Prakash Jha has won the national award for film making. Under today’s tough conditions,directors are turning their eyes towards the OTTs. Following the same wave, the next movie of Jha Pareeksha will be released on Zee 5 as Direct to Digital.
The movie is based on the real story, situations, and events of the life of a rickshaw puller known in locals as Buchchi.He thrives to provide good education to his son. The boundless pain and efforts he puts in to make this dream of his into reality is what the story is based on. In fact, the movie gives a blow to the education system as well.
In the interview, Jha spoke that the movie is based on life experiences of Abhayanand, the former DGP of Bihar. He continued by saying that the DGP serves in the naxal-infested area of Bihar, which is a life-threatening risky job each day. The officer comes in contact with some kids from the village who are so intelligent and bright with whatever knowledge they possessed as native wisdom. This becomes his inspiration to coach the kids to crack India’s toughest exam, IIT-JEE, which the students have to clear after 12th to get into the premier institutes of the country for their engineering studies. The kids get astonishing results in the exam; this itself becomes the difference-making factor in those infested badlands of the state.
He quoted – “I felt compelled to tell this story and we have found a wonderful streaming partner in Zee5, a platform which will give this subject the reach it deserves.”
Jha is well-known for his message delivering films in the socio-political playground of Bollywood. The films such as Apaharan (2005), Aarakshan(2011), Chakravyuh (2012), Gangaajal (2003) and Mrityudand (1997).
Prakash Jha has been an independent and bold director who produces movies on political and social issues and incidents of the society despite the political pressure and threat to suppress the film.