INDIA. Pareeksha – The Final Test, written, directed and produced by national award-winning filmmaker, Prakash Jha, is set to premiere on ZEE5 on 6th August 2020. Jha is known nationally and internationally for his critically acclaimed and popular political and socially relevant films including Raajneeti, Apaharan, Gangaajal, Mrityudand, Parinati and Damul. Pareeksha – The Final Test marks his first OTT release. Inspired by real events, it makes a sharp comment on the traditional Indian education system. The film is produced under Jha’s banner Prakash Jha Productions.
“Pareeksha is very close to my heart because it deals with the education system. It’s an inspirational story of a father who has dreams for his bright son and is willing to go to any length to give him a good education. I think the film will resonate with the audience,” opined Jha.
Starring Priyanka Bose, Adil Hussain, Sanjay Suri and child actor Shubham Jha, the film had its India Premiere at the 50th International Film Festival of India in the Indian Panorama section and will premiere at the London Indian Film Festival. Good quality education which has become the monopoly of the rich even after 70 years of independence remains inaccessible to the masses further dividing our society.
The recently released teaser for the film begins with Adil Hussain (Bucchi) as a happy-go-lucky rickshaw-wala, taking a bunch of kids to school. The narrative revolves around Bucchi’s tempest beneath for his biggest dream to provide decent education to his son. In the humdrum of their daily life, he is seen taking every chance to accomplish that dream. But will his urge take him on a dangerous path and shatter all that he holds dear?
Watch the teaser here
‘Pareeksha – The Final Test’ premieres 6th August 2020 on ZEE5.