Fun! Serious! Sexy! Schools in Kollywood
Who said teachers make for dreary. Tamil cinema has given us some colourful teachers who have managed to stay in our memories. On Teache...
Virumandi Santhanam - Nanban
He is so egoistic and a tyrant to his students that he is nicknamed Virus. But his efforts to control his students only end up being funny.
Romeo - Kadhalar Dhinam
Goundamani in a DiCaprio’s Titanic haircut, trying to pursue a romance over the internet. Enough said.
IC Govindasamy - Indru Poi Naalai Vaa
Rarely does an actor get stuck with a particular role in the minds of the audience but for John Amirtharaj, Hindi pandit IC Govindasamy is a career-defining one. There is no way you can stop laughing at his plight as he teaches ‘Gandhiji ashram me rahthatha’ to his pupil who is more interested in his daughter.
Shanmugamani - Sundara Kandam
How can you not laugh when your teacher is named Shanmugamani and is played by Bhagyaraj? To add to the hilarity, his former classmate is now his pupil and one of his students is infatuated with him.
Dr Selvam - Nammavar
A history professor who is made the college’s vice-principal, Dr Selvam is friendly with students, joining in their fun and even making them aware of their responsibilities. But this cancer-stricken teacher can be a tough nut to crack for spoilt brats who are hell bent on ruining the college experience of other students.
Ramana - Ramana
He is a straightforward professor who believes that forgiving crimes will only make people commit further crimes. Having lost his wife and child to corrupt forces, he is on a mission to cleanse the system with the help of his students.
Veluthambi - Vaagai Sooda Vaa
Velu is forced into taking up educating the underprivileged, which will guarantee him a government job. But his experience with the kids (not to mention, his romance with tea shop girl Madhi) in the village, changes him for the better.
Dayalan - Saattai
Dayalan often earns the wrath of his fellow teachers because of his radical teaching methods but is a favourite among the students. It is only because of his perseverance that the poorly-run government school in which he works tops the inter-school competition and regains its lost glory.
Chokkalingam - Pasanga
He is a model teacher, inspiring students and inculcating good manners in them. And, he will encourage any student who dares to dream even if the student is hated by his own son.
Mallika - Aegan
To step into a role that had Sushmita Sen setting the screen on fire requires guts and Nayanthara did that in Aegan. Her scenes with Ajith showed that this teacher sure knew her ‘chemistry’. She played a teacher again in Boss Engira Baskaran.
Geetha - Ethir Neechal
Her sunny character endears her not only to her students but also to the unfortunately-named Kunjithapatham aka Harish. Her elegance makes her every bit desirable.
Swapna - Ninaithen Vanthai
That Swapna ends up teaching romance — and not music — is immaterial, especially because not everyone is lucky enough to get their dream girl (literally!) as their teacher.
Maya - Kaakha Kaakha
While Maya, true to her name, is an enigma for Anbuchelvan, she is clearly a favourite among her students. Jyothika’s chic dress sense, positive approach and forthright manner make her hot in her own way.
Deva Narayanan - Lesa Lesa
When played by someone like Madhavan, even a male teacher looks hot. Deva Narayanan is a firebrand who will not blink in the face of violence and will reply back with the same coin to save his college. That fate cuts his life short only makes him all the more endearing.