Peepli Live (2010)



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Movie Info

Natha, a poor farmer from Peepli village, is 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 Farmer 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" … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Anusha Rizvi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 21, 2010
Box Office: $0.7M
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as Natha

as Chief Minister Ram Y...

as Bhai Thakur

as Salim Kidwai

as Salim Kidwai
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Critic Reviews for Peepli Live

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7)

This is a movie that opens with the hero puking, and spends the rest of its running time showing why that may be the only sane response to the state of the world.

Full Review… | August 19, 2010
AV Club
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A fitfully amusing Indian comedy that touches on a hot-button topic.

Full Review… | August 13, 2010
New York Times
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You can't decide whether to laugh because the events are so absurd or cry because you can imagine them really happening.

Full Review… | August 13, 2010
New York Post
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I liked Peepli Live, which is colorful and at times quite lively, but I wish it were funnier and its satirical edge a bit sharper.

Full Review… | August 13, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
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Manages to mine substantial dark humor from this tragic situation while offering pointed -- and sometimes poignant -- social commentary in the process.

August 13, 2010
Los Angeles Times
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Both a heartfelt and a genuinely funny skewering of India's convoluted caste-consciousness.

Full Review… | August 11, 2010
Time Out
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