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Peepli (Live) (2010)

Not Rated | | 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.

Directors:

Anusha Rizvi, Mahmood Farooqui (co-director)

Writers:

Bhadwai (lyrics), Swanand Kirkire (lyrics) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Omkar Das Manikpuri ... Nathadas Manikpuri
Raghuvir Yadav ... Budhia Manikpuri
Shalini Vatsa ... Dhaniya N. Manikpuri
Farrukh Jaffar ... Mrs. Manikpuri / Amma
Malaika Shenoy Malaika Shenoy ... Nandita Malik
Vishal Om Prakash Vishal Om Prakash ... Kumar Deepak (as Vishal Sharma)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Rakesh
Sitaram Panchal ... Bhai Thakur
Naseeruddin Shah ... Salim Kidwai - Agricultural Minister
Aamir Bashir ... Vivek
Pravin Singh Sisodia Pravin Singh Sisodia ... Gudda Babu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masood Akhtar ... Editor
Maxima Basu Maxima Basu ... Lady Reporter
Sakshi Bhatia Sakshi Bhatia ... Reporter
Avijit Dutt Avijit Dutt ... Boss of English TV Channel
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Storyline

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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farmer | media | politician | bank | mother | See All (14) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

13 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Live aus Peepli - Irgendwo in Indien See more »

Filming Locations:

Madhya Pradesh, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$350,054, 15 August 2010

Gross USA:

$757,951

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,460,931
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Peepli Live was India's official entry for the 83rd Academy Awards Best Foreign Film category,however it did not get nominated. See more »

Quotes

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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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.35 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Zindagi Se Darte Ho
Composed by Indian Ocean
Lyrics by Noon Meem Rashet
Performed by Indian Ocean
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Take a bow Anusha and Aamir!
14 August 2010 | by vivee003See all my reviews

Peepli (Live) is a movie which had enormous expectancy levels from the trailers and the very fact that it was produced by THE "Aamir Khan Productions" which had gave birth to many enchanting & consummate cinematic experiences on celluloid... It has absolutely educed even more than the hype it produced, with Anusha Rizvi, a débutante, furnishing an outstanding satire on the backdrop of Indian farmer's suicides...

Not getting into the plot, as most of them know it already... What makes this movie into an astounding cinematic experience, is its utmost natural narration and simplicity.. Whether it be the characters, situations, dialogs... all were just near to utmost realistic...! Humour element used throughout the movie was smart as a whip... Loved the movie for another factor, that it was not preachy at all... Ending which was terrifically weaved out, in some ways, reminds me of one of the greatest satires in Malayalam "Panchavadi Paalam"

Anusha Rizvi, being a débutante, doesn't feel like one as the handling of the subject was just awe inspiring... Music and BG were top class... Camera work was good...The screenplay and dialogs were just tight and perfect... Among the performances, the whole cast were literally living their characters in this movie which makes it even more special!

One the whole, one should give a whole hearted standing ovation to Anusha Rizvi and Aamir Khan for making this film a reality,which has an amazing potential to be India's iconic movie in the International circuit!


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