Noted filmmaker Prakash Jha is all set to release his new film Pareeksha – The Final Test on the digital platform Zee5 Global. The film written-directed-produced by Jha is inspired by real events and stars Sanjay Suri, Priyanka Bose, Adil Hussain, Shubham Jha, among others. The film tells the story of Bucchi, a rickshaw-puller whose biggest dream is to provide a decent education to his son and in pursuit of this dream he is led on to a dangerous path.
Internationally-acclaimed actor Adil Hussain who plays Bucchi says, “Pareeksha is a very important film of our time, which tells a story of a brilliant boy being deprived of his right to education due to his poverty-stricken family. The far-reaching consequences of such a situation are disastrous!”
Talking about his new film, Jha says that the film is inspired by real events and people and draws from the experiences of IPS officer Shri Abhayanand, who was former DGP of Bihar. “He was also an educationist who, while serving as the Police Chief in Bihar’s Naxal-infested areas, came across kids from those villages who were so bright with their native wisdom that they inspired him to begin coaching them to crack the IIT-JEE- the toughest exam/test which the young students must clear to be able to join one of the best educational institutes in the country. Their success had a great impact in the crime infested badlands of Bihar and made a difference. I felt compelled to tell this story and we have found a wonderful streaming partner in ZEE5.”
Known for his critically-acclaimed political and socially relevant films including Raajneeti, Apaharan, Gangaajal, Mrityudand, Jha informs that Abhayanand, a Physics graduate himself, continues to conduct free tutorials and has now taken his social experiment to a wider forum so that more underprivileged and talented children from minority communities can also benefit from it. He continues to academically support the hugely successful Rahmani 30 classes.
A Zee5 Original, the film had its India Premiere at the 50th International Film Festival of India in the Indian Panorama section and its UK premiere at the prestigious Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) on June 27.