In pictures: Back to school with Bollywood

Updated: 18 January, 2016 12:46 IST
  • In pictures: Back to school with Bollywood
    'Chalk N Duster': The film depicts the story of two teachers - Vidya (Shabana Azmi) and Jyoti (Juhi Chawla) - who share passion and love for teaching. However, when Kamini Gupta (Divya Dutta) gets appointed as the principal, the fate of the school administration witnesses a detrimental change. The film also stars Richa Chadha, Jackie Shroff, Girish Karnad, Zarina Wahab, Sameer Soni and Aarya Babbar, among others. Pic/Santa Banta
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    'Gippi': Karan Johar's latest offering to drama fans is 'Gippi' which is a story of an overweight 14-year-old girl Gippi dealing with changes that are characteristic to adolescence. The movie addresses teenage issues like first crush, heartbreak, bullying, fad culture and other such conflicts that every Indian audience will connect with
  • In pictures: Back to school with Bollywood
    'Rockford': Nagesh Kukunoor took the viewers on a trip down the memory lane with this film about a 13-year-old boy who learns to fend for himself in a boys' boarding school. The film narrated the transformation of this boy from a naive, innocent, scared teenager into a confident individual. The film has a heartwarming song dedicated to friendship - 'Yaaron'
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    'Stanley Ka Dabba': The film brings with it a nostalgia of sorts-the school lunch-break, a sense of selflessness and simple pleasures of school life. Though a non-mainstream, low-budget film, 'Stanley Ka Dabba' was a breath of fresh air. The pursuit of the school children to escape form the eyes of a school-teacher (Amol Gupte) who ate all their food, and be able to share it with Stanley, their friend who does not have a dabba of his own is something that tugs the heartstrings
  • In pictures: Back to school with Bollywood
    'Taare Zameen Par': Aamir Khan, in this tale of a dyslexic 8-year-old boy Ishaan Awasthi (Darsheel Safary), made a breakthrough attempt to spread awareness about issues faced by special children. An entertaining yet enlightening film, the story spoke volumes of how a child is robbed off his childhood by insensitive parents who expect their kids to excel in academics no matter what. The movie struck a chord with all sorts of audience across all strata of society
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    'Chillar Party': A carefree and fearless gang of kids go all out to save a dog from the clutches of a big bad politician. The film exudes innocence through kids who have the determination to move mountains. Through the plot of self sufficient kids helping a cleaner boy save his pet dog, the film conveys the message of erasing the class divide. The film concluded with an item number by Ranbir Kapoor which became very popular, 'Tai tai fish'
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    'Paathshaala': The film highlighted the shortcomings of the Indian education system. Besides the star cast of Shahid Kapoor and Ayesha Takia, the film had child artists like Swini Khara and Avika Gor who are making it big in the television industry these days. Pic/Santa Banta
  • In pictures: Back to school with Bollywood
    'Udaan': A positive tale of a 17-year-old boy called Rohan who wants to become a writer but meets obstacles on his way in the form of an abusive stern father. Though forced to work in his father's steel factory and study engineering against his wishes, he strives to forge his own life out of the given circumstances and pursue his dream of being a writer. Debutante Rajat Barmecha who played Rohan in the film was even nominated for a Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male
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    'Raanjhanaa': Though much information about the Sonam Kapoor, Dhanush starrer isn't yet made public, we got a glimpse of the leads sporting school uniforms on the sets. While the picture does remind us of our school days, we wonder how well the two would pull off a juvenile look at such a mature age
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    'Student Of The Year': Another romantic comedy by Karan Johar fits this category as it reminds us of teenage love, heartbreak, peer pressure, classroom stress and buddy bonding. The film could not be called the film of the year, but it was definitely a hit especially with the young crowd with its lavish appearances and catchy numbers. The film marked the entry of debutants Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra in Bollywood
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With Juhi Chawla and Shabana Azmi's classroom drama 'Chalk N Duster' releasing this week, we look at Bollywood films that will take you back to school times...

First Published: 14 January, 2016 09:41 IST