‘Pareeksha’ to premiere at Shanghai International Film Festival


After making its India premiere at the 50th International Film Festival of India, Prakash Jha’s directorial next, ‘Pareeksha-The Final Test’, is set to make its International Premiere at the prestigious 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF).

Originally scheduled to take place in June, Shanghai International Film Festival was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and will be held physically from 25th July to 2nd August 2020.

‘Pareeksha’ will have three screenings, 26th July, 28th July, and 1st August.

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 have its UK premiere at the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF).

Written, directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker, Prakash Jha, Pareeksha – The Final Test’ which is inspired by real events 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.

Talking about the international premiere at SIFF, filmmaker Prakash Jha says, “It’s a great honour for our film, Pareeksha to have its international premiere at one of the biggest and most prestigious film festivals in South Asia. We are delighted that the festival is taking place physically and our film will actually be screened in theatres.”

ZEE5 collaborates with the multiple-National-Awardee-filmmaker, Prakash Jha, for his first OTT release. Known nationally and internationally for his critically acclaimed and popular political and socially relevant films including ‘Raajneeti’, ‘Apaharan’, ‘Gangaajal’, ‘Mrityudand’, ‘Parinati’ and ‘Damul’.

The film is all set to premiere on ZEE5 on Thursday 6th August.

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