to turn Iqbal’s dream into reality. This Teacher helps him to fight with the odds of society as well as the cricket politics, this movie showcases an extraordinary relation of a teacher and a student in detail. The movie was a blockbuster and earned several accolades, these include National Award for best film.
7. Chak de India
Chak De! India, This wonderful sports drama was released in 2007 and it was directed by Shimit Amin and produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of YRF pictures. The movie is said as inspiration from India’s win at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The movie stars an ensemble cast with Shahrukh Khan in Lead with Supporting cast includes, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla, Chitrashi Rawat, Seema Azmi and many more. The story is about a former Indian men’s hockey captain who was debarred from playing hockey declaring as an anti-national, now he is in mission to bring gold for India in hockey as a coach, he gets a team of girls who hail from different parts of the nation, who always have silly fights between them. Now he has to nourish and make the entire team disciplined and united to win gold for the nation. The movie was a big blockbuster and it was awarded with several awards Including National Award for most popular film and Filmfare Best Actor to Shahrukh Khan for his dedicated portrayal.
8. Do Ankhein Barah Hath
Do Aankhen Barah Haath, this remarkable movie was released in 1957 and it was produced and directed by V. Shantaram. The film stars V Santharam and Sandhya in lead roles. The film is about a young jail warden, who rehabilitates six prisoners released on parole to persons of virtue. He takes these notorious criminals and makes them work hard with him on a dilapidated country farm, rehabilitating them through hard work and kind guidance as they eventually produce a great harvest. It is considered to be one of the classics of Hindi cinema and is based on humanistic psychology. The film bagged several National and Internation awards that include National Award for best film. The film is also remembered for its popular song “Aye Maalik Tere Bande Hum”, sung by Lata Mangeshkar and written by Bharat Vyas.
Black, this classic movie was released in 2005. It was produced and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It stars Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. The film is mentioned as an inspiration from Helen Keller’s life and struggle. The movie revolves around a deaf-blind girl and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer’s disease. The movie showcases the concept that handicapped people also wants to lead a normal life like others. The bond between teacher and the handicapped girl is shown brilliantly. Black was a blockbuster, becoming the second highest grossing Indian film worldwide in 2005. It was awarded tons of National and International awards including the Filmfare Best Actress to Rani Mukherji, National Award for Best film and National Award for Best Actor to Amitabh Bachchan.
Before mentioning the top pick of SobiGhor today, here are few honorable mentions.
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Aishwarya Rai
Director: Aditya Chopra
Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Pooja Bhatt, and Atul Agnihotri
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Starring: Prabhu Deva, Dharmesh and Punit
Director: Remo D’Soza
10. Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par, the top in the list and a gem of Indian cinema, it was released in 2007. It was produced and directed by Aamir Khan. It stars Darsheel Safary, Amir Khan, Tisca Chopra and Bipin Sharma in pivotal roles. The film is about an 8-year dyslexic boy. Because of his poor academic performance, his parents send him to a boarding school. The scene that follows this is one of the most heart touching scene composed in Indian Cinema. The song “Meri Maa” at the background and Darsheel Safari’s extraordinary performance will touch your heart deeply. In the boarding, he gets a new art teacher who helps him to overcome his disability. Darsheel Safary stars as 8-year-old Ishaan, and Khan plays his art teacher. This movie showcases that how important role a teacher plays in absence of his/her parents. The movie was a super-duper hit and It was also India’s official entry for the 2009 Academy Awards Best Foreign Film. It was awarded with number r of awards from a number of associations, it includes National Award for Best Film in family Welfare too
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