Rough Book

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  • NR
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 6.7  (253)

Rough Book is a 2016 Indian drama film that sheds light on the education system and the importance of teachers in shaping a student's life. The film stars Tannishtha Chatterjee, Amaan f Khan, and Kaizaad Kotwal in lead roles. The story revolves around Santoshi Kumari (Tannishtha Chatterjee), a dedicated and idealistic teacher who believes in imparting knowledge beyond textbooks. She joins a school located in a small village in India where the students come from humble backgrounds. The school is ill-equipped, and the teachers are more focused on completing the syllabus rather than teaching the students the right values and attitudes towards life.

Santoshi's unconventional and innovative teaching methods are not well received by her co-workers, who feel that her ideas are impractical and won't benefit the students in the long run. She refuses to follow the traditional methods of teaching and tries to inculcate a sense of curiosity among her students. Santoshi believes that real education is about opening the minds of the students and making them think beyond their capabilities. Her attempts are met with resistance and opposition from the higher authorities of the school.

Amidst all the chaos, she befriends a bright and inquisitive student named Md. Iqbal (Amaan f Khan) who stands out from the rest of the students. He is genuinely interested in learning and is blessed with an uncanny ability to think critically. Santoshi sees Iqbal's potential and takes him under her wing, hoping to make a real difference in his life.

As the school's annual day function approaches, Santoshi feels disheartened that the students have not been able to learn anything substantial. She decides to take a bold step and teaches them a lesson that they will never forget. She chooses her best student Iqbal to be the lead actor in her play, which is a controversial subject of a young boy who wants to become a doctor but is forced to abandon his dreams and take up the family profession of butchery. The play exposes the harsh realities of a society where education is just a luxury for the privileged few.

With his outstanding performance, Iqbal wins the hearts of the audience, and the play becomes the talk of the town. Overnight, Santoshi's unconventional methods of teaching gain recognition, and she becomes a hero in the eyes of the students.

Overall, 'Rough Book' is a thought-provoking film that touches upon the critical issue of education in India. The movie highlights how the education system has become a mere business, and that learning has become a secondary goal. The film tries to shed light on the fact that the true essence of education lies in fostering creative thinking, encouraging students to question and strengthen their problem-solving skills.

The lead performances in 'Rough Book' are commendable, with Tannishtha Chatterjee delivering a stellar performance as Santoshi Kumari, the passionate teacher. Amaan f Khan is also impressive as the diligent student who emerges as a winner with his exceptional acting skills.

The movie's direction and script are commendable as it manages to underline the loopholes in the education system without being overly preachy. The film is emotionally engaging while being realistically relatable, making it an absolute must-watch for anyone who values the significance of education in today's world.

In conclusion, 'Rough Book' is a riveting and heartwarming tale of an innovative teacher trying to change the conventional ways of teaching and make a difference in the lives of her students. It is a movie that will leave you with a sense of hope and optimism and compel you to question the educational system's standards.

Rough Book is a 2016 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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    1 hr 42 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (253)