It's Teachers' Day, and there's no better way to celebrate it than to recall the amazing performances of our favourite actors/actresses who have taken up the role of teachers and moved us with their acts.
Having said that, the Kollywood industry has a plethora of actors who have portrayed a teacher's role with finesse, leaving an indelible mark in our hearts. Let us look back at these actors who have made us connect with them due to their stellar performances, bringing the characters to life!
Samuthirakani in ‘Saattai’
Penned and directed by M Anbazhagan, Samuthirakani's portrayal of a school teacher in ‘Saatai’ was a departure from his previous roles and showed his versatility as an actor. The character he played was a positive influence on the students and helped them overcome their challenges.
Kamal Hassan in ‘Nammavar’
Directed by KS Sethumadhavan, 'Nammavar' features Kamal Haasan and Gautami in the lead roles. His role as a college professor who fights against drug usage among students in 'Nammavar' is indeed commendable. The film also features a talented supporting cast, including Gautami, Nagesh, Karan, Senthil, Kovai Sarala, and Srividya. Directed by KS Sethumadhavan, 'Nammavar' is a classic film that is still remembered and cherished by many audiences.
Jyotika in ‘Raatchasi’
Directed by Sy Gowthamraj, Jyotika was able to impress the audience with her portrayal of Headmistress Geetha Rani, a brave and bold teacher who transforms a poorly managed school into one of the best in the state. Her dialogue delivery and body language were noteworthy and helped her to connect with the audience. 'Kaaka Kaaka' was another movie in which Jyotika played the role of a teacher, albeit a smaller one. It's always exciting to see actors take on challenging roles and deliver memorable performances.
Vimal in 'Vaagai Sooda Vaa’
'Vaagai Sooda Vaa' is a must-watch for anyone who values education and is interested in the challenges faced by educators in rural areas.
The flick tells the story of a young man named Veluthambi, played by Vimal, who is a village school teacher. He is passionate about educating the children in his village, and he takes it upon himself to ensure that every child gets access to education, regardless of their social and economic status. However, he faces several challenges in his mission, including opposition from parents who do not see the value in education, and interference from politicians who have their agenda.
The film received critical acclaim for its powerful storytelling and brilliant performances by the cast. It also won several awards, including the National Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.
Dhanush in ‘Vaathi’
The film revolves around Balamurugan's fight against corrupt practices and the education mafia in the industry. As the flick exposes the dark side of the education system in the country, where education is treated as a business rather than a basic necessity. Balamurugan's character is portrayed as an upstanding man who is determined to fight against corrupt practices and provide education to the underprivileged.
'Vaathi' is a powerful film that takes a critical look at the education system in the country. It highlights the challenges faced by those who are committed to improving the education system and emphasizes the importance of education as a basic necessity.
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