11 Highly Motivational Bollywood Movies Based on Teachers

Teachers are nothing less than gods for all of us. They have given us knowledge, values, and principles, and have also taught us how to stay disciplined (even though we didn’t like it during school days!). On the upcoming Teacher’s Day, which falls on 5th September, and on all other days, try to surprise your favorite teacher. Gift them a DVD of a movie based on an inspiring teacher. Show them how much they have helped you succeed in life—a small thank you goes a long way. Whether it’s your school teacher, college teacher, your parents, or someone who has mentored you, never forget those who have made you who you are today. On that note, check out these 11 motivational Bollywood movies based on teachers.

Also read: 6 Hilarious Things Indian Teachers Say In The Classroom

1. Taare Zameen Par

Taare Zameen Par was a huge hit! It shows the story of a dyslexic kid who is not able to perform well in his studies. His parents and teachers are highly disappointed in him and his situation seems to worsen- unless an art teacher is appointed in his class- who understands him and directs him towards attaining his true potential in the thing that he excels in. Needless to say- this movie truly shows how a teacher can play an important part in restoring the confidence and shaping the life of a student.

2. Hichki

It is a great movie that shows Rani Mukherjee playing the role of a school teacher who has Tourette syndrome. When he gets a chance to teach the less privileged and disappointed group of school kids- she makes it a goal to motivate all of them to study hard and never dare to dream small! The movie shows how teachers

3. Super 30

Super 30 was a biographical movie based on the life of Anand Kumar, a mathematician and a teacher who couldn’t fulfill his dreams due to a lack of finances. However, it became his life goal to teach underprivileged students who aspire to crack the IIT entrance exams. His special batch of 30 students was famous for getting selected! It is one of the best Bollywood movies based on teachers.

4. Chak De! India

It is a sports drama that shows that a strong leader can change the whole scenario. A group of of women hockey players selceted for the Indian National Hockey team are coached by Kabir Khan- a retired Indian hockey player. The coach works hard, scolds them, rewards them, and motivates them whenever needed- a good teacher can teach you how to reach the top!

5. Iqbal

Iqbal is a sports drama that shows the journey of a deaf and dumb cricketer aspiring to get selected for professional teams. He is coached by a retired and hot-headed cricketer- their soulful relationship as a ‘guru-shishya’ was admired by the audience- and we all wish to find such mentors in our lives!

6. English Vinglish

A shy and sweet Indian housewife travels to New York for a family wedding and decides to join an English learning class. Her bond with the teacher and the group of students is what motivates her to complete what she started doing. This sweet story shows how just a few kind words can change the life of a person. This movie is like a big ‘Thank You’ to all the teachers who are kind to their students!

7. Do Dooni Chaar

We all like to sometimes ‘nickname’ our teachers according to their habits. But have you ever wondered how they are relentlessly trying to teach their students? ‘Do Dooni Chaar’ takes you inside the middle-class life of a school teacher- showing you how they honestly do their job while also struggling to make ends meet. This movie starring the evergreen jodi of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor is a must-watch!

8. Paathshala

This school drama shows a school teacher Rahul starts working in a school and creates a great rapport with his students. Meanwhile, he realizes that all is not as it seems- the intuition that should focus on education is more concerned about its monetary profits. The movie focuses on the over-commercialization of schools and how its affects the education of the students.

9. Black

This is a family drama that shows a blind, deaf, and mute girl taking on the challenge of graduating college and living a normal life- and her teacher who helps her overcome all obstacles.  The movie beautifully captures the ups and downs of a teacher-student relationship.

10. Nil Battey Sannata

It is a coming-of-age drama that proves how your mother can also be your teacher! It revolves around the story of a girl who does not like studying. On realizing her daughter’s perils- the mother joins her school and gets educated alongside her! Nil Battey Sannata is one of the most inspiring movies- if you haven’t watched it- watch it today!

11. Stanley Ka Dabba

This feel-good movie shows a school kid and his dilemma of not getting a ‘dabba’ from home every day and making excuses for it. The movie shows the various kinds of teachers that a student meets during his/her school days including a no-nonsense teacher, a sweet and sensible teacher, to even a greedy and ever-hungry tiffin-snatching teacher! This sweet and simple story of Stanley will pull at all the strings of your heart.

So, which of the above 11 Bollywood Movies Based on Teachers would you dedicate to your favorite school or college teacher? Tell us your stories in the comments.

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