Assam son of the soil Adil Hussain-starrer ‘Pareeksha’, will make its international premiere at the 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) in China.

The movie is the latest feature film directed by veteran filmmaker Prakash Jha.

The film, inspired by a true incident and shot primarily in Ranchi, also stars Priyanka Bose, Sanjay Suri and child actor Shubham Jha.

It had its world premiere in the Indian Panorama section of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa last year and will have its digital premiere on ZEE5 on August 6.

Originally scheduled to take place in June, SIFF, like every other film festival in the world, had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now will be held physically from July 25 to August 2, perhaps the only major film festival to have a physical edition this year.

Pareeksha, which will have three screenings at SIFF on July 26, July 28 and August 1.

It will also have its UK premiere at the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) later.

Written, directed and produced by Jha, the film makes a sharp comment on the education system of the country.

It is based on a real experience of former Bihar DGP Abhayanand.

Adil Hussain has given a sensitive performance as the rickshaw-puller in Ranchi whose sole aim in life is to enroll his only son in a premier school of the city.

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