Teacher’s Day Special: 8 Most Adorable Teachers Of Telugu Cinema

Teacher’s Day Special: 8 Most Adorable Teachers Of Telugu Cinema

30 May 18 @ 4:09 PM | By Tataji Utukuri

In our culture, teachers have been revered as gods and sometimes they also become our mentors. Teachers play an important role in shaping a student’s career. Whether in our lives or on the silver screen, teachers have transformed our lives. There are a lot of teachers we hate but there some whom we cannot forget for life, they are our inspirations, encouragement and influence. This teacher’s day, let’s celebrate some of the best on-screen teacher portrayals in Telugu Cinema that inspired us and made us understand the efforts our teachers put in to shape our futures.

  1. NTR- Badi Pantulu (1972)

    Badi Pantulu is one of the classic movies of NTR which was released in 1972. The movie was a remake of a Kannada film called School Teacher. The film is about an honest school teacher, who leads life with certain moral values.  After retirement, his children abandon him and sell the house that he and his wife lived in, which was built for him by his students. One of his students who becomes a police officer, buys the house in an auction and gives it back to his master. This student-teacher relationship was beautifully portrayed in this movie. In this film, the value of the student-teacher relationship was shown higher than familial bonds.

    Badi Panthulu
    Badi Panthulu
  2. Venkatesh – Sundarakanda (1992)

    Sundarakanda is a 1992 blockbuster directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. Venkatesh played the role of a Telugu teacher. His character in the movie is that of a soft-spoken teacher who is quite committed to his profession. The movie revolves around his student Roja, and his wife Nanchari. Roja keeps pursuing him professing her love but he rejects her advances. Instead he councils her and helps her see that it is not right for a teacher and student to be romantically involved. The movie was critically acclaimed and well received by family audience due to its sentimental values. It is still remembered as one of the best performances in Venkatesh's entire career.

    Sundarakanda
    Sundarakanda
  3. Chiranjeevi – Master (1997)

    In Master, directed by Suresh Krisna, Chiru did a brilliant job as a super cool lecturer. Rajkumar (Chiranjeevi) is called upon by his old teacher to discipline his students who are out of control. Master Rajkumar agrees and changes the students in a very different manner. Student-teacher relationship was redefined in this movie. This is one of the milestone movies of Chiranjeevi which was well received by the audience and left all students dreaming about a teacher like Master Rajkumar.

    Master
    Master
  4. Kamalinee Mukherjee - Happy Days (2007)

    The Sekhar Kammula directed Happy Days is one of the most popular feel good movies of Tollywood. The emotions and the feelings of the college life is depicted beautifully in the movie. Even though the movie featured all new actors it struck a chord with the audience for its freshness. Kamalinee Mukherjee played the role of an extremely gorgeous and friendly lecturer in the movie. She was also shown as a strict professor who inspires her students to concentrate on their career.

    Happy Days
    Happy Days
  5. Balakrishna - Simha (2010)

    Natasimha Balakrishnna played an Engineering college professor in the movie. With his unique acting style, Balayya brought a new shade to the character. Usually, we see teachers who give the moral lessons but Srimannarayana (Balakrishna) is shown as a practical man who believes in fighting the evil hands on. He exemplifies the qualities of a strong teacher who is willing to help his students beyond the boundaries of college. His character in the movie reminds us of those teachers who never hesitated to go the extra mile for us.

    Balakrishna - Simha (2010)
    Balakrishna - Simha (2010)
  6. Ravi Teja- Mirapakay (2010)

    Mirpakay is an action comedy film starring Ravi Teja in the main lead. In the movie, as a part of an undercover operation, Rishi (Ravi Teja) joins a college as a Hindi lecturer. The classrooms sequences and the comedy timing of Ravi Teja reminds us of our college days. He also falls in love with one of his students and ends up marrying her at the end of the movie. Ravi Teja as a Hindi teacher inspired students to stand against injustice. The movie turned out to be one of the biggest hits in his career.

    Ravi Teja- Mirapakay (2010)
    Ravi Teja- Mirapakay (2010)
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  8. Swathi - Golconda High School (2011)

    Golkonda High school is a sports drama film directed by Mohan Krishna Indraganti. The films features Swathi Reddy and Sumanth in the lead roles. Swathi played the Anjali teacher character who is always supportive to her students. She is cute and soft spoken person who encourages students not only in studies but in extracurricular activities also. Though there were several oppositions regarding the students participating in state cricket tournament, she stands with the team and supports them. She reminds us of the teachers who have encouraged us to take up our passion and strive towards them.

    Swathi
    Swathi
  9. Rajendra Prasad- Onamalu (2012)

    Onamalu is a movie loaded with philosophical values starring renowned actor Rajendra Prasad. The story is about a patriotic schoolmaster who returns to his village after few years in the US. Astounded by the condition of the village he decides to work for the betterment of the village. His aim becomes to teach the people the basic values of life and community cantered living. A schoolmaster with his simple initiatives and brave heart restores the peace and harmony in the village. Rajendra Prasad with his excellent acting skills reminds us of the traditional schoolmaster who not only preach in the classroom but always strive for the betterment of the society.

    Onamalu
    Onamalu
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