Teachers Day Special - Bollywood’s Top 5 Teachers

This song from the 50’s classic movie JAGRITI (1954) till dates remains Bollywood’s best tribute to teachers. September 5, marks Teachers Day, which the government has renamed as Guru Utsav and is celebrating with fervor with our honorable Prime Minster Narendra Modi addressing the nation. Raaga.Com too celebrates the day and takes a look at Top 5 Best Teachers of Bollywood

Abhi Bhattacharya: The younger generation may have forgotten this actor but he played the upright teacher in Nitin Bose directed movie JAGRITI (1954). The movie beautifully brought home the message that children can be taught better with love than corporal punishment. The songs of this movie are even hit today. 

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Vinod Khanna: The young and handsome Vinod Khanna in the movie IMTIHAN (1974) acted as professor who quits his father’s lucrative business to serve education. Through love and compassion he reforms the rowdy students of the college Adarsh Mahavidyalya. The movie was inspired by Hollywood movie TO SIR, WITH LOVE ( 1967) and was huge hit. 

Jeetendra: Eminent director Gulzar turned Jumping Jack Jeetendra in to a simple and sober teacher in his movie PARICHAY (1972). As a teacher, Jeetendra inculcates virtues and values in the disobedient five grandchildren of Rai Sahab (Pran) and successfully develops love between grandfather and grandchildren. The movie established Gulzar as a director par excellence. 

Amitabh Bachchan: Director Prakash Jha in his film AARAKSHAN casted Amitabh Bachchan as an idealistic teacher who resigns as a principal due to the controversial policy of caste based reservations in Indian government jobs and educational institutions. Later he privately teaches underprivileged students. The movie was widely appreciated for portraying a sensitive issue. 

Aamir Khan: As a drawing teacher in TAARE ZAMEEN PAR, Aamir Khan, brings out the creative talent of an eight-year-old Ishaan (Darsheel Safary), who is discarded as a duffer by his teachers and explores a new world of triumph for the young child. 

Aamir Khan, who also produced and directed the movie beautifully, brought home the bitter truth about the learning disorder called dyslexic. The film gave many parents the courage to accept the reality of dyslexic and gave them the message to develop other hidden talents in such children.

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