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Chalk N Duster (2016)

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CHALK N DUSTER is an emotional journey of two teachers Vidya ( Shabana Azmi) & Jyoti ( Juhi Chawla) , serving at a Mumbai - based High School. Their passion and love for teaching, bonds ... See full summary »

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Jayant Gilatar

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Ranjeev Verma (as Ranjeev Varma), Neetu Varma (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Richa Chadha ... Journalist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shabana Azmi ... Vidya
Arya Babbar ... Anmol
Gavie Chahal
Juhi Chawla ... Jyoti
Karan Singh Chhabra ... Vidya's Student
Deepali Deepali
Divya Dutta ... Kamini Gupta
Adi Irani
Rishi Kapoor ... Special Appearance
Girish Karnad ... Manohar Sawant
Saheeba Khurana Saheeba Khurana
Atul Parchure
Jackie Shroff ... Naresh Patel
Upasna Singh ... Manjeet
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CHALK N DUSTER is an emotional journey of two teachers Vidya ( Shabana Azmi) & Jyoti ( Juhi Chawla) , serving at a Mumbai - based High School. Their passion and love for teaching, bonds them in a special relationship with their students. Their gratification is good grades, moral values they strive to impart to students.However, in an evil turn of events, a wicked lady, Kamini Gupta ( Divya Dutta) gets appointed as the School Principal, who earlier worked in the capacity of a Supervisor. She is extremely cunning by nature and monopolizes on every opportunity she can find her hands on. In a bid to make profits for the school, she decides to fire experienced teachers to replace them with fresher teachers. The saved funds of which she can boastfully present to the school trustees, at the cost of quality education. Vidya suffers a sudden heart attack due to her dismissal from school. The school management threatens the staff to cut ties with Vidya. At such a time, Jyoti stands up for her ... Written by Production House

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Juhi Chawla got Manoj Bajpayee replaced from the film as she did not believe he looked like a quiz master. Her reasoning was he looked too poor for the role. Rishi Kapoor was later cast for the role. See more »

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(Around 0:52:37, 0:55:48 and 0:52:54) The letters delivered to Vidya have multiple grammatical errors, which is an aberration, considering that it was signed by the Principal's office. See more »

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We Love Our Teachers
24 January 2016 | by altaf42049See all my reviews

The movie is all about our educational system culture which has unfortunately been turned into a money making business. The writer and director has done a reasonable job to convince the audience of the importance of such a sensitive yet interesting subject. The casting combo of Shabana Azmi and Juhi Chawla proved worth a watch and both of them have done a good job by maintaining a reasonable balance in their acting. Divya Dutta has also done a fair job in a negative role. However, there are sequences which made the movie a bit clumsy and boring in the second half. However, the director makes few effective maneuvers to turn it back on the track. Such movies are really important to impart a psychology in the minds of our young children that how important are teachers in their life and the whole society. Despite of bitter circumstances, hardships and difficulties, they (teachers) are determined to deliver their best selflessly and this makes them to deserve respect from all. The film may not earn a commercial response yet it deserves to be watched once. Hail your teachers and love them is the movie subject which has been transmitted very well.


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15 January 2016 (India) See more »

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