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  • Anonymous

    Take It Morally, Not Mentally

    Paathshaala rating: 0 out of 10

    By Anonymous (23 Apr 2010)

    I was very shocked after reading the critic reviews as I had already seen the movie. Everyone says that, "Paathshaala is boring and sleepy" but I don't think that Paathshaala is made to entertain only. I have very different view for this movie from many people. Let's just say that each person has his own views, but in my view Paathshaala Teaches us that how low our education system has gone in hunger for Money. It looks like We can't tolerate Truth, that's why Paathshaala is boring, not path-breaking. Quite everyone has pointed its low-entertainment part not its focus ... » read more

  • Khushbu


    Paathshaala rating: 4 out of 10

    By Khushbu (16 Apr 2010)

    What do you look for in a school? Standard of teaching or the standard of comfort...I bet it would be a balance of both. I know we'd like to believe with all our hearts when we say both but in the extremely competitive world today where schooling has become a rat race and the notion is that the more "equipped" the school is the better it must be... is education taking a backseat? Today, are we BUYING education for our next generations? Milind Ukey's Paathshala raises a question on today's education system albeit it goes awry in it's presentation. Teaching is a profession ... » read more

  • Aakash Barvalia

    Part toh part….but do attend this shaala!

    Paathshaala rating: 5 out of 10

    By Aakash Barvalia(20 Apr 2010)

    As for Milind Ukey, a good attempt by him. After about some 10-11 yrs he came back with some good product. In 1999 he was just an AD in the legendary film "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", and then he directed one mythological film in 2002. And now as a director he came back with some good cast and with some good product.

    As from the story point of view it does lack some real stuffs and definitely having many loop holes, but what is really impressive is the content of the film and what the film is trying to give out the message to our society through this fictional film. ... » read more

  • Kaushik Dasari


    Paathshaala rating: 4 out of 10

    By Kaushik Dasari(26 May 2010)

    Paathshaala is one such movie, which proves that it requires more than a good intention to make a successful movie which strikes a chord with the audiences and sucks them into the on goings and makes them feel for the characters. It is the movie about the commercialisation of the education system in today's world and the extent to which the management could go to gain attention and to rake in the moolah. The idea is a noble one but what fails here is the writing and direction.
    From the movie, which stars the likes of Nana Patekar (as Aditya Sahay, the noble principal), ... » read more

  • raj khanna


    Paathshaala rating: 1 out of 10

    By raj khanna(16 Apr 2010)

    Waste of time. Shahid really needs to learn to say dailogues faster. The movie is so slow to a point where one gets irritated and wants to hit ones own head for comming to watch a movie like this. the speeches are long and inane. Showing torture to students would normally evoke sympathy but it fails miserably in this movie .one cant connect to the students because there is not enough of them. Nana Patekar is wasted. the situations are so absurd . The torture to children in a respectable boarding school is utter nonsense!!!. showing people being so inhuman to little kids ... » read more

  • Divya Arora

    Good documentary film!

    Paathshaala rating: 3 out of 10

    By Divya Arora(23 Apr 2010)

    The direction is embarrassing at times, with long dialogue being repeated ad nauseam, while many scenes appear to have neither beginning nor end nor any context. The film's naïve script includes moments of sheer melodrama and over-exaggeration in its effort to shamelessly manipulate you into caring for its characters.

    Everything about the film is one-dimensional. The school itself is a set and looks like a cardboard cut-out. The characters are all good or all bad; there are no shades of grey. It's clear the makers of this film had the seed of a good idea, but ... » read more

  • Dr.Prachi Barvalia

    No one saved the film!

    Paathshaala rating: 4 out of 10

    By Dr.Prachi Barvalia(23 Apr 2010)

    Shahid must have signed the film when he wasn’t that Kaminey. But he really needs to have a quality-control. He displays the vulnerability and helplessness remarkably. He just phones-in his performance. He looks sedated and the colour and length of his hair keeps shifting in a mysterious manner.

    Nana grimaces, he is very much in sync with his character. The unending speech in the climax of Nana Patekar's will make you start liking your own school principal no matter how strict he was!

    Ayesha smiles all the time. She is a complete natural, as always. ... » read more

  • Anonymous

    A Bit Too Boring

    Paathshaala rating: 0 out of 10

    By Anonymous (17 Apr 2010)

    I’m back from school. I wouldn’t say that school has failed, but it hasn’t passed with flying colours either. In fact, it hasn’t even earned distinction. If below 35 percent is failing, Paathshaala has managed to just pass with 40 percent marks. And of course, that’s way below expectations, especially from a movie that stars Shahid Kapoor and Nana Patekar. These two blokes are the saving grace of this failing school.

    Saraswati Vidya Mandir (SVM) is the school in question. It’s an old-world school run by an old-school principal – Principal Sahay (Patekar). Rahul ... » read more


    Paathshaala rating: 8 out of 10

    By VISHAL TAPRE(20 Apr 2010)

    Final word? PAATHSHAALA, made with noble intentions, couldve been a splendid wake up call, but it runs out of steam midway!

    The story begins with a new English teacher, Rahul Prakash Udyavar [Shahid Kapoor], joining Saraswati Vidya Mandir School. Though he strikes an instant rapport with students and teachers alike, he realizes that there is something amiss in the school.

    Slowly, his doubts prove true as School Manager Sharma [Saurabh Shukla] makes many monetary obligations compulsory on the parents in the name of extra-curricular activities. He goes ... » read more

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