Bollywood films have thrown light on every sphere of a person’s life. Not only it is popular for making movies on issues of daily life and struggles. But it has also focussed on all the important persons in an individual’s life. A teacher is one of those persons who make a big influence on a person. And so to salute this fact, Bollywood has made numerous teacher movies, which show the eternal bond of a teacher student relationship.

Every Student knows the importance of a teacher in his life. A teacher shapes his character and plays an important role in building the bright future of the student. Teacher’s day is celebrated in schools and colleges to remember the efforts of teachers. And so, the Hindi film industry has chosen this subject to make movies on the lives of teachers. Here is the list of top 10 teacher movies that have been loved by all the people.

Taare Zameen Par

Aamir Khan’s movie Taare Zameen Par is based on the life of an eight-year-old child, who is poor at academics but excellent in art. It was produced and directed by Aamir Khan and taught important lessons regarding handling students. The role of a good teacher was very well defined in the film, and it received excellent reviews from the critics.

Not only the content of the film but also its songs managed to attract a huge number of footfalls to the theaters. It earned a strong collection in the domestic as well as overseas box office. Taare Zameen Par was a satire on the Indian education system and appealed to everyone to treat mentally challenged students nicely.



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Black movie was based on the true story of Helen Keller. It starred Rani Mukherjee and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead roles. The film focused on how a good teacher can make even a student with a disability learn skills. This movie was directed by the famous Bollywood director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Both the actors, Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan, received awards for their acting. Black held well at the box office and earned an excellent amount. It not only performed well in India but also minted an excellent amount in the overseas. Inspired by this movie, its remake was made in Turkey with the name, Benim Dunyam.


Every time, a teacher cannot be fun loving. He needs to be strict as well to shape the student’s future. And this movie captures the strictness and loving nature of 2 different teachers aptly. Mohabbatein movie starred two famous actors, Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. The film was a based on romance, and it also focussed on the right way to keep the students active in the studies. Shahrukh Khan played the role of a music teacher and impressed the students with his way of teaching.

The film grossed an excellent amount of money in its lifetime and emerged as a commercially successful film. It showed education institutions should change their manner of teaching with time. And teachers should try to be a little friendly with their students to make a positive impact on their life.

3 Idiots

3 Idiots pointed out the loopholes in the education system and the wrong method to educate the students. Aamir Khan played the role of an intelligent engineering student and taught the meaning of real education. The dialogue of 3 idiots, “Main toh aapko ye sikha rha tha ki padhate kaise hai” was a taunt on the bad teachers.

Aamir Khan’s film turned out to be one of the most successful films of the year. This movie became the 1st in the Bollywood history to enter the 200 crore club. It became popular among the youth and students went to theaters in large numbers to enjoy the movie. This movie made a strong impact on the minds of students and teachers. It also brought a big change in the mindset of parents.

Munna Bhai MBBS

Munna Bhai MBBS is one of the best teacher movies of Hindi cinema. It starred Sanjay Dutt as the main lead, and it threw light on the wrong behavior of professor with his patients. The flaws in the medical institutions were very well pointed in the film. Not just this, it also became one of the best movies to teach about management.

This movie did a remarkable job at the box office and collected an excellent amount in its pocket. Due to its success, the makers decided to release its second part in the theaters. Not only this film taught what the role of a good teacher is but it also focussed on the need to treat patients with love.


Paathshala revolves around the shortcoming of the education system and its adverse effect on the lives of students. The importance of teacher student relationship in creating a soothing atmosphere in the class is shown in the movie. Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, and Nana Patekar were seen in the main roles.

It was based on a very interesting concept and opened strongly at the box office. However, after doing well in the first week, it could not perform on similar grounds in the second week and earned decently. The songs of the film were hit and the film was inspired by Marathi film, Shaala.

Stanley Ka Dabba

Stanley Ka Dabba was directed by Amole Gupte and the film received positive reviews from the critics. This was a low-budget film and performed averagely at the box office. The success of Taare Zameen Par inspired the director to make a film on students.

The movie showed the poor behavior of school teachers and principles. It focussed on how the school principle controls everything in school according to his rules and also forces the teachers to do so. The negative impact of his behavior on teachers and students is portrayed in the film.

Do Dooni Chaar

The movie revolved around the life of a middle-class underpaid school teacher. How an underpaid teacher fulfills the demands of his family under high inflation is very well portrayed in the film. It also shows the importance of teacher and being an honest citizen.

Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh returned to the screen after 30 years. The duo received a positive response for their acting, and Do Dooni Chaar emerged as a hit at the box office. It not only taught an important lesson but also entertained the audience with its comedy.

Desi Boyz

Desi Boyz starred Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Chitrangadha Singh and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. The film portrayed the effect of the recession on a person’s life. Also, it displayed the misunderstanding between two friends due to their different thinking. Chitrangadha Singh played the role of Akshay Kumar’s teacher and helped him in passing his exams.

The film received mixed reviews from the critics. And Desi Boyz collected a decent amount at the box office. However, the music of the movie became popular and all its songs received positive reviews from the listeners. Also, Sanjay Dutt made a cameo appearance in this film.

Main Hoon Na

Main Hoon Naa starred Shahrukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Amrita Rao, Sunil Shetty and Zayed Khan as the main actors. In this film, Sushmita Sen acted as a Chemistry teacher for college students. Also, Sunil Shetty played the role of a fake teacher for a small interval. This is one of the famous teacher movies of Bollywood.

The film collected a huge amount at the box office and also all its songs became extremely popular among the listeners. Main Hoon Naa contained an element of patriotism, romance, and comedy into it. It entertained every age group of persons and received positive reviews from the critics.

So, this was the list of top 10 teacher movies of Bollywood. Teachers had an important role to play in all these films. For more such interesting lists and box office reports, keep reading BOTY.