Movie Review - Peepli Live

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Peepli Live

Central Story:
Peepli poor farmer duos Natha (Omkar Das) and Budhia (Raghuveer Yadav) from the heart of rural India is about to lose their land to the bank for not paying up their loan. Farmers without land mean an automatic death sentence. The poor brothers were suggested to commit suicide by local politician to avail benefits of ongoing government scheme that helps the families of indebted farmers who have committed suicide. The moment farmer brothers came to know about the government scheme, planned to commit suicide to survive from bad loan and save the family. Younger brother Natha decides to die and is being pushed by his brother happily towards this unique honor. Overheard by a local newsman, this soon gets escalated, and the media descends onto the village to capture Natha’s death live. Reporters Nandita Malik (Malaika Shenoy), Deepak (Vishal Sharma) and a local reporter Rakesh (Nawazuddin) along with others make it a big issue and eventually the positions of many ministers are at stake. With local elections around the corner this suicide event turns into a cause with everyone jumping and contributing to the event to get mileage. Political bigwigs, high-ranking bureaucrats, local henchmen and the ever-zealous media descend upon sleepy people to stake their claim. The unknown hamlet soon becomes the favorite hunting ground for the voyeuristic news channels, hungry for TRPs and unscrupulous politicians eyeing their vote banks. The entire event has been transformed into a comedy circus. Though the movie does have a sequence of a poor farmer named Hori Mahato, dying from weakness and hunger, but there is no T.V coverage for him. The question on everyone's lips - "Will Natha die or won’t die?” As the mania escalates on the fate of Farmer Natha, but nobody seems to care how he really feels? Ideological View

This movie truly resembles the plight of poor village people who are silent sufferers since...
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