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Peepli (Live) (2010)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  13 August 2010 (USA)
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An impoverished farmer's threat to end his life invites attention from politicians and media.

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Credited cast:
Omkar Das Manikpuri ...
Nathadas Manikpuri
Raghuvir Yadav ...
Budhia Manikpuri
Shalini Vatsa ...
Dhaniya N. Manikpuri
Farrukh Jaffar ...
Mrs. Manikpuri / Amma
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Nandita Malik
Vishal Om Prakash ...
Kumar Deepak (as Vishal Sharma)
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Rakesh
Sitaram Panchal ...
Bhai Thakur
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Salim Kidwai - Agricultural Minister
Aamir Bashir ...
Vivek
Pravin Singh Sisodia ...
Gudda Babu
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Masood Akhtar ...
Editor
Maxima Basu ...
Lady Reporter
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Boss of English TV Channel
Dan Husain ...
Vijay Ranjan Prasad
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In the lead up to state elections in the Indian village of Peepli, two poor farmers, Natha and Budhia, face losing their land over an unpaid bank loan. Desperate, they seek help from an apathetic local politician, who scornfully suggests they commit suicide to benefit from a government program that aids the families of indebted deceased farmers. When a journalist overhears Budhia urge Natha to "do what needs to be done" for the sake of their families, a media frenzy ignites around whether or not Natha will commit suicide. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Live aus Peepli - Irgendwo in Indien  »

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$350,054 (USA) (13 August 2010)

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$754,836 (USA) (3 September 2010)
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Deepak: lf you look closely you 'll see Natha's footprints. Whether escape or abduction, here's where Natha perched himself for the last time. And here's the fruit of his toil, his faeces, commonly known as shit. Take a close look. Do not cringe at the sight, for, as long as we live, we will continue to shit. Psychiatrists claim that faeces reflect our mental state. The complexion of our shit is a window to the inner self. But here we see a mixture of hues. Therefore, before reaching any conclusions we...
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Chola Maati ke Raam
1 November 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

(2/2)Actors have done their job in the most remarkable way.Raghuveer Yadav can win an Oscar for that but alas Academy is Bollywood- blind.Omkar Das is very natural.The actor playing reporter Deepak is a revelation.Aamir could have done a cameo.

(2/2)The story is a wonderful satire.Rizvi being a retired-reporter knew the nuts and bolts of the dirty business.The subplot of Hori Mehto remind us of Do Bheega Zamin.

(1/2)Direction of Rizvi collapsed in the last half hour of the movie.The subplot was wasted and climax was done in a hurry.

(2/2)The music/score is this year's best.Indian Ocean are superb.Chola Mati ke Raam,Mehngai Daayan,Desh Mera,Aadmi are all well crafted.

(2/2)Yes,the movie do have a X-FACTOR.Well paced and presented in the current inflation scenario.


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