Paathshala (2010)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Social, Social
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Review Summary: 'Paathshaala' - a film with its heart in place

Average Critic Rating: (2.37)
Cast: Swini Khara , Shahid Kapoor , Nana Patekar , Ayesha Takia Azmi , Sushmita Mukherjee , Ayesha Takia , Shahid Kapoor , Swini Khara , Shraddha Arya , Sunil Shetty , Nassar Abdulla , Dwij Yadav , Avika Gor , Ali Haji , Kainaz Motivala , Preeti Kopikar , Vicky Ahuja , Dwij Yadav , Sunny Singh , Sanatan Modi , Sushant Singh , Saurabh Shukla , Master Ali Haji , Anjan Srivastava , Nana Patekar
Director: Milind Ukey
Release Date: 16 Apr 2010

Plot: The story begins with a new English teacher Rahul Udyavar ( Shahid Kapoor ) joining Saraswati Vidya Mandir school, in the Mirpurkhas suburbs. He strikes instant rapport with students and teachers alike. When Rahul Udyavar unifies the teachers ( Ayesha Takia and Sushant Singh ) against the atrocities of the school's Read more

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You could skip it!
Anupama Chopra, NDTV 
PAATHSHAALA is a well-intentioned film but lacks clarity thanks to an uninspiring screenplay.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Shahid Kapoor joins Saraswati Vidya Mandir an old school on the threshold of change as the English teacher. He soon realises not all the changes are going to benefit the students even as Principal Nana Patekar fights a losing battle with the profit-obsess
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Pick up a newspaper or surf news channels and I'm sure, atrocities being committed on students by teachers/principals wouldn't escape your attention.
Taran Adarsh, SIFY
Not one thing.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY

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Paathshala - All Reviews

Shahid Kapur singing a song with a bunch of chirpy kids overdosed on sugar in the backdrop, Nana Patekar's two-and-a-half expression (the raised eyebrow in the climax!), and Ayesha Takia as the chubby dietician who serves chips and sodas make up for some
Tushar Joshi, Mid-Day
Still, worth watching
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
Refreshing, impressive, but falls short of inspiring.
Cine Outlook
Ten minutes into the story, there are hints that the film is beyond redemption and it continues to tumble down the rabbit hole. Gopi Ganesh, the director of the film, makes good use of Ravi Teja and Ali's cameos for comic relief, but after a point, it's also clear that the joke is on us.
The Times Of India
I’m sure, unlike the principal, you can find other alternatives
HaribabuBolineni, Chirtamala
Good lesson, but the journey’s slow
Great Andhra
Educational institutions - not all, but a few definitely - are in a crazy rush to create a brand for themselves and even parents [not all, again] are keen that their kids become scholars and whiz kids overnight. Resultantly, the child is not just burdened
It is a sprawling story with many characters, introducing one character after another to fill the screen time; this makes it a tedious watch. Perhaps more romance would have added some spark to the story, this one is hurried and a bit superficial. Just because the story unfolds on the road trip, we cannot call it fresh. What basically is missing is a bond amongst the five in the vehicle. They are all fighting, laughing, there are tears too but the body language doesn't suggest so. It is more like a friendship that develops in a shared auto where people get in, break into small talk and then disperse.
The Hindu
Need we say!!  It is a must watch movie. If you miss out, know that you are missing out on something that you regret for life. So go and watch Paathshala before it is too late. Also Read : Nandu and Shashank vie with each other to give their best in Paathshala Also Read : Telugu movie Paathshala Hyderabad Theatres List Also Read : ‘Paathshala’ is purely a Road-based movie Also Read : Telugu movie Paathshala USA Theatres List Paathshala Movie Review & Rating was last modified: October 10th, 2014 by Raghu
I Luv Cinema
Paathshala is a film you can pretty much skive off. It entails nothing that you haven’t seen before and if you really do want to watch a film that causes you to really think, then you’re better off watching any of the previously mentioned ones.
Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice
Unfortunately the title of this film will have most parents' think of it as a children's film.
Preeti Arora, Rediff 
Director : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Milind Ukey  Hanif Sheikh  Hanif Sheikh  Shahid Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Ayesha Takia Azmi, Swini Khara, Dwij Yadav, Master Ali Haji, Avika Gor, Sushant Singh and Saurabh ShuklaPaathshaala Movie Review April 17, 2010 02:
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
On the whole, Paathshala is quite a different and sensible film in this day and age. It nicely showcases the problems and aspirations of the youth in a decent and entertaining manner. On the flip side, lack of known faces and a pretty slow and emotional second half spoils the fun to an extent.
Watch it for a fun filled first half and a novel concept. It might give you a relief from regular mass masala films. By the way, when it is a story of college (Kalaasala) students, why is it titled as Paathasala(School)? Watch it and let us know if you get the logic behind it.
Bharat Student
Pathashala has a nice infrastructure but the syllabi is the same as taught in other schools.
India Glitz
Composer Rahul Raj™s sophomore Telugu soundtrack is a marked improvement over his debut
Vipin, Music Aloud
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Sulekha Reviewer, Sulekha
Paathshala is all about choosing passion over obligations. It’s about fighting the inner demons. It’s a road film that has a few good moments. First half of the film is engaging. But the second half is pretty slow and a few of things become repetitive. On a whole, Paathshala is a different attempt and is aimed at sensible viewers.
Finally Paathshala is quite a different and sensible film in this day and age. It nicely showcases the problems and aspirations of the youth in a decent and entertaining manner. On the flip side, lack of known faces and a pretty slow and emotional second half spoils the fun to an extent.
The film “Paathshala” has proper structure to make a perfect coming of age tale. It is quite a different and sensible film in this day and age. The movie nicely showcases the aspirations and problems of the youth in a decent and entertaining manner. But the main problem lies in its execution, which goes in a slow pace. Better casting would have surely created a better impact. If one is in a mood to watch a different attempt, then one might give it a chance.