Teaching is a prestigious and important job where a person has to do some sacrifice in order to create a better society. Right after parents, it is teachers who mold a student’s mind and turn them into responsible citizens. Here are some movies that glorify teachers and the profession as a whole.


Kamal Haasan never fails to choose the most unique subjects and make a movie out of it. Nammavar deals with college life, how he finds good even in bad situations and inspire his students to follow the righteous path.


Such a strong and bold depiction of teacher played by Samuthirakani made Saatai one of the most iconic films of all time. The entire movie revolves around a school and the students’ emotions.

Vaagai Sooda Vaa

There couldn’t be a better way to make a period flick out of the life of a teacher and his decision to teach underprivileged students in a Chenga Choolai. He says no to a stable government job to educate the children, directed by Sargunam.


A socially driven movie about how a college professor gets his students going to make about a change and finally surrenders to the law, so as to set a good example for his students.


Director Thangar Bachchan does an able job of depicting the emotions associated with a school, their teachers and how it turns out when they grow up.