Star cast: Omkar Das, Raghuvir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Farrukh Jaffar, Malaika Shenoy, Vishal Sharma, Naseeruddin Shah, Aamir Bashir.
Plot: Peepli [Live] is about two poor farmers in the village of Peepli, Omkar Das and Raghuvir Yadav, who face losing their land over an unpaid bank loan on the eve of national elections,. 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 their conversation, media frenzy ignites around whether or not Omkar Das will commit suicide.
Expectations: ‘Peepli [Live]’ is an Aamir Khan production and so, expectations are huge. Of course, being a satire, the film targets the city audience mainly and it should, therefore, open very well in the multiplexes of the big cities of every state.
– By Komal Nahta