Eros Entertainment and Paperdoll Entertainment presented Paathshaala on April 16, 2010 starring Shahid Kapoor and Ayesha Takiya as main lead. paathshaala sheds light on the shortcomings and wrong doings in todays schools where the high morals and basic ethics associated with the teaching profession seem to have taken a back seat as it’s quite shameful that even schooling has fallen prey to the pressures of competition and the vices of money-making mantra. This movie attempts to challenge such notions that threaten our childrens future and thus our society. Paathshaala begins with a new English Teacher Rahul Prakash Udyavar played by Shahid Kapoor joining Swaraswati Vidya Mandir school, situated in the outskirts of Mumbai Suburbs. Though he strikes instant rapport with students and teachers alike, rahul realizes that there is something amiss in the school and slowly his doubts prove true as the School Manager- Sharma played by Saurabh Shukla makes many monetary obligations compulsory on the parents in the name of extracurricular activities and also goes to the extent of punishing the students inhumanly when the new unjustified demands of the school are not fulfilled by the parents.