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Peepli Live

Peepli Live

Year: 2010

Genres: Comedy,Drama

Countries: India

Votes: 1144

Rating: 8.3

Cast: Bashir Aamir; Das Omkar; Husain Dan; Nowaz; Panchal Sitaram; Shah Naseeruddin; Sharma Vishal; Yadav Raghuvir; Jaffar Farrukh; Shenoy Malaika; Vatsa Shalini; Khan Aamir; McAlex Alan; Rao B. Shrinivas; Rao Kiran; Screwvala Ronnie; Rizvi Anusha; Raman Shanker; Basu Maxima; Farooqui Mahmood; Sarkar Hemanti; Ghosh Sukanya; Joshi Anoop; Maity Siba Prasad; Sarin Ravi; Unnithan Vinod; Mahapatra Suman Roy

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Storyline: On the eve of national elections in the Indian village of Peepli, two poor farmers, Natha and Budhia, face losing their land over an unpaid government loan. Desperate, they seek help from an apathetic local politician, who suggests they commit suicide to benefit from a government program that aids the families of indebted deceased farmers. When a journalist overhears Budhia urge Natha to “do what needs to be done” for the sake of their families, a media frenzy ignites around whether or not Natha will commit suicide.
Natha a poor farmer from Peepli village in the heart of rural India is about to lose his plot of land due to an unpaid government loan. A quick fix to the problem is the very same government’s program that aids the families of indebted farmers who have committed suicide. As a means of survival Farmer Natha can choose to die!!! His brother is happy to push him towards this unique ‘honor’ but Natha is reluctant. Local elections are around the corner and what might’ve been another unnoticed event turns into a ’cause celebrŠ¹’ with everyone wanting a piece of the action. Political bigwigs, high-ranking bureaucrats, local henchmen and the ever-zealous media descend upon sleepy Peepli to stake their claim. The question on everyone’s lips – “Will he or Won’t he?” As the mania escalates what will be the fate of Farmer Natha; nobody seems to care how he really feels?

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