Teachers' Day: Meet your favourite teacher from the movies

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Chupke Chupke: This Teachers' Day, here's some of the best loved films featuring teachers in pivotal roles. Among the many films that sealed Dharmendra's status as a multi-dimensional actor was Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Chupke Chupke (1975) where as Professor Parimal Tripathi, Dharmendra fools his brother-in-law into believing that he is a driver by profession.

Chupke Chupke: This Teachers' Day, here's some of the best loved films featuring teachers in pivotal roles. Among the many films that sealed Dharmendra's status as a multi-dimensional actor was Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Chupke Chupke (1975) where as Professor Parimal Tripathi, Dharmendra fools his brother-in-law into believing that he is a driver by profession.

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Parichay: This Gulzar directed film based on Bengali novel Rangeen Uttarain, has Jeetendra playing a tutor to five children and who, in turn, helps bridge the gap between the kids and their disciplinarian grandfather, played by Ashok Kumar.

Parichay: This Gulzar directed film based on Bengali novel Rangeen Uttarain, has Jeetendra playing a tutor to five children and who, in turn, helps bridge the gap between the kids and their disciplinarian grandfather, played by Ashok Kumar.

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Black: Among the best works of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Black (2005), has Amitabh Bachchan playing an unforgiving yet immensely dedicated teacher to a blind and deaf girl, who later develops Alzheimer's disease. The film is said to be loosely based on the Miracle Worker.

Black: Among the best works of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Black (2005), has Amitabh Bachchan playing an unforgiving yet immensely dedicated teacher to a blind and deaf girl, who later develops Alzheimer's disease. The film is said to be loosely based on the Miracle Worker.

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Dead Poets Society: One of the best films to be made students-teacher relationship is Dead Poets Society (1989). It stars the late Robin Williams who plays a caring teacher to his students in a conservative institution, inspiring them to follow their dreams.

Dead Poets Society: One of the best films to be made students-teacher relationship is Dead Poets Society (1989). It stars the late Robin Williams who plays a caring teacher to his students in a conservative institution, inspiring them to follow their dreams.

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Mera Naam Joker: By his own confession, this movie was the closest to Raj Kapoor's heart. Mera Naam Joker (1970) is the story of Raju, from boyhood to adulthood as he falls in love with his teacher, a ballerina from Russia and an orphaned girl respectively. The scenes where as a teenage boy he clandestinely watches his teacher Mary in her private moments has often been hotly debated.

Mera Naam Joker: By his own confession, this movie was the closest to Raj Kapoor's heart. Mera Naam Joker (1970) is the story of Raju, from boyhood to adulthood as he falls in love with his teacher, a ballerina from Russia and an orphaned girl respectively. The scenes where as a teenage boy he clandestinely watches his teacher Mary in her private moments has often been hotly debated.

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Sir: This Mahesh Bhatt helmed film (1993) features Naseeruddin Shah as a teacher who gives a meaning and purpose to a gangster's daughter (Pooja Bhatt) with a stammering problem.

Sir: This Mahesh Bhatt helmed film (1993) features Naseeruddin Shah as a teacher who gives a meaning and purpose to a gangster's daughter (Pooja Bhatt) with a stammering problem.

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Mohabbatein: This Aditya Chopra directed film (2000) had a host of newbies with Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan playing teachers. The central track is about different approaches to teacher-student relationship, with Bachchan as a believer in discipline and SRK's mantra being one of befriending his students.

Mohabbatein: This Aditya Chopra directed film (2000) had a host of newbies with Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan playing teachers. The central track is about different approaches to teacher-student relationship, with Bachchan as a believer in discipline and SRK's mantra being one of befriending his students.

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Desi Boyz: Yet another film (2011) that scores high on the hotness factor, this movie has a sizzling and hot Chitrangada Singh playing economic teacher to a brawny Akshay Kumar.

Desi Boyz: Yet another film (2011) that scores high on the hotness factor, this movie has a sizzling and hot Chitrangada Singh playing economic teacher to a brawny Akshay Kumar.

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Main Hoon Na: This Farah Khan starrer has one of the most charming images of a teacher by way Chandni (played by Sushmita Sen), the chemistry teacher in the school where Major Ram Prasad Sharma has come to study as decoy to protect his senior's daughter and also protect the nation against anti-national characters.

Main Hoon Na: This Farah Khan starrer has one of the most charming images of a teacher by way Chandni (played by Sushmita Sen), the chemistry teacher in the school where Major Ram Prasad Sharma has come to study as decoy to protect his senior's daughter and also protect the nation against anti-national characters.

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Do Dooni Char: A Habib Faisal directed film (2010) sees '70s actor Rishi Kapoor playing a teacher. Life is tough and with his middle class existence he must try and fulfill the desires of two children and his wife. But the desire to buy a car and to graduate from a scooter comes as a price.

Do Dooni Char: A Habib Faisal directed film (2010) sees '70s actor Rishi Kapoor playing a teacher. Life is tough and with his middle class existence he must try and fulfill the desires of two children and his wife. But the desire to buy a car and to graduate from a scooter comes as a price.

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Student of the Year: A musical from Dharma stable, the film (2012) has Rishi Kapoor and Rohit Roy playing teachers in a high school. There's much mirth and low-brow humour as Rishi Kapoor, playing a teacher who is gay, keeps hitting on Ronit Roy, the sports teacher.

Student of the Year: A musical from Dharma stable, the film (2012) has Rishi Kapoor and Rohit Roy playing teachers in a high school. There's much mirth and low-brow humour as Rishi Kapoor, playing a teacher who is gay, keeps hitting on Ronit Roy, the sports teacher.

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