We SO Wish We Had These Teachers In Our Schools

We think of most teachers as strict and unapproachable generally. We fail to gather enough courage to go and speak with our teachers about why, honestly, we failed to finish our homework. How often does a teacher really take out time from their busy schedule and sit and talk to us?

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It’s that time of the year again when we feel heartfelt gratitude for the ones whom we cursed in classrooms and mocked behind their backs– our teachers. It’s a special day for all teachers nationwide. Schools will have children performing special songs and dances for their teachers, no classes will be held, sweets will be distributed and students will be thrilled.

Yes, we took our teachers for granted. We didn’t listen to them then but now, as we’ve grown up and moved on in life to face the real world, we are reminded of all the lessons that our teachers gave us. But you know, there would always be some teachers who, let’s be honest, weren’t as thoughtful as they should have been.

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We wished they had not humiliated us in front of the whole class for making a small mistake. We wished they had told us that it’ll be all right instead of putting pressure which would always take the better of us and make us gloomy and hate school. In short, we wished we had these teachers in our school:

Johnny Matthew (Nagesh Kukunoor) from Rocksford 

A sports teacher who doesn’t just whistle and shout… NO, you think? You’ve gotta watch Rocksford and see this amazing sports teacher who doesn’t only build your physical strength but your mental strength too. I mean, which teacher sets you up for a date with a person you’re crushing on?

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Vincent Sir (Vinay Pathak) from Hip Hip Hurray!

A teacher who holds classes outside of the monotonous classrooms, Vinay Pathak, who plays the role of an English teacher, is as romantic as a teacher as his lessons of Shakespeare are.

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Ram Shankar Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) from Taare Zameen Par

Nikumbh is such a teacher who looks beyond a weak student’s notebook mistakes. He figures out what the real problem is, and isn’t that what we all want- To be understood? A teacher who pushes you to live your worth, do what you do best instead of pressurising you to fetch good marks, is not one that we come across often.

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Raj Aryan (Shahrukh Khan) in Mohabbatein

How many times have you witnessed a teacher who pushes you to break rules (as baseless as they are)? Don’t we all wish for a teacher who would tell us to run out of the school premises just to show that conforming to baseless stuff is not logical? And it’s for all that that we love Raj sir from Mohabbatein.

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(Republished from Being Indian)

Yeah, you can call it a review of TEACHERS. 😛

 

Why you should not watch Ki & Ka

“I would like some realism please.”

“Sorry Ma’am, we cannot offer that cause we lack it big time.”

That’s precisely the response you’d get from Ki and Ka. It’s a case of severe metaphor-fail and you can see it’s disappointing repercussions in the new Kit Kat ad featuring Ki (Kareena Kapoor) and Ka (Arjun Kapoor) besides the film itself.

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Despite being a film that aims to promote the fresh idea of a progressive ‘housemaker’ man who is wedded to a working woman, Ki and Ka fails to bring about an impacting message. The over-the-top unrealistic dialogues, screenplay and acting smothers the message to a painful death, much to the extent of irking me.

The only ‘R Balki’ trait that I found in the film was Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s cameo which served the purpose that salt would serve in tea- it just didn’t make sense. Not only the film was bad (read intolerable, at most instances), the music was no less a sucker. I mean, what’s a film without hum-worthy songs?

Ki and Ka was unnecessarily dragged into double conflict resolved with the obviously and extremely annoying happy ending (I’m sure you’ll know why extremely annoying after watching it). Kareena acted too bad in Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon but this film struck as a more annoying one than that even though the actors did pretty well excluding Swaroop Sampat who played Kia’s mother. Now I’m sure you can imagine the impending two-hour-horror if you’ve booked tickets for this one.

Watched it already? Do share your thoughts in the comments.


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When I watched the Koyla Burn

What happens when an ideal hero like Shahrukh Khan and his sidekick like Johnny Lever (only to add a tinge of not-so-funny comedy) indulge in a fight against infamous characters of Amrish Puri and Ranjeet (the accomplice) with their sidekicks and a damsel caught in the vortex? Koyla is produced.

Does the plot remind you of some other film?

I’ll give you a hint- Two Heroes, two maidens, sidekicks (the same ones) and the lechers (the SAME ONES), vengeance and a Maa full of conviction. Yes! Koyla looks like an abridged version of Karan Arjun sans the Maa and big brother.

Now I will take a moment to commend Amrish Puri. He deploys his lecherous tactics to his full capacity in spite of being hampered by old age. All that testosterone does not seem to wither, really. And of course, his remarkable dialogue ‘Bloody Phool’ is to watch out for!

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Anyway besides the lavish Mahal, the oppressive Raja, the hero and sidekicks; a lot of things are similar.

The songs seem almost corresponding to Karan Arjun and so does the objectification of women. I wonder why no one ever objected to that overtly insensitive way of portraying females, be it focussing on the bosom or possessing the girls. And why in the hell are those unnecessary item numbers there?!

Although Gauri (Madhuri Dixit) falls in love with Shankar by a mere glance at his photograph to the extent of imagining a five-minute song with the dumb guy, she shows a sense of logic in certain instances in the film.

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She clearly opposes the idea of marrying someone without seeing them and also abides by her principles. However, she forgets that a lot is to be considered apart from a prospective groom’s pretty face. Sigh!

Moreover, she proves her badass nature by not uttering a single word of the highly patriarchal prayer that clearly suggests that her life is only worthwhile if her husband is kept at the pinnacle of it, which the Pandit urges her to chant.

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It seems like they did not want the heroine to overpower the hero’s charm so they contained her ability in a bottle and let out only little hints of it throughout the film.

Well, the film is good for a one-time-nonserious-kinda-watch. Even if you doze off midway and wake up towards the end, you’ll miss only unnecessary drama, I assure.

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Watch Koyla here: vidsshare.com