10 Teachers From Tamil Cinema We Love

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Kamal Haasan in Nammavar

Kamal Haasan’s inspiring history professor Selvam, doubles up as the vice principal of the college in the 1994 film.

Vijay in Master

Even before you get to see the kind of professor Vijay’s JD turns out to be in Master (2021)you begin liking him.

Samuthirakani in Saattai

In a system where ranks and marks decide everything, Samuthirakani’s Dayalan supports students irrespective of what their answer sheets have to say in the 2012 film.

Samuthirakani in Amma Kanakku

If Dayalan in Saatai is a teacher who adored by students, his character Ranganathan in Amma Kanakku (2016) is a stand-in for the typical math teacher you admire because of their sheer sincerity.

Amala Paul in Pasanga 2

Amala Paul’s Venbaa in Pasanga 2 gives us a sneak peek into a utopian education system. Without the help of books or standard subjects, Venbaa creates a fun classroom experience for her students. 

Jyothika in Raatchasi

Jyothika is Geetha Rani in Raatchasi (2019), a middle-aged woman who takes up the role of a headmistress in a poorly run school.

Vimal in Vaagai Sooda Vaa

Vimal’s Veluthambi makes an entire village understand the value of education in Vaagai Sooda Vaa (2011).

Jayam Ravi in Peranmai

Jayam Ravi is Dhruvan, a tribal forest guard, who is also a trainer at an NCC camp for female cadets.

Sneha in Haridas

When Sivadas (Kishore), a cop, finds out that his son, Haridas, is autistic, his world is turned upside down, and he struggles to come to terms with it.

Nadhiya in Pattaalam

Nadhiya’s Daisy in Pattaalam, is a school correspondent who exhibits fine balance as a teacher. She punishes her students but also showers them with love when needed.