Vakeel Babu, the critically acclaimed legal drama from Civic Studios, will now stream for free on Amazon MiniTV starting September 22, 2022. As part of their Mini Movie Festival, Vakeel Babu will be one of five films to be released. line on the platform. Amazon miniTV is a free video streaming service available on the Amazon Shopping app and Fire TV, providing high-quality entertainment that audiences can watch anytime, anywhere for free.
Headlining Sumit Purohit (BAFTA Breakthrough Honoree 2020-21 and award-winning writer of Scam 1992 and Inside Edge Fame), Vakeel Babu traces the journey of Shiraz Hassan, a young lawyer distracted by the pursuit of success through his digital video channel, who was then approached online by an anonymous victim with a powerful attacker – will he accept the case? Starring Abhishek Banerjee (Stree, Paatal Lok, Mirzapur and more) in the lead role along with Bhamini Oza Gandhi (esteemed Gujarati and Hindi TV and theater actor) and Lovleen Mishra (Raees, Little Things, Amu and more), the film pulls his account of field research on legal challenges for victims of gender-based violence (GBV) and the essential role of lawyers in providing sensitive and empathetic access to justice.
Speaking on the news, Anushka Shah, Producer of Vakeel Babu and Founder of Civic Studios, said, “Vakeel Babu has captured the hearts of film festivals, and now we are excited to share him with a wider audience through Amazon miniTV. . Being our first production, we are delighted to be part of a selected showcase at their Mini Movie Festival. Civic Studios is designed to tell stories that engage and empower. With the reach of Amazon MiniTV, we are confident that Vakeel Babu will be able to create conversations among legal and general audiences about 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 Kerala International Documentary and Short Film Festival and 13th Annual Chicago South Asian Film Festival the legal drama produced by Civic Studios and co-produced by TrainTripper Films will now be part of one of India’s growing content platforms.