Peepli Live

Peepli Live
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Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
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Peepli Live
India, 2010, 106 Minute Running Time
Topics: Black Comedy, Political, Woman Director
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Hindi English Sub-Titles

On the eve of national elections, in the village of Peepli, two poor farmers face losing the family farm due to unpaid loans. Desperate, they seek the help of a local politician who suggests that they commit suicide in order to benefit from a government program that gives aid to families of deceased farmers. When a journalist overhears Budhia urge his not very bright brother, Natha to do what needs to be done, a media frenzy descends on the village.

Speculating on whether Natha will commit suicide, the journalists are so intent on finding something to report that they intrude on every detail of his life, even following him to the toilet. While the media try to increase their ratings and politicians thirsty for votes seek to take advantage of the situation, no one really cares about Natha. With humor and a light touch, Rizvi intelligently spins a biting satire on poverty, media and politics. Peepli Live marks the third submission for the Best Foreign Film title from Aamir Khan Productions and former journalist Anusha Rizvi’s directorial debut.

DIRECTOR: Anusha Rizvi
Producer: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao
Editor: Hemanti Sarkar
Screenwriter: Anusha Rizvi
Cinematographer: Shanker Raman
Music: Mathias Duplessy, Indian Ocean
Principal Cast: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Maliaka Shenoy
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: UTV Communications -

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