Cast — Raghubir Yadav, Omkar Das Manikpuri, Malaika Shenoy, Naseeruddin Shah, Shalini Vatsa and Farrukh Jaffer.
Directed by Anusha Rizvi
Peepli Live Critics Rating – 8.2/10 (It’s a Hit)
Peepli Live Watch-O-Meter – 92% of the Audience voted Peepli Live as a Hit!, Definately Worth Watching in a Theatre.
Peepli Live Movie Review by Movie Critics
Taran Adarsh (BollywoodHungama.com) 4.5/5
PEEPLI [LIVE] is sure to ride initially on the strength and credibility of its iconic actor/producer Aamir Khan and once that is achieved, the powerful content is sure to speak for itself. PEEPLI [LIVE] is a film that would not only appeal to Indians, but is sure to reach out to audiences beyond India. Simply brilliant!, Final word? This tragi-comedy, a brilliant satire, is not to be missed.
Writer-director Anusha Rizvi’s debut feature, a disarmingly simple but remarkably powerful film, is a major triumph. She taps into the power of the medium to narrate a story rooted firmly in the depressing realities of rural India, but without ever going into paroxysms of self-righteous indignation.Peepli Live should rank among the best films made in India since the new millennium began. It has its heart in the right place, and it’s a heart backed by a ticking mind.
With a ‘live’ in its title and a ‘suicide’ in its theme, Peepli Live makes for a perfect paradox. And through such contradiction, it highlights the absurdities of existence. Visiting this village is strongly recommended!
Peepli [Live] is a well-researched, brilliantly-written and effectively documented creation that hasn’t negotiated its wry vision for big screen. I’d go to the extent of saying it’s the best Hindi film I’ve seen this year. And I honestly don’t think whatever is left of 2010 could offer anything better to contest that.
Peepli Live should have been a surprise package. But given the marketing blitzkrieg that preceded it, it ends up as something that probably falls a wee bit short of what you imagined it to be. Nonetheless, pay a visit to Peepli. The film is among the most courageous you have seen in a long time.
Rizvi gives us the zor ka jhatka dheere se. While she highlights all the malaise, the movie at no point becomes visually displeasing. It shakes up our conscience and wakes us up from our slumber but through bouts of laughter.
PEEPLI [LIVE] is a brilliant satire which is riveting and heartfelt. Most importantly, it makes you think, and rethink. After LAGAAN this could be yet another journey for producer Aamir Khan all the way to the Kodak Theatre. Surely worth having a ‘peep’.
Peepli Live is an entertaining, original and relevant film, which tackles a serious problem with just the right touch of satire and humour. This is a slice of real cinema, raunchy, rancid and rare, and may we get more of the same please.
Peepli Live is a film with an earnest message, approach and story and it certainly deserves its place at the box office. This film further strenghtens the fact that content is king and you don’t need big names to make a good film. Recommended.
Writer-director Anusha Rizvi’s debut feature, a disarmingly simple but remarkably powerful film, is a major triumph. She taps into the power of the medium to narrate a story rooted firmly in the depressing realities of rural India, but without ever going into paroxysms of self-righteous indignation.