Education has become an important part of everyone’s life especially the students or we can say that the upcoming youngster like you and me. Without education, we are nowhere. For the understanding of the Indian education system, there are many Bollywood movies that are based on it. These education-based movies are really inspiring and motivating. If you watch at least one movie from this list, I will assure you that you will definitely learn something from it. I have compiled a list of the best Bollywood movies based on the education system in India. These movies are somehow directly related to the youth of today’s India. So, that’s the reason, these movies must be watched by everyone, especially the youngsters. Let’s continue with the list:
Bollywood Movies Based on the Education System
1. 3 Idiots (25 December 2009)
3 Idiots is a Bollywood movie based on youngsters and also on the education system. The movie is directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The movie was loosely adapted from the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat and features Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan, Boman Irani, and Kareena Kapoor in a lead role. I refer to this movie as “The best movie” in my whole life. The movie is full of comedy, inspiration, drama, romance, and motivation. 3idiots give a message to all the youngsters that” Go for excellence not for success”.
According to one of the characters in the movie Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad that ” If you are facing any problem, just say All is Well because it gives you the courage to face your problem”. My favorite song from the movie is “Give me some sunshine Give me some rain Give me another chance I wanna grow up once again”. Hey movie lovers, if you have already watched that movie, then share your personal experience with us. Tell me your favorite songs from the movie. Must Watch!!
Watch the trailer: Bollywood movies based on the education system: 3 Idiots
2. Aarakshan (12 August 2011)
Aarakshan (Hindi translation: Reservation) is one of the best Bollywood movies based on the education system in India. The movie is directed by Prakash Jha and stars Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, Deepika Padukone, and Prateik Babbar in the lead role. This movie is based on the caste-based reservations in Indian government jobs and educational institutions.
Prakash Jha had been in charge of hard-hitting movies that trade on issues including society and politics, and last year’s Raajneeti was one of those gathering pieces that struck up close and personal. With Aarakshan he goes up against the caste system in India, one in which many would like not to admit exists, but rather taken other forms such as discrimination, charity, and reservation, depending on which side of the equation one is found standing at.
Aarakshan likewise touches upon corruption that gets set into the education system, where grades do not generally make a difference in admission to a notable institution, but also dependent on how well-heeled, or greasy, one’s system is.
While 3 Idiots addressed the education system as well from the student’s viewpoint tied to a generous dose of comedy, Aarakshan is the more serious in tone counterpart, taking a cold, hard look at the system from the educator’s point of view with an analysis of societal biases. It may not be perfect, but it addresses what it set out to do and leaves the door wide open to provoke a response. Fully Recommended!!
Watch the trailer: Bollywood movies based on the education system: Aarakshan
3. Taare Zameen Par (21 December 2007)
Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth) is one of the best Bollywood movies based on the education system. The movie was directed and produced by Aamir Khan and features Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma, Sachet Engineer, and Tanay Chheda in a lead role. It is that type of movie which every parent and teacher must watch.
4. Nil Battey Sannata (22 April 2016)
Nil Battey Sannata aka The New Classmate (English: Zero Divided by Zero Equals Nothing; slang for “Good For Nothing”) is a movie directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari and starring Swara Bhaskar, Ria Shukla, Ratna Pathak, Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjay Suri in a lead role.
It is exceptionally uncommon that Hindi Cinema these days brings a movie as simple and straightforward as Nil Battey Sannata. The script is the Hero of the film. There are no dull minutes or loopholes in the film. It has its perfect moments which are very much adjusted throughout the film. The writer subtly explores issues like poverty and education alongside a sweet mother n daughter relationship.
Swara Bhaskar absolutely nails it with her acting. You will not find the dialogues, scenes, or acting in the film are forced. From the language to classroom atmosphere to the costumes, everything is realistic and that’s what makes the film real. Every one of the characters in the film has been characterized well and loaned great support to the story. Generally speaking, Nil Battey Sannata is a diamond and should be watched by everyone. Want a light-hearted, entertaining film yet proving a profound message? Go watch the film right away! A MUST-WATCH.
Watch the trailer: Bollywood movies based on the education system: Nil Battey Sannata
5. Chal Chalein (7 August 2009)
Chal Chalein is a movie about academic pressures on children directed by Ujjwal Singh and starring Mithun Chakraborty, Chirag P Ruia, Mukesh Khanna, Rati Agnihotri, Shilpa Shukla, Kanwaljeet Singh in a lead role. In this movie, a student commits suicide because of extreme anxiety over pressure from his parents to get good grades.
The student’s empathetic friends enlist the help of a lawyer named Sanjay to speak up against the parents, the government, and the school system. The case draws national consideration and produces massive public opinion. Recommended!
Watch the movie: Chal Chalein
6. Chalk n Duster (15 January 2016)
Chalk n Duster is a movie about the commercialization of the Indian private education system. The movie was directed by Jayant Gilatar and stars Juhi Chawla, Shabana Azmi, Zarina Wahab, Divya Dutta, Upasana Singh in the lead roles. The movie talks about the communication of teachers and students and also highlights the problem of students and teachers in an educational system that is changing day by day.
This movie is clearly made to deliver a solid message regarding the honor & respect of teachers who make us who we are and play a very important part in the success of one’s career. It likewise tells the world that education which is considered to be a sacred profession should not be made a business. And if we go only with these valid points which the film tries to make, we will definitely say that movies like this still work today, after, all we all live in the relevant society. Must Watch!!
Watch the trailer: Bollywood movies based on the education system: Chalk n Duster
7. Paathshaala (16 April 2010)
Paathshaala (English meaning: School) is one of the best Bollywood movies based on the education system. The movie was directed by Milind Ukey and stars Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, and Nana Patekar in the lead role. The movie is inspired by Marathi’s movie Shaala which was also directed by Milind Ukey. The movie comments on the Indian education system and its shortcomings.
Paathshala is an objective-oriented Hindi movie that touches the core of an education system. The movie tries to demonstrate the reality of the education system in our current society. The movie has attempted to introduce the system of competitive education also.
The Paathshala movie leaves some new questions behind it. Who is responsible for the current education system? Is stress less education possible in the capitalist and competitive society? Audiences should try to discover the answer to these questions after having watched the Paathshala movie. Paathshaala starts a fight against the well-organized system – education system. Recommended!
Watch the trailer: Bollywood movies based on the education system: Paathshaala
8. FALTU (1 April 2011)
F.A.L.T.U (Full Form: Fakirchand and Lakirchand Trust University, English translation: Useless) is a Bollywood movie directed by Remo D’Souza. The movie features Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Jackky Bhagnani, Puja Gupta, Chandan Roy Sanyal, and Angad Bedi in the lead roles. This movie is inspired by the Hollywood comedy movie Accepted (2006). The movie marks the debut of Remo D’Souza as a Bollywood director.
A number of Bollywood movies have appealed a change in our education system with 3 Idiots topping the list. Choreographer Remo D’Souza’s F.A.L.T.U attempts the same. However, the way in which the film tries to convey the message is just too mindless to believe which just takes away the impact of the final outcome.
The biggest plus point of the F.A.L.T.U. is that it gives an important message of allowing youngsters to enter a field in which they are interested. For this, the climax deserves applause. A dance performance at a college festival deserves special mention. So the F.A.L.T.U. is definitely not a faltu movie and should be enjoyed by one and all.
Watch the trailer: Bollywood movies based on the education system: F.A.L.T.U
Do let us know which of these Bollywood movies based on the education system you have already watched? I would love to hear your thoughts, opinions, and continue the discussion! Don’t forget to share this list with your friends on social media like Facebook Google Plus, Twitter, and so on.
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