Teachers’ Day Special: Bollywood films that were a perfect tribute to teachers

Instagram: Hichki The Film
Instagram: Hichki The Film

“There are no bad students, only bad teachers,” says Naina Mathur (Rani Mukerji) in Hichki and we quite agree with her. Teachers play a very important part in our lives. It is said that after parents it’s the teachers who are responsible for the development of a child’s personality. We often forget our teachers, but time and again Bollywood has reminded us of the importance of a teacher in our lives.

Today, let’s look at the list of Bollywood films that were a perfect tribute to teachers…


A Teacher is not someone who just teaches us in school, but also someone who teaches us how to live life. In Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black, Amitabh Bachchan played a teacher to Rani Mukerji’s character who is blind, deaf and mute in the film. The movie beautifully showcased how Big B’s character trains a blind, deaf and mute girl who one day she becomes a graduate.

Taare Zameen Par

We all had a teacher who knew are strengths and weaknesses. While of course getting good marks was important, that teacher always pushed us to do what we were good at. Ram Shankar Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) from Taare Zameen Par reminded us of that teacher. He very well understood the strength of Ishaan (Darsheel Safary) and explained to his parents that their kid suffers from dyslexia.

Chalk N Duster

Many of you might have not seen this movie, but Chalk N Duster is a perfect tribute to our teachers. It showcased the harsh reality of money-minded education system and Shabana Azmi and Juhi Chawla gave fantastic performances in it. After watching this movie, we are sure each and everyone will call their teachers.


A teacher suffering from Tourette Syndrome, well something that is quite difficult to digest. But as Rani aka Naina ma’am says, ‘Tourette is in my speech, not in my intellect.’ Well, Hichki was not just about a girl overcoming her weaknesses but it also showcased a beautiful relationship that a teacher shares with her students.

Super 30

Last in the list, we have Super 30 which is based on the life of Anand Kumar. He is truly an inspirational figure and watching his story on the big screen was an amazing experience. Hrithik portrayed the role of Anand Kumar to T in the film.