Peepli Live

Film, Comedy
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
Peepli Live
Bollywood superstar-producer Aamir Khan’s latest addresses Indian farmers who commit suicide. Unable to cope with urbanisation and debt, at least 200,000 men have died in the last decade. The government’s response: compensation for the family. When Natha (Omkar Das Manikpuri), a farmer from fictitious ‘Peepli’, realises he will lose his land over an unpaid loan, he hatches a plan to ease his family’s debt. He must die. With elections imminent and the press omnipresent, events get out of control.‘Slumdog Millionaire’ introduced audiences to the underbelly of India’s ‘maximum city’; ‘Peepli’ delves further into the ‘real’ India. Its realism, so rare in Bollywood, delivers a sobering message about the urban and rural divide and an indifferent administration. First-time female director Anusha Rizvi’s witty script adopts a Capraesque approach to this grim topic. A largely unknown confident cast, rousing folk music and Rizvi’s understated direction result in a fresh, credible comic gem.

By: Anil Sinanan

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Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday September 24 2010
Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Anusha Rizvi
Cast: Raghuvir Yadav
Omkar Das Manikpuri
Shalini Vatsa

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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a terrible film, a very shallow, cliches, didn't laugh once. It's not the first time that I follow time out review and regret it. If it weren't indian no one would have gone to see it. go and watch Kiarostami.


LOVED Natha and the mum was so funny. Good strong wife character as well.


LOVED Natha and the mum was so funny. Good strong wife character as well.


Incredibly enjoyable. Great performance by the village characters. Would have cut down on the screwball farce by ten minutes or so but otherwise a really good film


Incredibly enjoyable. Great performance by the village characters. Would have cut down on the screwball farce by ten minutes or so but otherwise a really good film