On September 5 every year, India celebrates Teachers’ Day in the memory of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was the first Vice-President and second President of the country.
Bollywood hasn’t been far from portraying the guru-shishya bond on the big screen from time to time.
On Teacher’s Day 2020, here are our top 5 Hindi films involving an interesting teacher-student relationship
Shah Rukh Khan’s portrayal of Raj Aryan Malhotra, a violin teacher, is remembered for his pro-love stance. He helps his three students Sameer (Jugal Hansraj), Vicky (Uday Chopra) and Karan (Jimmy Shergill) help win the hearts of the girls they’re in love with.
Main Hoon Na (2004)
Sushmita Sen in her chiffon sarees and svelte figure as Chandni, the Chemistry professor, played every student’s dream in Farah Khan’s Main Hoon Na.
Taare Zameen Par (2007)
Directed by Aamir Khan, the film had him also play art teacher Ram Shankar Nikumbh who helps his eight-year-old student Ishaan Nandkishore Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) overcome dyslexia. The movie about despair and hope is iconic.
Chak De! India (2007)
Shah Rukh Khan as a teacher again! He plays hockey coach Kabir Khan who helps and motivates the national women’s hockey team to excel and in the process exorcises his own demons.
Shahid Kapoor played an English teacher Rahul Udyavar, who raises his voice against the atrocities of the school’s management.