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School Master (1958)

This story revolves mostly around the life of a School Master and his wife.


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Cast overview:
B. Ramakrishnaiah Panthulu
Dikki Madhava Rao
Udaya Kumar
Showkar Janaki


Humble School Teacher with his 2 sons and a daughter arrives at a new place. He finds the school building is in bad shape and his staff are not motivated to teach. He is a strict disciplinarian, which is shown in humorous way. His elder son gets into fight with a ruffian student Vaasu. Vaasu is punished, but his innate goodness wins over his teacher. Vaasu is given special care, to become a good student. He has to fight against village politics, when he wishes to build a new building to the school. Undeterred, he motivates his students and villages to amass enough funds to build it. However, henchmen in the village burn down his house. His pet student Vaasu gathers all his friends and builds a small house for his teacher. Years pass and Vaasu tops matriculation exams. Teacher's sons get married much against the wishes of their parents, but teacher takes it in his stride. Their beautiful daughter is married to simpleton business man. When Teacher retires, his sons are averse to take ...

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A Must Watch Kannada Movie
18 October 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

School Master is classic film starring Uday Kumar, Shivaji Ganeshan. It was the first Kannada film to complete Silver Jubilee Celebration. It's an good example about how good Kannada movies were those time. The story revolves mostly around Producer-cum-Director B.R.Pantulu, who plays the role of School Master and his wife. Uncommon about Balkrishna is that he plays a positive role in the film. Bustling actor Narasimharaju is also there.

Film has some sentimental and emotional moments and laughable moments too. It has some classroom incidents. Film also has some village politics at the start, which continues to influence the school master character throughout the film. The Film teaches life lessons. And the film has lots of reality, unlike compared to other recent movies.

I never cry while watching the movie, but this movie brought tears to me. It's certainly a must watch Kannada movie. You watch this movie with any (high)expectation, you end up liking this film. The film reminds me my Great-Granpa, who was also a school teacher who was similar principles. Shivaji Ganeshan's Character in the film is heart touching.

I watched this movie today, and it's my first review. I thought of giving 9 at the start of movie, but now i know it's worth giving 10 to this movie.

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