It’s Teacher’s Day today! A day when we recollect school days, connect with our mentors and miss the bittersweet memories with our teachers. Let’s talk about a few filmi professors! These are the brilliantly played characters that totally reminded us of our school and college days. Dharma Productions has given us several teacher-figures who left a lasting impression on our minds.
Our beloved principal Mr. Malhotra (Anupam Kher) in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai portrayed the image of a friendly and fun-loving college principal. This amicable teacher loved his students and always failed at his attempt to be strict with the spoilt brats. However, the flamboyant Ms. Briganza (Archana Puran Singh) kept the college pepped-up and entertained. She was the Miss-high-heel-and-short-skirt of the college who was admired by every boy, including Mr. Malhotra! I’m sure we’ve all had such funny and glitzy teachers in our lives.
Another kind of teacher is the guy who is strict and has a veiled concern. Dean Yogendra Vashisht (Rishi Kapoor) in Student Of The Year is the perfect example of that. He will scold you, challenge you, warn you, shout at you, but he means well. That is why when he falls sick and lies on his death bed, all his students come running for a glimpse of him. Dean was someone who prepared his students for the competitive world. Haven’t our school and college teachers always strived to do that for us?
Some other inspirational teachers from Dharma movies include David (Akshay Kumar), a physics teacher, in Brothers and Coach Shah (Ronit Roy), a sports teacher, in Student Of The Year. These characters were brought to life by amazing actors and a great storyline. They are reel-life teachers who made us miss our real-life teachers.