Directed by award winning Marathi film director Milind Ukey, the film stars Shahid Kapur, Nana Patekar, Ayesha Takia, Sushant Singh and popular child artistes Swini Khare ("Cheeni Kum"), Ali Haji ("Fanaa", "Partner"), Dwij Yadav ("Nanhe Jaiselmer"), former child artiste Sunny Singh ("Dekh Bhai Dekh") and Shraddha Arya. Music has been composed by Hanif.
"Paathshala" is set against the backdrop of the Indian education system and deals with contemporary and socially relevant issues regarding children. A perfect mix of emotions, comedy and drama, â€˜Paathshalaâ€™ carries a heartfelt message for children, parents and teachers.
The film releases worldwide in January, 2009.