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Teacher's Day Special: Model Teachers In Tamil Films

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Teachers play a very important role in building up the career of a student. A successful person in the world will be guided by a teacher, who can also be called as a 'God Father' in other terms. Teacher (Guru) helps the student to know everything about the field and he can understand his mind more than their parents do. Teachers can be strict, they can be fun, and they can touch people's lives in many ways. 

Kollywood has seen the teachers, who mentored their students on and off screen.Ace director K Balachandran is looked up as guru by superstar Rajinikanth and Ullaganayangan Kamal Hassan. Even after they gain star status in the industry, there are many artists in Kollywood, who still consider K Balachandran as their guru.

Tamil cinema industry have given many colourful movies, which talks about teacher and student relationship. Tamil movies like Sundara Kandam, Indru Poi Naalai Vaa, Kadhalar Dhinam and Nanban have portrayed the teachers in a different way.

Few directors have showed that the teachers play a very important role in creating healthy environment in society in their movies.

Click on slides to view the movies, which talks about teacher-student relationship...


Kamal Hassan played the role of a vice-principal of a college in Nammavar. He saves his college students from being an anti-social elements.


The movie did not only influence Tamil audience, but also other language movie makers. It was remade in Telugu as Tagore and in Kannada as Vishnusena. Vijayakanth played the role of a college professor, who rebels against the corruption with the help of his students.

Vaagai Sooda Vaa

Actor Vimal played the role of a government school teacher, who will preach the essence of eduction to the village people and motivates them to send their children to school.


Samuthikarani played the lead role in the movie. He also played the government school teacher, who will be unhappy with the inequality between the private and government schools education system.


Jayaparaksah played the roles of a school teacher, who will be hated by his own son. He looks up to his students as his own children and develops good manners in them.

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