Peepli Live

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Peepli Live is a Hindi film written and directed by Anusha Rizvi in her first directorial venture, and produced by Aamir Khan. The film stars Naya Theatre company member Omkar Das Manikpuri as well as Naseeruddin Shah, Raghubir Yadav, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shalini Vatsa and Malaika Shenoy along with a number of newcomers. Peepli Live, distributed by UTV Motion Pictures, was released on 13 August 2010.

A comic satire on the farmers' suicides and subsequent media and political response, Peepli Live competed in the Sundance Film Festival, the first film from India to achieve this feat. It received an 'A' adult certificate in India for language use. The movie was picked up by specialty German distribution company Rapid Eye Movies for a special screening at the Berlin International Film Festival. Peepli Live has reportedly recovered it's cost before it's release itself.

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

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