Teacher's Day: 'To Sir With Love' and other must-watch films
September 4, 2012, 3:46 pm
Adapted from ER Braithwaite's novel by the same name, in 'To Sir With Love (1967)', Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) takes up a part-time teaching job to make ends meet, and is faced with an unruly bunch of children.
Written by Amol Gupte and directed by Aamir Khan, 'Taare Zameen Par' was about a dyslexic child Ishaan Nandkishore Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) who has difficulty in learning. Assuming that he is lazy and spoilt, his parents pack him off to a boarding school where he meets a teacher who understands his problem and helps him out.
A born genius, reluctant to break away from his monotonous life, Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is about to get jailed and his only way out is if he takes on therapy sessions and studies mathematics.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 'Black' revolves around the relationship between a blind and deaf girl and her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer's disease.
Directed by and starring actor Denzel Washington, this film is based on the true story of an African-American debate coach who aims to place his students at par with white students during the 30s. The film was produced by Oprah Winfrey.
'Do Dooni Chaar' was a surprise package about a middleclass teacher played by Rishi Kapoor, who does eevrything possible to keep his family happy.
Julia Roberts comes to a conservative women's art college to teach the history of arts and to change the mind-set of her students.
Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan' throws light on the caste-based reservations in India's educational institutes.
The highest grossing film in Bollywood history, '3 Idiots' is about 3 friends in an engineering college and their journey though college life and their changing priorities. The film also debates on the issue of 'mugging' versus 'application' of knowledge.
When 13-year-old Rajesh Naidu arrives at an all-boys boarding school, he has to toughen up to keep up with the rest of the boys.