Chalk N Duster | Movie Review 16 Jan 2016   575


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Star Cast: Shabana Azmi, Juhi Chawla, Girish Karnad and Divya Dutta
Director: Jayant Gilatar
Genre: Drama
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes

Critics Review/Rating

Times Of India (TOI):

Chalk N Duster has its heart in the right place. Made with an intention of showcasing the worms in the current education system, where money often gets merit over capability; this film can be lauded to some degree…
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Mid-Day:

‘Chalk N Duster has great intentions, as it attempts to talk of the sorry plight of the underrated and undervalued school teachers. It also brings forth a pertinent issue; the rotting of the education system, thanks to rapid commercialisation of schools…
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Hindustan Times (HT):

We all have had our tryst with public schools; know how they function and now somebody has cared to make a film on these “modern temples of education”. It has turned out to be a brilliant effort that reinstates our faith…
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NDTV Movies:

The director’s heart bleeds for ill-treated teachers. Nothing wrong with that. But is it good enough? For intention, Chalk N Duster might get full marks, but the execution is so hopelessly ham-fisted that the film can only be described as an absolute botch-up…
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CNN IBN:

To be fair, Chalk & Duster, starring Shabana Azmi and Juhi Chawla, is a well-intentioned film that appears to have its heart in the right place. It makes an impassioned plea to accord more respect and dignity to our teachers…
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The Indian Express:

That education should not be a business is something we all believe in. We also know just exactly how much the lure of filthy lucre has driven teaching, the noblest profession, into a corner : the `good’ teachers…
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Rediff:

Mistaking intent for quality, Chalk N Duster’s greatest drawback is that it tries to take the high moral ground without substantiating its material or projecting the least bit of depth, feels Sukanya Verma. Teachers play an irreplaceable role in every child’s life…
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Glamsham:

Inspite of the many flaws, CHALK N DUSTER by debutante director Jayant Gilatar is still a watchable film that brings a lump to your throat. The movie is about the noble profession of teaching…
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