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New Delhi, April 12 – ‘Commercialisation’ and ‘unethical practices’ related to the education system in the country are some of the issues that director Milind Ukey’s debut venture ‘Paathshaala’, which releases Friday, highlights as it takes a macro view of the issue.
Debut production of choreographer-turned-director Ahmad Khan, ‘Paathshaala’ stars Shahid Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Suniel Shetty and Ayesha Takia. Child actors like Swini Khare from ‘Cheeni Kum’, Ali Haji from ‘Fanaa’, Dwij Yadav from ‘Nanhe Jaisalmer’ and Avika Gor of ‘Balika Vadhu’ play pivotal roles in the movie.
April 12, 2010:Shahid Kapoor and Ayesha Takia promoted their forthcoming movie Paathshaala, presented by Eros International and produced by Paperdoll Entertainment at Inorbit Mall in Malad yesterday amongst great fan frenzy!
Shahid Kapoor and Ayesha Takia were seen having a blast with the kids from St. Catherine’s Home while they played games and spent some quality time with them. The stars also distributed Audio CD’s of Paathshaala among the kids who were really excited to meet them.
Children's films without stars don't make it big at the box office and that's a prime reason why choreographer Ahmad Khan roped in Shahid Kapoor for his first production 'Paathshala'.'If Shahid Kapoor wasn't in 'Paathshala', it could become a documentary. The film is so serious and it's so beautiful. But people wouldn't have gone and watched just a children's film even though it deals with a serious issue,' Khan told Ians in an interview.Shahid has a nearly 40-minute appearance in the film.'Many people make many children's films, but not many become known ones. If Aamir Khan would have not been in 'Taare Zameen Par', that film would have got only limited exposure. Just because of Aamir's presence, it got a wider audience and so much appreciation.'If I would have made a general children's film, no one would have gone and seen it. But »
'Paathshala' is set against the backdrop of the Indian education system and deals with contemporary and socially relevant issues regarding children. A perfect mix of emotions, comedy and drama, 'Paathshala' carries a heartfelt message for children, parents and teachers.
Cast: Nana Patekar, Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, Anjjan Shrivastav, Saurabh Shukla, Sushant Singh, Naseer Abdullah, Sunny Singh, Shradhha Arya, Kainaz Motiwala, Swini Khara, Avika Gor, Ali Haji, Dwij Narendra Yadav, Vicky Ahuja, Rishabh Jain, Sanatan Modi, Preeti Kopikar, Canny Singh, and Sagar Kale
Music, Lyrics, Background Score:
Ayesha Takia - Komal Sahani
Nana Patekar & Characters - Zainub Shaikh
Also starring Nana Patekar and Ayesha Takia, ‘Paathshaala’ highlights the various issues faced by children in schools, said a press release. After ‘3 Idiots’, ‘Paathshaala’ could be an eye opener for educationists and parents.
5 items from 2010
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