Friday, August 13, 2010

Peepli Live Movie Review 2010

Pipili is a small coastal town near Orissa is famous for its crafts sconce. The notional 'Budhia' played by Raghubir Yadav shares its name with Budhia Singh, the worlds youngest marathon runner from the Indian state of Orissa.

Peepli Live is a new Hindi movie, which is produced by Aamir Khan. Written and directed by Anusha Rizvi in his first experience as a director, the film stars Naya Theatre Company member Omkar Das Manikpuri as Raghubir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Malaika Shenoy together with a number of newcomers. Peepli Live, distributed by UTV Motion Pictures, will be released August 13, 2010.

A satire on farmers 'suicides' and subsequent media and political response, Peepli Live competed in the Sundance Film Festival, the first film in India to achieve this endeavor. However, because of offensive language in the film, got a 'certificate of adult A' in India. The film was taken from German specialty distribution company Rapid Eye Movies for a special screening at the Berlin International Film Festival. Peepli Live reportedley has recovered it's cost is the first release. Live Peepli currently has a rating of 9.2 on IMDB.

* Omkar Das Manikpuri as Natha
* Raghubir Yadav as Budha
* Malaika Shenoy as Nandita Mallik
* Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Rakesh
* Shalini Vatsa as Dhaniya
* Zafar Farookh as Amma
* O. Vishal Kumar Deepak Sharma as
* Naseeruddin Shah as Minister of Agriculture

It 's a miracle that a script like' Peepli Live 'has been transformed into a movie and a commercial version. And 'certainly surprising that a mainstream film as Aamir Khan has decided to invest money in a film that puts the spotlight on serious issues like the plight of Indian farmers. And, of course, congratulations to the journalist-turned-director Anusha Rizvi Penning down for a story that focuses on rural India and its problems at a time when most Bollywood directors are busy lure audiences with comedies and dramas NRI mindlesss designers. According to one report, 200,000 farmers have ended their lives since 1997 and has said that rising debt is the main cause of suicide by farmers. Anusha's directorial debut follows this theme in 'Peepli Live' - albeit as a satire. The film is also a look at how the media and politicians use these tragedies for their TRP and votebanks respectively. The real problem is dying under their rat race. Located in a small village, the film follows the family situation of a farmer. Natha (Omkar Das) and Budhiya (Raghuvir Yadav) are brothers who had taken a loan against their land. Their only source of livelihood is put under the hammer when they fail to repay the money.

Trying to seek the help of a local politician, whose job is to serve the people. But he sent them away saying that the government gives compensation to the families of those farmers who commit suicide. Initially, the brothers ignored the suggestion, but Budiya Natha persuaded to sacrifice their lives for the good of the family.

It 's time of elections in the region and the owner of a local newspaper sends its reporters Rakesh (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) - who would not otherwise want to move from her comfort zone in search of stories - to the village. Rakesh learns of Natha decision to end his life and relationships it. The news created a sensation in political and before it can be brushed under the carpet, someone to lead the story Nandita Nath Malik (Malaika Shenoy), a journalist from the English Channel elite. Grab the opportunity and dashes off to the news Peepli TRP promising. Once the report has flashed a barrage of reporters arrived at the village and there began a media circus as every journalist sensationalise races at the problem.

Rakesh, who actually presented the story, becomes a mere puppet in the hands of Nandita and when he tries to tell her of the death of another farmer, refuses to report as you do not see it as a reminder of the TRP for the channel. The irony is that nobody - whether journalists or politicians - seek to know why Natha decides to commit suicide. In reality, nobody is interested in solving the problem because they have their own agendas.

'Peepli Live' is a satire that shows the reality behind the houses of media, politicians, bureaucrats and their apathetic approach to the problems. But the script is written in a way that makes the audience laugh. India offers itself as one of the fastest growing economies in the world, but the film shows the miserable condition of farmers who continue to end their lives after living in extreme poverty. A report says that the highest level of farmer suicides has been reported in Vidarbha, Maharashtra - reportedly, 4,000 farmer suicides per year. In recent times, the farmer suicides in Chhattisgarh have been hogging the spotlight and in Punjab.

The first time director Anusha has not only written a taut screenplay, but also carried the story effectively. It seems that the film is his attempt to enlighten the audience on the social dilemma that our country is facing and his experience as a journalist is clearly visible in his narrative. Actors - by Omkar Das, Raghuvir Shalini Vatsa and short tempered as a wife of Nath Dhania Malaika Shenoy and Vishal Sharma - are too bright. If Omkar Raghuvir and bring to light the plight of farmers, Shalini, a M. Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, should be applauded for his role with such ease and perfection. Malaika and Vishal fits the bill of English and Hindi respectively reporter channel. Anusha blends the miseries of farmers and subsequent reactions of politicians and media seamlessly into 'Peepli Live' and that makes it a must watch.real villages are so few and far between in Bollywood movies which I think is a bold move if a director decides to make a film about the problems of farmers' in the country.

But with rookie director Peepli Live Anusha Rizvi, who also wrote the story, gives a good story. Aamir Khan, film producer, said that the film is not about suicide of farmers' and he's right. The problem here is beyond farmers 'suicide'. The film tackles the growing gap between India and how it is shining over others. It 's also a tribute to hero Rizvi of Premchand Hori from' Godan ', whose fate remains unchanged even if the faces that represent the forces continue to change. The policy response and the media frenzy surrounding the suicide Natha to evoke much laughter, but the pathos of the story makes the film transmits its message successfully.

Peepli Live begins with the story of the farmer Natha simple mind (Omkar Das Manikpuri), who spoke to commit suicide of his brother Budha (Raghubir Yadav) when they lose their land to the bank after failing to repay its debt. Budha convinces his brother that their families will be eligible for government relief has many advantages for families of farmers who kill themselves. Their conversation is heard by a drunk local journalist, who writes a story in his newspaper. Soon the hunger for news of TRP channels within the story, because as a TV reporter says "the case to cover a live suicide comes once in a while." Natha impending death becomes a national obsession.

Natha is a new situation: every movement is monitored by cameras prying. Can not even go to the bathroom without the cameras following him. While the interviews beam channels and exclusive live with friends in the village Natha, nobody has the time to ask if he actually died. The film has big Bollywood star Aamir but who is behind the screen as a producer. Rizvi sought actors Habib Tanvir's Naya Theatre group Theatre and did a real job.

Actors such as Omkar Das Manikpuri (Natha), Raghuvir Yadav (Budha), Shalini Vatsa (wife Natha's Dhania), Farrukh Jaffar (mother Natha's), Malaika Shenoy (TV reporter), Vishal Sharma (TV reporter), Nowaz (a journalist from newspaper ) and Naseeruddin Shah in a small role as a shrewd politician, Salim Kidwai, I'm so comfortable in the skin of the character actor and character merge into one.

Raghubir puts on a show seasoned and Jaffar, who played the mother in the old Umrao Jaan Rekha is amazing how strong the mouth, the mother Beed smoking. Shenoy, Sharma and Nowaz are satirical representations of the pressures of journalism in India.Rizvi also brings in Badwai local villagers in the cabin and the roles are brilliant and authentic.

The legacy is represented by Habib Tanvir and his daughter Nageen passionate interpretation of the popular song Maati Ka Chola Chattisgarh. For those interested in fusion music, the film offers two numbers Indian Ocean Des Mera Zindagi Darte If I enjoy and applaud.

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