Pras on WorldFilms: PEEPLI “LIVE”

“Peepli Live,” directed by debutante director Anusha Rizvi and backed by Bollywood’s Aamir Khan Productions, is a tongue-in-cheek satire on India’s debt driven farmer suicides and the subsequent media and political response in the country.

The film’s plot hangs on the unintentionally macabre incentives of government programs to help indebted farmers and their families. “The film largely spoofs the electronic media and the scheming politicos and ironically unleashes their true color and conduct through it.

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