From serious commentaries on our social reality to funky fusion music, there's a lot in store in you this week. You can stream in to watch Prakash Jha's commentary on our education system and class divide in the film Pareeksha on ZEE5. If you want to kick back and witness a musical drama, be sure to tune into Amazon Prime's Bandish Bandits.
This Prakash Jha masterpiece is a must-watch. Prakash Jha has written, directed, and produced this social drama. Pareeksha - The Final Test follows the tale of a rickshaw puller who will go to any lengths to provide a decent education for his son. This dream of the rickshaw puller sends him on a dangerous path. The film explores the actual cost of an education in our society and the class divide that stops several students from getting a quality education.
Bandish Bandits (Amazon Prime)
Ritwik Bhowmik and Shreya Chaudhry play star crossed lovers in the upcoming Amazon Prime Original Bandish Bandits. The Anand Tiwari directorial explores Gharana politics. Bandish Bandits follows the tale of Tamanna, a pop star and Radhe, a classical singer and the aftermath of their tryst with love. The show also has music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy; the fusion beats will definitely leave you tapping your feet.
War of the Worlds (SongLiv)
The War of the Worlds is a British miniseries sci-fi drama. The show follows the tale of George and his wife as they try to outlive the Martian invasion that threatens life on earth.
Spies in Disguise (Disney + HotStar)
This animated series is a fun spy action-comedy. The animated flick follows the life of a super-spy Lance Sterling played by Will Smith and scientist Walter Beckett played by Tom Holland. The two characters have nothing in common and are total opposites. The unlikely duo, however, comes together to save the world. A biodynamic concealment experiment transforms super-spy Lance into a pigeon and the two set on their mission to save the world!
Howard (Disney + HotStar)
This documentary-like biopic of lyricist Howard Ashman is a must-watch as well. Howard Ashman was the lyricist behind Disney's most popular classic like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and many more. The film gives us a glimpse into the life of Howard Ashman - from his childhood in Baltimore to his formative years in New York to his successful career to his untimely death due to AIDS. The show encapsulates Ashman's life.