Chalk N Duster
An emotional journey of two teachers and their passion for teaching.
2D

Chalk N Duster

Hindi
Drama
15 Jan, 2016
2 hrs 11 mins
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Chalk N Duster is the emotional journey of two teachers Vidya (Shabana Azmi) and Jyoti (Juhi Chawla), serving at a Mumbai-based high school. Their passion and love for teaching bonds them in a special relationship with their students. Their gratification is good grades, moral values they strive to impart to students. However, in an evil turn of events, Kamini Gupta (Divya Dutta) is appointed as School Principal. Cunning by nature, she exploits every opportunity to make profits for the school and decides to replace experienced teachers with fresh teachers, thus affecting the quality of the school`s education. Vidya and Jyoti fight together to earn their respect and credibility as teachers and unite against prejudices set by the management.
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Verdict: A dramatic tussle between principles and power. Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. -- Jacques Barzun Chalk N Duster shows us this lost tradition, as is, in our country. Shabana Azmi and Juhi Chawla are the stars of Chalk N Duster and they do not []... ...Read full review
We all have had our tryst with public schools; know how they function and now somebody has cared to make a film on these modern temples of education. It has turned out to be a brilliant effort that reinstates our faith in good teachers and their value in our lives. Also, it raises questions on the utility of schools that promise everything but good textbook-driven education. ...Read full review
The director`s heart bleeds for ill-treated teachers. Nothing wrong with that. But is it good enough? For intention, Chalk N Duster might get full marks, but the execution is so hopelessly ham-fisted that the film can only be described as an absolute botch-up. Jayant Gilatar`s approach to filmmaking and storytelling is clearly governed by the `anything goes` principle. Not surprisingly, it yields pathetically slender pickings. ...Read full review
That education should not be a business is something we all believe in. We also know just exactly how much the lure of filthy lucre has driven teaching, the noblest profession, into a corner : the `good teachers who want to selflessly impart knowledge are getting scarcer, and the `bad guys with calculators and power point presentations are taking over. ...Read full review
Story of `Chalk N Duster` revolves around two teachers Vidya and Jyoti. Both love teaching and have a special relationship with their students. However, in an evil turn of events, a wicked lady Kamini gets appointed as the principal and makes things difficult for Vidya and Jyoti. ...Read full review
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