‘Vakeel Babu’, the critically acclaimed legal drama by Civic Studios, is ready to premiere on Amazon miniTV.
‘Vakeel Babu’ is one of the five films to be showcased as a part of their Mini Movie Festival.
Headlined by Sumit Purohit (BAFTA Breakthrough Honoree 2020-21 and the award-winning writer of Scam 1992 and Inside Edge fame), Vakeel Babu traces the journey of Shiraz Hassan, a young lawyer distracted with chasing success through his digital video channel, who then gets approached online by an anonymous victim with a powerful abuser.
Starring Abhishek Banerjee in the titular role along with Bhamini Oza Gandhi and Lovleen Mishra, the film derives its narrative from on-ground research on the legal challenges for victims of gender-based violence (GBV) and the essential role of lawyers in providing sensitive and empathetic access to justice. Before making its way to the web, the legal drama has won hearts at festivals like the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2022, 52nd Annual USA Film Festival, International Film Festival of South-Asia Toronto 2022, 14th International Documentary, and others.
Commenting on the show, Anushka Shah, Producer of Vakeel Babu, and Founder, of Civic Studios, said, “Vakeel Babu has won hearts across film festivals, and now we are so excited to share it with the wider audience through Amazon miniTV. Being our first production, we are elated to be part of a select showcase at their Mini Movie Festival. Civic Studios is geared to tell stories that engage and empower. With the reach of Amazon MiniTV, we are certain Vakeel Babu will be able to create conversations amongst the legal and general audience on the need for an empathetic justice system.”