World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Peepli [Live]

Anusha Rizvi, Mahmood Farooqui | India | 2010 | 106 | Hindi, Bundelkhandi, English spoken, English subtitles


Peepli [Live], directed by Anusha Rizvi and produced by Bollywood star-producer-director Aamir Khan, is a vitriolic satire on government schemes to prevent desperate farmers committing suicideand the media.
In a tiny corner of a giant country, a poor farmers family is about to lose its land as they are unable to repay a loan. His brother has a plan to win it all back: commit suicide. The government offers the family of any farmer committing suicide a compensation of Rupees 100,000 ($2,000). As Natha plans to commit suicide, it sets in motion a chain of events which finds Natha in the eye of a storm. The local bigwigs, the state government, high ranking bureaucrats, federal ministers and the national media all want a piece of the mad circus that ensues. When Natha escapes to the city alive, it maybe to a fate worse than deathas one of the billions of uprooted, faceless workers of Shining India.

Tuesday 16 August, 7.00 pm, Rialto get your tickets
Wednesday 17 August, 9.45 pm, Rialto get your tickets

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