6 Bollywood Films About Indian Education System

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3 Idiots (2009) - Prime Video

Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, 3 Idiots is a comedy-drama that critiques the pressure and competition in the Indian education system. It follows three friends at an engineering college and challenges societal expectations regarding success and career choices.

Stanley Ka Dabba (2011) - YouTube

Directed by Amole Gupte, this film revolves around a schoolboy who doesn't bring a lunch box (dabba) to school. The movie sheds light on the discrimination faced by students based on their socio-economic backgrounds and highlights the importance of compassion in the education system.

Chalk N Duster (2016) - N/A

Directed by Jayant Gilatar, this film explores the struggles of teachers in the Indian education system. It focuses on the commercialization of education, the pressure on teachers, and the need for a more student-centric approach.

Hichki (2018) - Prime Video

Directed by Siddharth P. Malhotra, Hichki tells the story of a woman with Tourette's syndrome who aspires to become a teacher. The film addresses the challenges of teaching and learning with disabilities, promoting inclusivity in the education system.

Super 30 (2019) - Disney+ Hotstar

This film is based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar, who provides free coaching and mentoring to economically backward students for the IIT entrance exam. The film highlights the disparities in the education system and the importance of equal opportunities for all.

Hindi Medium (2017) - N/A

This heartwarming comedy-drama portrays the struggles of a couple from a modest background as they navigate the challenges of securing admission for their daughter in an elite English-medium school, shedding light on the societal obsession with English education and the disparities in the Indian schooling system. 

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