Teacher’s Day 2022: From Taare Zameen Par to Hichki, films with heartwarming depictions of student-teacher bonds
Hichki, Black and Taare Zameen Par are some of the films that perfectly showcase the teacher-student bond on screen
Students and teachers share a special bond
The bond between students and teachers is a special one indeed, and there's no denying that it can be complicated as well. Bollywood filmmakers have tried to capture the layers, joys and frustrations in student-teacher relations through their films. Some films have even made sure to address some important subjects and bring about inclusivity in their depictions of the student-teacher bond, including characters with neurological and learning disabilities and shining a light on these conditions. Check out some of the Bollywood movies, including Taare Zameen Par and Hichki, that highlight the connection between teachers and students.
Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par is a 2007 coming-of-age movie that revolves around the story of Ishaan, a child with dyslexia. Aamir Khan made his directorial debut with the film and also stars in it as well. He plays the role of Ram Shankar Nikumbh, a teacher at Ishaan’s (Darsheel Safary) new boarding school who is the only one capable of understanding the child’s condition. The film is available on Netflix.
Black is a 2005 drama film,inspired by Helen Keller’s life and her bond with her real-life teacher. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film features Rani Mukerji in the role of a blind girl and the role of her teacher is played by Amitabh Bachchan. A cinematic marvel, the film is available on Disney+Hotstar.
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Hichki comes with an interesting premise where not the student but the teacher experiences a unique syndrome. Rani Mukerji who is the protagonist in the film plays the role of a teacher who suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome. It is her journey of overcoming the condition and developing new methods to teach at school and eventually winning the hearts of her students.
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Super 30 is a story about courage and kindness. The Vikas Bahl-directed movie is based on the real life of Anand Kumar, who helps underprivileged children with preparing for IIT examinations. Hrithik Roshan features in the main role of the film. It is available on Disney+Hotstar.
Although Mohabbatein may be an unconventional choice when it comes to films depicting student-teacher bonds. The drama movie revolves around a love-hate relationship between the student-teacher played by Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan respectively. The duo struggle in terms of their ideology and mindset but come at a truce in the end. The end is the triumph of love over discipline. It is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Last Updated: 04.29 PM, Sep 03, 2022