Cinema has touched every aspect of our life and, including the teacher-student bonding. There are many different shades to a teacher-student relationship and it has been beautifully portrayed by films based exclusively on teachers. We continue to draw inspiration and feel touched by some of most poignant scenes in the famous movies on teachers and students. Directors have attached due importance to this subject and has treated it with utmost honesty. In short, we can say that the world of cinema has made an enormous contribution, in its own right, to the special occasion of Teacher's day.
Many heartrending films have been made on Teacher's Day till date. Many of them are even based on real-life events. Such movies show teachers reaching deep inside themselves, touching the core of their lives, in order to touch the life and heart of their students. The movies that are based on teachers show how important they really are, in the society. Teacher's Day films and movies give due appreciation to teachers, for their dedication and devotion to the cause of education. These movies have sometimes, also depicted a teacher's own journey to find his/her true self. In this section, we will provide information on some of the most popular movies on Teacher's Day.
Dead Poet's Society
"Dead Poets Society" is a film starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, Dylan Kussman, Allelon Ruggiero, and James Waterston. It was released in the year 1989. In the film, director Peter Weir tells the story of an english teacher at a boy's school, in the 1950s.
Lean on Me
'Lean on Me' is a biographical-drama film written by Michael Schiffer. It starred Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Alan North and Robert Guillaume. The movie has been directed by John G. Avildsen and was released in the year 1989. 'Lean on Me' is based on a true story of Joe Clark, an inner city high school principal in Paterson, New Jersey.
Mr. Holland's Opus
'Mr. Holland's Opus', starring Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, and Olympia Dukakis, falls in the genre of drama films. The movie was written by Patrick Sheane Duncan and directed by Stephen Herek. It was released in the year 1995, as a re-packaged version of the 1966 Disney movie, "Follow Me, Boys!", which featured Fred MacMurray and Kurt Russell.
'Sur' is a Bollywood movie released in 2002, which stars the famous singer Lucky Ali, along with a debutant Gauri Karnik. The other actors in the movie are Simone Singh, Achint Kaur, ehsaan Khan, Divya Dutta and Harsh Vasishth. Director by Tanuja Chandra, the movie is a touching human drama that explores the subtle nuances of a relationship between a middle-aged music teacher and his young female student.
"Teachers", as the very name suggests, is a comic drama based on teachers. The film was released in 1984 and starred Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Ralph Macchio, and Judd Hirsch. It was written by W.R. McKinney. Arthur Hiller directed this satire at contemporary urban high schools, examining disillusioned teachers who try to regain their idealism. "Teachers" is the story of a teacher fighting against the administration, to get his students educated.
Black (Hindi Movie)
The story starts with Michelle McNally (Rani Mukherjee), the protagonist and a blind, deaf child, born to an Anglo-Indian family who is seen having a hard time dealing with their daughter. Michelle becomes an angry little girl as she grows up. Her parents are on the verge of giving up and sending her to an asylum when they meet
Dangerous Minds (1995)
Dangerous Minds is an adaptation of LouAnne Johnson's autobiographical book, "My Posse Don't Do Homework". The movie dwells on how the protagonist, LouAnne Johnson, a teacher at Parkmont High School, tries to goad her students towards academic studies by resorting to unconventional methods of teaching. Although her radical approach invites the wrath of the school principal, she succeeds
Freedom Writers (2007)
Adaptation of erin Gruwell's book, The Freedom Writers Diary, the film Freedom Writers is a touching tale of twenty-three year old erin Gruwel, who takes up her first job as a teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School and how she engages her class, consisting of "at risk" students, in academics. The movie portrays the courage of a sensitive teacher, who makes all attempts to overcome
Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting narrates the story of Will Hunting and how he comes to terms with his life and the choices available to him. The movie talks about the life of a gifted man who, owing to his own insecurities and fears, does not want the greatness that others around him can obviously notice; he chooses to stand low because he is stricken by childhood trauma and refuses
Bertrand Russell rightly said "No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine desire to impart to them what he believes to be of value." The story of 'Sir' revolves around this concept. You might also have had wonderful teachers who played an important role in your life, molding you into what you are today. Such teachers
Taare Zameen Par
'Taare Zameen Par' is a Bollywood film, released in 2007, directed and produced by Aamir Khan and written by Amole Gupte. The film features Darsheel Zafary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Tanay Chheda, Vipin Sharma and Sachet engineer as the lead characters. This movie highlights the life of eight year old Ishaan who is suffering from dyslexia.
The Great Debaters
The 2007 drama film, 'The Great Debaters' was directed and co-produced by, two time academy award winner, Denzel Washington and produced by Harpo Productions. Based on a true story against the backdrop of the 1930's, the movie highlights the sheer injustice and discrimination faced by the African Americans. The film narrates the story of a mercurial coach who went