Monsoon is here to stay for a while but the clouds in Bollywood are slowly vanishing. We witnessed hits in I Hate Luv Storys and Once Upon A Time In Mumbai last month and this month started off well with Aisha being received by the audience. That"s not all, Aamir Khan"s home production Peepli Live is expected to rock at the box office, as it has received very good reviews from the critics.
Peepli Live was screened to the critics days before its release, and that shows the confidence of its makers. They seem to be sure of their final product, because it takes lots of guts to premiere early, for the simple reason that bad reviews could affect the opening of any film. But as expected, Peepli Live received accolades from all quarters. It is expected to earn huge in spite of lack of stars.
“Peepli Live is sure to ride initially on the strength and credibility of its iconic actor/producer Aamir Khan and once that is achieved, the powerful content is sure to speak for itself. Peepli Live is a film that would not only appeal to Indians, but is sure to reach out to audiences beyond India. Simply brilliant!" wrote popular film critic Taran Adarsh. “This tragi-comedy, a brilliant satire, is not to be missed," he added.
Peepli Live is a satire on the pledge of the farmers and brings to light their struggle. It also tells how the people right from the politicians to the bureaucrats to the television reporters to the local people try to exploit a situation to their advantage.
Directed by debutante Anusha Rizvi, Peepli Live features Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghuveer Yadav, Malaika Shenoy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shalini Vatsa, Farrukh Jaffer and Vishal O Sharma in the lead roles. It is hitting the theatres today.