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Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Teachers five star movie - here comes the boom.

If you place your teacher on a high pedestal, this movie is for you. It’s about the lengths teachers go to see their students excel. My middle school teacher Mr. Abdul Hakeem always remains one of my heroes, he took upon my town on his own to see his pupils do well in schools, he went door to door and met with parents and inspired them to send their kids to school instead of putting them to work. That was in the mid fifties in India.

The school decides to discontinue the Music class as they cannot afford, the teacher is hurt and the Biology teacher understands the dilemma and goes after raising funds for the Music program to continue. He sees a window in making money in boxing and gets sheer beating… but the students and the other teacher inspire him to win the fight and bring $50,000 to the school to continue the program.

This is the first movie of Selma Hayek I have seen, she was good and Kevin James did an outstanding job as the teacher. Of course, it was a delight to see Henry Winkler of Happy days from the 80’s played the Music teacher.

I had at least three tender moments in the film. I wish I had the time to write about this outstanding film. If you have the time, take your children or nieces or nephews with you to see this movie. It is refreshing.

There are few movies that are made exclusively on sports and all were made well, the one that comes to my mind is Tom Cruise’s Money,  Amir Khan’s Lagaan and this one. This is a good movie, please make the time to see it, and feel the good emotions inside of you come alive.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your feelings about your teacher. Blessings.