Peepli Live

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Released 2010

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2010
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Natha and Bhudha, two farmers from Peepli village in the heart of rural India are about to lose his plot of land due to an unpaid government loan. A quick fix to the problem is the very same government's program that aids the families of indebted farmers who have committed suicide. As a means of survival Natha can choose to die! His brother is happy to push him towards this unique 'honor' but Natha is reluctant. Local elections are around the corner and what might've been another unnoticed event turns into a 'cause celebré' with everyone wanting a piece of the action. Political bigwigs, high-ranking bureaucrats, local henchmen and the ever-zealous media descend upon sleepy Peepli to stake their claim. The question on everyone's lips: "Will he or Won't he?" As the mania escalates over what will be the fate of farmer Natha, nobody seems to care how he feels about his choice. (In Hindi with English Subtitles)

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Gary Goldstein

    The ambitious Peepli Live manages to mine substantial dark humor from this tragic situation while offering pointed - and sometimes poignant - social commentary in the process.

  • 80

    Variety Rob Nelson

    Debuting writer-director Anusha Rizvi manages to wrest a lively feature out of a gravely serious issue, capturing the desperation of India's village farmers, as well as the nation'...

  • 70

    The New York Times Rachel Saltz

    The writer-director Anusha Rizvi, making her feature debut, shoots her story efficiently and with visual panache, but after a compelling setup her script runs out of juice.

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    Comedy, Drama

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    Satire, Foreign Language