Aamir Khan has done it again. His latest release Peepli [Live] has been selected as 2010’s India’s official entry to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
After Lagaan, this is the second time that an Aamir Khan Production’s film has been selected to compete at the prestigious Academy Awards.
However, now it remains to be seen whether Peepli [Live] will get short listed by the Academy to compete at the Oscars.
Peepli [Live] is the story of Natha, a poor farmer from Peepli village who 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, Natha can choose to die.
However, Political bigwigs, high-ranking bureaucrats, local henchmen and the ever-zealous media descend upon sleepy Peepli to stake their claim of this situation.
Peepli [Live] is written and directed by Anusha Rizvi.