The walls of boarding school have seen everything from innocent pranks of the hostel mates to deep and dark secrets. Disney+ Hotstar’s School of Lies brings the gripping tale of a missing child at RISE, a boarding school wrapped in the lavish hills of India. This gritty thriller is headlined by Nimrat Kaur, Aamir Bashir, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, Sonali Kulkarni and Jitendra Joshi. Inspired by true events, School of Lies is produced by BBC Studios, created by Ishani Banerjee and Avinash Arun Dhaware, directed by Avinash Arun Dhaware and is now streaming exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar.
A gritty drama paired with intense mystery, here are 5 reasons you need to watch School of Lies:
Thought provoking story: We’ve always heard fun stories about hostel life but School of Lies presents a flip side to the same hostel life. When Shakti goes missing, it leaves a trail of secrets unfolding one after another. The events that follow make you think if truth can be like an onion that comes in layers?
Hard-hitting conversations: School of Lies creates a comfortable space for difficult conversations and deep seated secrets to surface without any hesitation. Nimrat Kaur as the career counselor creates that safe space for the children to confide in her and eventually help in the search for Shakti.
An edge-of-the-seat thriller: A mystery paired with a thriller is possibly one of the best genres combined, that the audience is always in awe of. School of Lies is one such mystery that not only questions what meets the eye but pushes to dive deeper into the issue. As the mystery unfolds, one layer at a time, School of Lies will glue you to your seats to unravel the clues to find Shakti.
Acting Prowess: Bringing to screen an ensemble cast that makes you want to feel for the character, the cast of School of Lies will leave you stunned. From Nimrat Kaur to Aamir Bashir to Sonali Kulkarni to Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, a star cast that is never seen together before, completes the twisted universe of the show taking on hard-hitting roles.
The unabashed vision of Avinash Arun: Known for his undaunted storytelling, National Award winner, Avinash Arun brings his remarkable perspective to School of Lies. The show reflects his directorial prowess and keen eye to details. Avinash has brought in his visual genius to fore as the cinematographer of the show, giving an absolutely picturesque journey to a spine-chilling thriller.