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Teacher’s Day Extravaganza: Bollywood Films That Beautifully Portrayed Student-Teacher Relationships

Having a great teacher can drastically alter a child’s future. This Teacher’s Day, celebrate by watching some of the Hindi movies that are based on teachers who have inspired their students.

Teacher's Day Extravaganza:Bollywood Films That Beautifully Showcase Student-Teacher Relationships
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Teacher’s Day is observed on September 5 every year. The day celebrates educators everywhere for the profound impact they have on the lives of their students. Teacher’s Day marks the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a scholar and Bharat Ratna awardee. He was born on this day in 1888. He served as India’s second president from 1962 to 1967 after previously serving as the country’s first Vice President from 1952 to 1962.

Every student’s relationship with their mentor is significant and unique, as our teachers are the ones who point us in the right direction. Bollywood is not any less adept at depicting the special relationship that develops between a teacher and a student. Throughout the years, several directors have created films that exquisitely depict this connection on screen. Have a look.

Let’s Look At Those Films On This Teacher’s Day Where Filmmakers Depicted The Bond Between A Student And His Mentor…

1. Taare Zameen Par

Taare Zameen Par
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Who could forget Mr. Perfectionist himself, Aamir Khan, making his directorial debut with this film? Even though it has been a while since its release, Taare Zameen Par is one of those films that feels very current. The plot revolves around Ishaan, a dyslexic child, and his teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, who assists him in overcoming his learning difficulties. Audiences and critics alike enjoyed the film when it was released in 2007.

2. Super 30

Teacher's Day Extravaganza: Super 30
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Another film that beautifully captures the spirit of the student-teacher dynamic is Super 30. Hrithik Roshan portrayed Anand Kumar, a mathematician who coaches underprivileged students to help them pass the prestigious IIT entrance exams. The Vikas Bahl-directed film featured the talents of Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Tripathi and was well-received at the box office.

3. Hichki

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Hichki marked Rani Mukherjee’s return to the film industry following a brief hiatus. The protagonist, Naina Mathur (Rani), is a teacher who goes to great lengths to get to know her students and assist them in overcoming obstacles. She played a teacher with Tourette syndrome who bravely takes on a classroom full of underprivileged students.

4. Black

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Black, another Sanjay Leela Bhansali film starring Rani Mukherjee and Amitabh Bachchan, was well-received by both critics and moviegoers. The film follows a blind and deaf girl and her teacher as they work together to overcome the obstacles posed by the girl’s impairments.

5. Iqbal

Teacher's Day Special: Iqbal
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Nagesh Kukunoor’s Iqbal is another film that will tug at your heartstrings and warm your soul. Shreyas Talpade plays the protagonist, a deaf and mute cricket player named Iqbal, who receives coaching from Naseeruddin Shah’s character, a seasoned mentor who aids him in achieving his goal of making the Indian cricket team.


As much as it is a time to celebrate and thank our teachers, it is also an opportunity to think back on our childhoods and the lessons they imparted. Teachers have gone to great lengths, including scolding and harsh punishments, to see us succeed and make the community proud. Without them, we would not be where we are right now. Let us take this opportunity to thank and recognize the teachers who have had a significant impact on our lives this Teacher’s Day.

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Pooja is a savvy content writer and an aspiring poetess. She holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. Her field of interest is entertainment, and she is a huge BTS fan. In her spare time, Pooja enjoys watching a wide variety of dramas from many countries, including Korean, Chinese, Turkish, Thai, and Japanese productions. She names Chris Hemsworth, RDJ, Chris Evans, and Ian Somerhalder among her favorite actors. Aside from writing, music, particularly K-pop, is her therapy. Pooja, who hopes to become a well-rounded creator, also works as an honorary reporter for, where she spreads the word about career opportunities in South Korea and also promotes Korean culture, sports, tourism, and the Hallyu wave as part of her job.

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