Teachers: Memorable screen portrayals

Teachers: Memorable screen portrayals
Movies and films involving teachers have always drawn crowds. Besides, it has always inspired the masses with some practical examples by developing the character of the student, whether it be in Hollywood or Bollywood, or Tollywood..

ON THE occasion of Teacher’s Day, one can try to recollect some memorable portrayals of teachers on the silver screen. From Hollywood to Bollywood and then Tollywood, the movies involving teachers never failed to draw crowds. A few examples are indicated below –

Sidney Poitier in To Sir with love (1967) – Hollywood movie – Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of high school students from the slums of London’s East End.

Naseeruddin Shah in Sir (1993) – a professor who turns a shy personality into something lively. The role of the professor is played by Naseeruddin Shah and that of the shy personality by Pooja Bhatt.

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  1. Dionysiac
    September 4, 2008 at 9:43 AM

    Notes On A Scandal, Half Nelson, Dead poets Society,The Piano Teacher are some of the movies which I have liked depicting different shades of Student-teacher relationship.

  2. goodfella
    September 4, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Half Nelson for sure. I’d also put Stand and Deliver there.

  3. Rocky
    September 4, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    The Best teacher I liked was Rajesh Khanna In Roti !!!! LOL
    On a serious note-
    How about Vinod Khanna in Imtihaan
    Ruk Jaana Nahin….

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