ALTBalaji will be launching their much-awaited web series, The Test Case this Republic Day. Starring Nimrat Kaur and directed by Vinay Waikul and Nagesh Kukunoor, the series has been one of the most talked about in 2017 and is eagerly awaited. This show had Juhi Chawla as India’s Defence Minister much before India actually got its first woman Defence Minister! Recently the show's producer announced that the shooting for the remaining 9 episodes has been completed and that those are set to be made available for viewing on 26 January 2018.
The show attempts to highlight relevant issues around women in combat roles in Indian army as Captain Shikha Sharma (Nimrat Kaur) in the show is first such test case and her struggles and battles with traditionally male-dominated but highly revered combat arm of Indian Army. The trailer shows Captain Sharma in her most fearless face. She is seen taking on challenges against men who are already waiting to bring her down. How she succeeds in that will be interesting to watch. The men in the show are all fierce and seem to be the perfect match for their respective roles.
In the recent years, women have been allowed to serve on submarines, in ground combat positions and tank units. In February 2016, President Pranab Mukherjee announced that women will be allowed to take up combat roles in all sections of the Indian Armed Forces, a move which was aimed towards gender parity in a male-dominated profession. While this move is quite new for India, countries like Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and North Korea have formally permitted women in combat positions.
Directed by Vinay Waikul, featuring Nimrat Kaur, Atul Kulkarni, Rahul Dev, Manit Joura, Suhail Nayyar, Akshay Oberoi, Samir Soni, Annup Soni and Juhi Chawla in prominent roles, The Test Case will be reporting back on the 26th January 2018 with all remaining episodes (season finale) on the ALTBalaji app and website.
Check out the trailer here: