Peepli Live
Peepli Live (2010)

Natha, a poor farmer from Peepli village, 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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 21, 2010
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Noel Murray
AV Club

This is a movie that opens with the hero puking, and spends the rest of its running time showing why that may be the only sane response to the state of the world.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

I liked Peepli Live, which is colorful and at times quite lively, but I wish it were funnier and its satirical edge a bit sharper.

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John Esther
UR Chicago Magazine

A better writer than director, the strength of Rizvi's 'Peepli Live' is the film's unsentimental portrayal of the poor

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

A fitfully amusing Indian comedy that touches on a hot-button topic.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Manages to mine substantial dark humor from this tragic situation while offering pointed -- and sometimes poignant -- social commentary in the process.

Derek Malcolm
This is London

Thousands of poor farmers kill themselves every year in India and it was audacious of writer-director Anusha Rizvi to make a comedy out of the fact with her first film.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

You can't decide whether to laugh because the events are so absurd or cry because you can imagine them really happening.

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Eric Hynes
Time Out New York

Both a heartfelt and a genuinely funny skewering of India's convoluted caste-consciousness.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

You can't fault the crusading spirit of this controversial Bollywood satire, just the blunt, one-note, entirely obvious execution.

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