Director Milind Ukey, who is readying for the release of Paathshala, feels that his film about the ailments afflicting the Indian education system will prove to be an eye-opener in many ways and bring about a change in the perception towards children.
"Paathshala is a movie centering aroud the children, the Indian education system and its shortcomings. It has a strong message. We feel that the perception of parents, school authorities and government may change towards children after watching this movie," Ukey told PTI here.
"The movie deals with contemporary and socially relevant issues regarding children, their academic pressures, their problems.. Their fears among other things. I hope Paathshala will be a wake up call for all of us," he said.
The director said that present education system has become commercialised and focused on profit-making rather than imparting knowledge.
"While we were carrying out our research we found that at on one side the government talks about Right To Education but on the other side children are being removed from school for not paying the fees, ill-treated and abused by teachers. The education system has become more money-minded," he said.
Produced and written by Bollywood choreographer Ahmed Khan,' the film stars Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia and Nana Patekar in main roles, and releases on April 16.