Thursday, 13 August 2020

Pareeksha: The Final Test (Movie Review)

Movies should generally be thought of as a recreational tool that uplift your mood. It feels wonderfully relaxing to sit back and be transported to another world for a couple of hours. But there're some terrific movies that carry a thoughtful message for some sort of social reform. One such movie is 'Pareeksha: The Final Test' that I was eagerly waiting for after watching its teaser trailer a few days ago.

Now that I've watched the movie being streamed on ZEE5 with my family, I thought of sharing my opinion on how I liked/disliked it- 
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Cast:
The film boasts of a stellar cast, Adil Hussain as rickshaw-puller Buchi, Priyanka Bose as Buchi's wife Radhika, Shubham Jha as their genius son Bulbul and Sanjay Suri as generous SP Kailash Anand.
The taut script uses all its characters to depict different kinds of people that make our society.

Storyline:
Pareeksha revolves around the life of a rickshaw puller Buchi, who is determined to get his only son admitted to a private school, assuming English education to be the sole escape from poverty for his family. The crisp melodrama articulates how the mother works overtime in utensils factory and the father resorts to petty thefts in order to meet school’s exorbitant demands. The story also exposes the people who have commercialised education and play with emotions of poor.

My Review:
The film opens with a harmonious setting with soft audio-video in the background giving us a peek into contemporary Jharkhand.
With polished actor Adil Hussain as lead, you might think that other actors will be overshadowed, but I could especially relate to compelling moments of film with Priyanka being an emotionally stronger parent in the family.
Sanjay Suri, as expected, won accolades for convincingly portraying a man in uniform graced with the spirit of a change agent who supports the young learner.

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The movie touches upon various social issues while breaking the stereotypes around education system and the politics involved in this periphery. The well-told storyline worked so well to persuade me that I was literally transported inside it. All thanks to sharp-toothed script from writer/director Prakash Jha that it was almost impossible to dislike the objective stance that the movie delivers. For many, it might be a perfect cinematic salve to soothe their wounds with a range of intense emotions. 
 
With hard hitting facts, the movie rightly showcases how vulnerable the parents can be, especially the ones who don't give up on their dreams and reiterate to themselves- "Mushkilein Kitni bhi ho, hum bhi apne #SapneSachKarenge". I must say this attempt by Prakash Jha will certainly evoke your empathy and sentimentality for the marginalised section of our society.

Overall, this thought provoking movie highlights the universal message that the access to education is not a privilege bestowed by anyone, it is a legal right of everyone.
Do watch Pareeksha and other popular family movies on ZEE5 with your family!

28 comments:

  1. This sounds like a really great movie! I love movies like this that get to the heart of things.

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  2. Plot sounds like a typical thinking of how education automatically makes a person rich.

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    1. Its not about richies that education might ring, but the awareness of rights.

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  3. Very cool idea for a movie with a good message. Sounds like one that I would enjoy.

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    1. I'm sure its a nicely crafted movie. Do watch it.

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  4. sounds like a good movie with a great message. i am sure many parents will appreciate the message.

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    1. yeah, education affects every sector of the society.

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  5. It's always great that we see social issues and stereotypes being tackled in movies. Such an eye-opener and makes watching it worth the while.

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    1. So true. That's the essence of the movie to touch upon vital points.

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  6. This sounds great! I've been craving for movie marathons right now, I think this is faith.

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    1. Hey, then this ZEE5 platform has to be explored once for sure.

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  7. Thanks for your succinct and honest review of this movie. I have never watched it, but I'm sure it's worth seeing. I value how you mentioned that you felt transported into the film.

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  8. That looks like an amazing movie! I'll have to watch this with my family. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I had not previously heard of the release of the film "Pareeksha: The Final Test," but I;m glad I did now! It looks really good... I'll have to give it a watch!

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  10. i actually really enjoyed your review , wonder if i be able to watch the movie in my country , kind regards Pati Robins at style squeeze blog

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  11. I have never heard of this movie and don't know if I can watch it in America, but I love its message of the need for education and how it is not easy for everyone to get a good one.

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  12. This is the first time I heard about this movie. I bet the production is great. Will there be dancing like any other Bollywood movies?

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    1. If you are looking for a movie with dancing moves, then it may not be of your taste.

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  13. Great review and a really nice movie. I love foreign movies as they help you have a small glimpse into other cultures

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  14. It sounds like the kind of movie I'd like to see. It has a moving storyline too.
    Elizabeth O

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  15. Thanks for review, This sounds great.the movie looks good.

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