Hindi film industry has idolised a mother, father, daughter, lover and every human relation in movies. They also didn’t forget to idolise the relationship of a student and a teacher, a relationship which is pure and inspirational in every sense. Movies like Taare Zameen Par, Black, Mohabbatein, 3 Idiots, Chak De India, Dangal among others gave us the perfect mentors on screen.
This Teacher’s Day we try to compile a list of actors who donned the avatar of teachers on screen and gave fans their favourite on-screen teachers.
1. Aamir Khan in Dangal
Mr Perfectionist of Bollywood, who played Mahavir Singh Phogat in the sports biopic film, was a father and coach to daughters Geeta and Babita. It was his mentorship which made his daughters bring laurels to the country. He was strict and he cared least when he taught them wrestling antics. More than a father, he was their guide and a mentor who wanted nothing but the best.
But, there was another side too, which was emotional and soft. He massaged the feet of his student-daughters without letting them know and fought with the coach of Geeta when he doubted her capabilities. He was shrewd on the face to make them face the world but inside he was a loving teacher who wished success for his students.
2. Shah Rukh Khan in Chak De
The ‘king of romance’ was seen in the role of a tough and inspiring hockey coach in Chak De India. He was strict and a disciplinarian but only to make the world know that girls can not only play Hockey but can also represent their country on an international platform. He instilled the qualities of team spirit in 16 girls from a varied background in the movie and his ’70 minute’ speech connected with fans across India. He might be “Aurangzeb” for them but he taught them to conquer the world.
3. Amitabh Bachchan in Black
In Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black, Amitabh Bachchan played an eccentric Debraj Sahai who gives hope to a deaf, blind and mute girl played by Rani Mukerji. The film revolved around the relationship of a girl (Rani) with her teacher (Amitabh) who himself later develops Alzheimer’s disease.