Paathshaala ( 2010 ) , Hindi
Synopsis: The story starts with joining of a new English Teacher Rahul Prakash Udyavar( Shahid Kapoor) in Swaraswati Vidya Mandir school, situated in the outskirts of Mumbai Suburbs. Though he creates instant rapport with students and teachers alike, he realizes that there is something amiss in this school. Slowly his doubts come true as manager of School Sharma(Saurabh Shukla) makes many monetary obligation compulsory on the parents in the name of extracurricular activities. He goes to the extent of punishing the students inhumanly when the new unjustified demands of the school are not fulfilled by the parents. Day by day the stress level among the students increases many folds leading to the unexpected and grim consequences. A situation becomes so explosive that finally it becomes a national issue. Paathshala tries to answer many questions related to the sanctity of today�s education system. The high morals and basic ethics of the teachings have taken back seat. Profit and more profit have become a new mantra of education institutions. Paathshala is not afraid of telling the truth of wrong doings of the greedy educational institutes on the face, neither it spares them from exposing the use of unethical media activities for the children who are yet not ready for it.