Vakeel Babu, the critically acclaimed legal drama by Civic Studios will now stream for free on Amazon MiniTV from 22nd September 2022. As a part of their Mini Movie Festival, Vakeel Babu will be one of the five films to go live on the platform. Amazon miniTV is a free video streaming service available on the Amazon shopping app and on Fire TV, providing high quality entertainment that audiences can watch anytime, anywhere for free.
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 - will he take the case?
Starring Abhishek Banerjee (Stree, Paatal Lok, Mirzapur and more) in the titular role along with Bhamini Oza Gandhi (esteemed Gujarati and Hindi TV and theatre actor) and Lovleen Mishra (Raees, Little Things, Amu and more), 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.
Talking about the news, Anushka Shah, Producer of Vakeel Babu, and Founder, 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 legal and general audiences on the need for an empathetic justice system.”
After winning hearts at festivals like Bengaluru International Short Film Festival 2022, New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2022, 52nd Annual USA Film Festival, International Film Festival of South Asia Toronto 2022, 14th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala and 13th Annual Chicago South Asian Film Festival the legal drama produced by Civic Studios and co-produced by TrainTripper Films will now be a part of one of India’s growing content platform.