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Prakash Jha's OTT debut ‘Pareeksha – The Final Test’ to premiere on ZEE5 on August 6

Inspired by real events, Pareeksha stars 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

Prakash Jha's OTT debut ‘Pareeksha – The Final Test’ to premiere on ZEE5 on August 6
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On Saturday, July 11, ZEE5 announced its next Original film, Pareeksha -The Final Test, written, directed and produced by national award-winning filmmaker, Prakash Jha. The film will premiere on the platform on August 6, 2020 

Starring Priyanka Bose, Adil Hussain, Sanjay Suri and child actor Shubham Jha, Pareeksha had its India Premiere at the 50th International Film Festival of India in the Indian Panorama section and recently premiered at the London Indian Film Festival.

Talking about the film, Adil Hussain, said, “I am so very happy that Pareeksha is finally releasing on ZEE5 which will enable the viewers to watch it across the globe. Pareeksha is very close to my heart. It talks about a subject which I deeply care, education of the future generation of India. Prakash Jha, a master storyteller, always has found issues which are very important for the social growth of the nation. This unique story based on true events will wrench your heart and move you deeply. I am grateful to Prakashji that I am part of this very important  film.”

 The film’s narrative revolves around Bucchi, the rickshaw puller whose biggest dream is to provide a decent education to his son and this dream takes him on a dangerous path, which could shatter all that he holds dear.

Inspired by real events, ‘Pareeksha – The Final Test’ makes a sharp comment on our education system. Good quality education which has become the monopoly of the rich remains inaccessible to the masses further dividing our society. Resonating from the real experience of an IPS officer, Shri Abhayanand, who is the former DGP of Bihar, this story gives us a glimpse of hope for the poor who deserve the opportunity.

This will be Prakash Jha's first OTT release, and the filmmaker has been known nationally and internationally for his critically acclaimed and popular political and socially relevant films including Raajneeti, Apaharan, Gangaajal, Mrityudand, Parinati and Damul.

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