his Teacher’s Day, here is our pick of films that sum up the beauty and power inherent in teaching and learning
Taare Zameen Par (2007): This Aamir Khan and Amol Gupte modern classic is the perfect Teacher’s Day pick. It addressed the complicated subject of learning disabilities in a simple, moving, and informative way without being preachy. The film however did gently castigate an insensitive education system and parents who want all children to be academic achievers without bothering to notice the unique gifts that set them apart. Powered by a heart-melting performance by Darsheel Safari who played a dyslexic schoolboy, the film was also a lyrical exploration of a child’s imagination and creativity that are not properly nourished by conventional schooling methods or even within families obsessed with academic success. The film showed how art and sensitivity can help children blossom. Apart from Aamir Khan and Darsheel, the film also starred Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma, Sachet Engineer, and Tanay Chheda.
super 30: a perfect example for Teacher’s Day movie list. While many recent films about students and teachers focus on elite educational institutions, Super 30 showed us the immense potential of underserved students who do not get the privileges that their more affluent peers take for granted. It also revealed the gaps in the education system that make it impossible for a certain section of society to access specialized, preparatory courses or gain education in elite institutions. The film retells the real story of a mathematics teacher and educator Anand Kumar who took it upon himself to educate disadvantaged students and turned them into academic achievers and driven IIT aspirants. Jointly produced 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.