We woke up this morning to see #8YearsOfChakDeIndia trending on Twitter. It remains one of the most engaging, heartfelt, and inspiring underdog sport movies in Bollywood history. Here’s why SRK from Chak De India is one of our all-time favourite Bollywood teachers!
Sushmita Sen in Main Hoon Na
She taught us that teachers CAN be hot. She also taught us that teachers who teach Chemistry can also have good chemistry in their romantic lives. Sushmita made being nerdy, sexy.
Boman Irani in 3 Idiots
He taught us that writing with two hands simultaneously is humanly possible. He redefined the term ‘strict’, but when the time came, he also acknowledged that there is not a ‘me’, but an ‘us’ in genius.
Shah Rukh Khan in Mohabbatein
Probably the most love-sick teacher there could be, he taught us that it’s perfectly okay to fall in love, even if it’s on school premises. He taught us how to sing, play, dance and revel in the idea of pure, ever-lasting love, even with a ghost. 🙂
Aamir Khan in Taare Zameen Par
Other teachers loathed him because oh his irreverence and unconventionality but by the end of the movie, he left everyone in tears.
Amitabh Bachchan in Black
If courage was to take the form of a human, it would have to be Amitabh Bachchan in Black. He taught us that the colour black is not a colour that represents sorrow or remorse, but a color that represents knowledge.
Rishi Kapoor in Student Of The Year
Probably the only gay principal there has ever been on celluloid, Rishi Kapoor taught us that yes, principals can be cool, naughty and as equally in love with John Abraham as their female students in 8th grade.
Shah Rukh Khan in Chak De India!
He taught us that the world can change in 70 minutes. He reminded us that there is no bigger force than belief and determination. All this without spreading his arms and singing a song.
Archana Puran Singh in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Ms. Braganza taught us that it’s not only okay for college girls but also their teachers to wear short skirts on the campus. Also when you play the right song, even teachers cannot stop themselves from getting their groove on and bringing the house down! 😉
Which was your favourite moment from the epic Chak De India? Post your thoughts in the comments section below!