Teachers’ Day Films: Top 7 Bollywood movies that celebrate teacher-student bond

In Bollywood, the student-teacher bond has been beautifully portrayed in several films that have left an indelible mark on audiences.

By Bhavana  Published on  5 Sep 2023 9:41 AM GMT
Top 7 Bollywood movies that celebrate teacher-student bond

Hyderabad: Teachers’ Day is a special occasion to honour the dedicated educators who shape young minds and pave the way for a brighter future.

In Bollywood, the student-teacher bond has been beautifully portrayed in several films that have left an indelible mark on audiences. These movies highlight the importance of teachers in our lives and celebrate the profound impact they can have on their students.

Here, we present the top seven Bollywood movies that capture the essence of the student-teacher relationship, featuring some of the industry’s most iconic actors.

1. Taare Zameen Par (2007)

Directed by Aamir Khan himself, Taare Zameen Par is a heartwarming tale of a dyslexic child, Ishaan, portrayed by Darsheel Safary, who struggles with academics until he meets an unconventional art teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, played by Aamir Khan. Nikumbh’s dedication and innovative teaching methods not only help Ishaan overcome his learning difficulties but also ignite his passion for art.

2. Chak De India (2007)

In Chak De India, Shah Rukh Khan steps into the role of Kabir Khan, a former hockey player who becomes the coach of the Indian women’s national hockey team. The film showcases the challenges the coach faces as he unites a diverse group of players and transforms them into a formidable team. Khan’s portrayal of Kabir Khan is both inspiring and unforgettable.

3. Super 30 (2019)

Super 30 is based on the real-life story of Anand Kumar, a brilliant mathematician who mentors underprivileged students to help them crack the IIT-JEE exam. Hrithik Roshan’s portrayal of Anand Kumar is remarkable, and the film underscores the transformative power of education and dedicated teaching.

4. Black (2005)

In the critically acclaimed film Black, Amitabh Bachchan takes on the role of Debraj Sahai, a teacher who works tirelessly to educate a young girl, Michelle McNally, played by Rani Mukerji, who is both blind and deaf. The movie beautifully depicts the bond between teacher and student as they overcome immense challenges together.

5. Hichki (2018)

Rani Mukerji, known for her powerful performances, plays the role of Naina Mathur, a teacher with Tourette syndrome, in Hichki. The film explores Naina’s journey as she connects with a group of underprivileged students and helps them overcome their hiccups in life. Hichki showcases the triumph of determination and the importance of empathetic teaching.

6. Iqbal (2005)

Iqbal tells the story of a deaf and mute boy, Iqbal, who aspires to become a cricketer. Naseeruddin Shah’s portrayal of Mohit, Iqbal’s cricket coach, is both heartwarming and inspiring. The film highlights the unwavering support and guidance a dedicated teacher can provide to a student with a dream.

7. Paathshaala (2010)

Paathshaala revolves around the challenges teachers and students face in a modern school system. Shahid Kapoor plays the role of Rahul Udyavar, a teacher who seeks to bring about positive change in a school plagued by commercialisation. The film addresses pertinent issues in the education system and underscores the importance of teachers as agents of change.

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