‘The subject should speak to you’: ‘Shool’ director E Niwas is back with web series ‘Your Honor’

Shool and Dum director Eshwar Niwas hasn’t made a film since 2014. He is back, but with a web series: SonyLIV’s first original production, Your Honor.

Adapted from the Israeli series Kvodo, Your Honor tells the story of how Bishan Khosla (Jimmy Sheirgill), a conscientious circuit court judge in Ludhiana, attempts to cover up a hit-and-run involving his son (Pulkit Makol). The accident victim happens to be the son of a dreaded gangster (Mahaveer Bhullar).

“What drew me to the series was the contradiction of how the central character is a noble judge with a great track record who would never bypass the Constitution,” Niwas told Scroll.in. “But then he is caught between his conscience and his emotional obligation as a father.”

The series will be streamed from June 18. Its cast includes Mita Vashisht, Yashpal Sharma, Varun Badola, Parul Gulati and Suhasini Malay.

Badola, who appeared alongside Sheirgill in Haasil (2003) and Charas (2004), plays a Central Reserve Police Force officer and Bishan’s loyal friend who helps him with the cover-up. Vashisht plays an investigative officer. Sharma is cast as a gangster and Gulati is Bishan’s intern.

Your Honor has been shot across Ludhiana and Chandigarh. Principal photography was wrapped up by April 2019. For Niwas, a Telugu-speaking…

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