Rent Peepli Live (2010)

3.8 of 5 from 61 ratings
1h 42min
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Synopsis:
In a tiny corner of a giant country, a poor farmer stands to lose everything when he is unable to repay a loan. The only way to save his family from poverty is a government scheme that will wipe out all his debts, but which calls for a drastic course of action. When word gets out, it sparks a media frenzy in this riotously entertaining satire of modern-day India, produced by Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan.
Actors:
, , , , Malaika Shenoy, , , , , , , , Maxima Basu, , , Yugal Kishore, Ajay Singh,
Directors:
, Mahmood Farooqui
Producers:
Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao
Writers:
Bhadwai, Swanand Kirkire
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Bollywood
Countries:
India, Bollywood
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/01/2011
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
Hindi
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 'Making of' documentary
  • 4 Featurettes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailers
  • TV spots
  • Production stills

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Reviews (1) of Peepli Live

Lively media satire - Peepli Live review by AER

Spoiler Alert
03/02/2021

This lively media satire stays interesting and ends on a curiously sombre note. India's media and politicians get into a feeding frenzy lionise an impoverished (stoner) farmer's decision to commit suicide in order to capitalise on a government compensation scheme that awards surviving family members 100,00 rupees. Occasionally funny, ever knowing, and sometimes emotional, this film underlines the madness of our times when readership numbers and votes are more important than whether a man lives or dies. Crazy, yet very cool to see a non-Bollywood style film from India with something interesting to show us.

Recommended but a one-watch visit (although I've seen it twice now - once at the cinema on release back in 2010.)

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