Sunday, August 15, 2010

PAATHSHALA

yesterday i saw the movie..Paathshala, and I didnt start with any expectation, but found it a good, clean, simple fun, and they have raised a very valid point..today all the parents want to give their children schools with all the facilities,and comfort, whereas schools are not five star hotels,they are not meant for comforts and indulgence,but they are a place to learn, and they shape your personality by hard labour and discipline. And the main emphasis should be on academics but what is happening is that to encash this psychology of parents, people are commercialising a noble profession, they are making glitzy colleges and schools and squeezing the parents with high fees and other things and making money for themselves..its no more a  noble profession but a business.

Earlier there used to be uniform, so that all look the same, today i see that they are creating a divide at a student level only..there are AC and Non AC rooms and different types of even mess for the people who can pay more.colleges are no more a temple of education. Earlier we had gurukul tradition.why? because their discipline and simple life made the children..strong in both, physically and mentally, ingrained in them the value of a disciplined life, simple living and high thoughts.But today we are teaching them that money is the most important thing. and then we complain that today's children are like this, like that....It is the parents who need to change their mindset.

I see so many parents cushioning their children to the extent that they are not able to face the nitty ,gritty of life..they are not doing a favour to their ward, rather making their future life difficult...because tough people always survive, as life is never a bed of roses even for people loaded.

There a few things children learn very early in life and thru parents only, so its the duty of parents to teach them value of hard work, discipline and to live with self respect, never to see the others and desire their luxury, living within their means, never ever enjoy the things parents cant afford, and live a life of dignity.

I have totally digressed from the movie..it has an ensemble cast of Shahid,Ayesha takia and Nana Patekar  and many children and one who used to play Wagle what is his name I am forgetting...the only problem is that they havent treated the subject very clearly, but it is a good attempt and worth a watch for a good idea.
I have seen many more movies, but about them next time.

21 comments:

nitwit said...

nice post maam .. thnks 4 the commennt its just that i cant sustain ythe pressure.. of life.. of parents..the pressure to exell.. totaly confused abt crr prspects just lost

Sandhya said...

I have got this movie with me and haven't got time to watch.

Will watch now, shall I?!

What you said about the so called 'learning centres' is very correct. They are business companies.

Gouri Guha said...

I liked this movie. I think parents should be more thoughtful with their children and teach them the good and realities of life. Who knows what lies in the future of the child, so why not let them enjoy simple, good and playful schools days.
Enjoyed the read.

Renu said...

nitwit:..Life laways brings confusion in all sphere of life, but they also sort out with time.so take care.

Sandhya: watch it..it gives you something to think about.

Gauri Guha:..parents make the foundation of the life of their children and unless the foundation is strong....

sukku said...

sounds interesting....how are you Renu...

nivedithasperceptions said...

I didn't hear much about the movie before this.

But yes, education has become a business and a dirty one.
My college just fleeces money from us and are working very hard at getting an "autonomous" status. The entire focus from the education gets shifted. It's disgusting

Tomz said...

Of course the educational system has been changed from its roots. But today's system may have some advantages over the old system as well some disadvantages..

SG said...

Looks like a nice movie. I think parents should take equal responsibility along with teachers and schools.

Swats said...

As always, I wholeheartedly agree with you..Great post!

Paathshala is a good film..It cud have been better..Shahid has really evolved as an actor :)

Nisha said...

Haven't watched it till now but I think now I can. I was told it's not good at all.

Renu said...

sukku; What a pleasant surprise to see you here after a long hiatus..where have you been?..busy?

I am doing good, enjoying as usual.

Niveditatheperceptions:..education should never be made bussiness..schools need not be too comfortable, but provide a good education with values.

Tomz: I am not talking about education system, but the thinking that with some value additions they can charge exorbitant amounts...add something only if it is required , not for the sake of glitz only.

SG;yes, and there should be some chk on private intitutes.

SWats: is that you really?..I had to click your profile and see:)..you have changed even your profile pic:)

Nisha: it may not be a great movie, but it makes you think.

manjujoglekar said...

Nice review! This sounds like an interesting subject- it's so true that education is getting too commercialised these days.

Some children are very pampered -I wonder how they will get along in the real world later on...

manjujoglekar said...

Nice review! This sounds like an interesting subject- it's so true that education is getting too commercialised these days.

Some children are very pampered -I wonder how they will get along in the real world later on...

The Holy Lama said...

Looks like this movie is interesting. And Wagle will remain Wagle. I will never identify him by any other name, he brought that charater to life:)

starry said...

I am looking forward to seeing this movie.you are so right I think parents are not teaching kids a whole lot and want the teachers too.I think kids need to see the difficulties in life and learn from it.A very thought provoking post.

Renu said...

Manjujoglekar:..parents need to learn the meaning of love, today they synonym it with pampering only.

Holylama: really till now I cant rememebr his real name:)

Starry:..today parenting needs a complete overhauling...we are making the wrong foundations.

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

I have yet to see the movie. But I like your take on today's education system, parents, children of today's generation. Hmm...I do agree with you.

Amrita said...

Tagged you :)

Dreamer said...

Even I really liked the movie and thought that it did bring out the real situation in schools now, especially the part where they are so merciless to the kids so as to look good on a reality show.

Babli said...

Though I have not seen this movie but after reading your wonderful post I felt that it is a very interesting movie and shall definitely watch it. During school days all children spend their life happily without any tension and get good guidance from teachers and parents and it all depends on the children to think about their career after school ofcourse parents plays a major role in this part to guide properly.

Renu said...

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney:.Thanks Kiran!!!

Amrita:..kahan ho ajkal dikhte hi nahin:)

Your tags are so special:)

Dreamer:..Nbpody thinks about children..its all TRPs, funds etc etc/

Babli: chiudlren need a srtress free atmosphere and guidence to grow.