Actors:Nana Patekar , Shahid Kapoor , Ayesha Takia , Saurabh Shukla , Anjjan Srivastav , Sushant Singh
Teaching is a noble profession. But is it really true in these days of commercialization and consumerism? Every day, we read in the newspaper about students being bogged down under study pressures, parents burdened with fees hikes, teachers punishing students inhumanly, some students even dying in such cases or some committing suicides, what state of affairs we have brought our education system to? 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 read morecompulsory 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. PAATHSHALA - An Urgent and Desperate eye-opening Mission for our Education System today.