Update (29-07-2010) – The international trailer of Peepli Live is out. Pause at 1:06 and please let us know who is the culprit for such superb subtitling.

Update (26-01-2010) – The first review of Peepli Live is out. Click here to read the review.

Update (18-01-2010) – UTV Motion Pictures has blocked all the trailers/promos of the film. And this is not the first time. It happened recently with UTV’s other film Raajneeti also. There is something surely wrong with UTV! But praise the soul who did the good deed and uploaded it again. Click here to see the official Peepli Live channel on Youtube. Or scroll down here. The last three dialogue promos are working.

If 2009 belonged to actor Aamir Khan, then get ready to see him in producer’s avataar in 2010. Not one or two, but Aamir Khan Productions has three  films up for release. And the first one is Peepli Live directed by debutant Anusha Rizvi. Here is the new trailer.

And the first few dialogue promos of the film are out too. Have a look.

The film has been selected for the Sundance Film Festival and will compete with 13 other films in the World Cinema Narrative Competition. The main cast includes Omkar Das Manikpuri, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Raghubir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Malaika Shenoy and Farukh Jaffer.

And here is the official synopsis of the film…

Natha a poor farmer from Peepli village in the heart of rural India 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 Farmer Natha can choose to die!!! His brother is happy to push him towards this unique ‘honor’ but Natha is reluctant. Local elections are around the corner and what might’ve been another unnoticed event turns into a ‘cause celebré’ with everyone wanting a piece of the action. Political bigwigs, high-ranking bureaucrats, local henchmen and the ever-zealous media descend upon sleepy Peepli to stake their claim. The question on everyone’s lips – “Will he or Won’t he?” As the mania escalates what will be the fate of Farmer Natha; nobody seems to care how he really feels?

The official website of the film is also up and running. Click here to go the homepage.

Will the so called marketing monster Aamir Khan turn these small films big too ? If he can, then everyone else can shut up forever. If he cant, then we know that only mainstream formulas (Fanaa, Ghajini, 3 Idiots) can become big, and you dont need any genius to deliver that! For confirmation, ask Akshay Kumar.

Comments
  1. Kirk Douglas says:

    Reminds me of Billy Wilders Ace in the Hole http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043338/ infact the shot in promo no 6 is exactly like the media vehicles arriving in the little town where the miner is stuck and has become a national story

  2. mogambo says:

    Have u forgotten ‘Jaane tu’ and ‘TZP’? The latter especially wasn’t mainstream formula…and it was a hit. You also need to re-watch a gem of a movie called ‘Sarfrosh’.

    Although if Delhi Belly, Peepli and Dhobi Ghaat become hits (or are at least critically acclaimed) everyone should most def stfu

  3. pardemeinrehnedo says:

    intresting….will definitly watch out for this more as opposed to a Ghajini, fanaa or the 3 idiots

  4. hardik mehta says:

    i really hope they dont mess up with this topic and make it like a multiplex view of farmers….. all the best AKP guys….

  5. Hari Batti says:

    This looks like a serious look at one of the most serious issues facing our country today. It will no doubt make some people squirm, and that is how it should be! 2,00,000 farmers took their lives in the past 12 years. How can we let this continue?

  6. Peepli live cannot be a hit if aamir khan is thinking he will get lucky like jtyjn he is totally wrong it will a flop for sure.

  7. nanjundakrishna says:

    fortune favours the brave,amir bhai no doubt it will reach the target

  8. naushad r says:

    come on mayur…. film yet to make on screen and release…. dont worry…. film will gone a hit all the screen superbly…

  9. Vinod Bhatia says:

    This may will go for ‘National Award’ !! But will not get, Why ?? Because its PUNCHING on Govt. face …. Last for Critics… (they are saying its not going to B HIT…. not all sensitive issues are entertaining like 3 idots or emotional like Tare.. but left Big Silence….)

  10. sarvesh says:

    new and innovative idea from director every village in india suffering this type of several case have.

  11. Arvind Banehta says:

    this may will a very very different story….. some character are new but they will be best to other. I think this movi go for ‘National Award’.
    Bust of Luck Amir Khar.

  12. Ankita says:

    clips are really funny ….

  13. atal bihari marskole says:

    amir u such a great producer yaar,
    i hope this movies super duper hit on india……………………..

  14. hiro jaisinghani says:

    i like concept to that movie as like village

  15. HI AND HELLO MR AaMIR KHAN I HAD SEEN ALL YOU MOVIES AND I AM A BIG FAN OF YOURS DUE TO YOUR ACTING AND YOUR PRODUCTION OF A MEANING FULL MOVIES AND YOU HAD TOUGHED THE HEART OF A INDIAN PEOPLES BUT DID YOU HAVE SEEN THE FILM BY THE NAME OF NAVRANG THAT IS ALSO A BEST MOVIES ON THAT TIME -FILM STORY BASED ON A POET WHO LOVES HIS WIFE ETC BYE AND ALL MY NUMBER IS +91 9899839118 -+919654985213 NEW DELHI OF INDIA

  16. PRIYANKA says:

    DEFINATELY A HIT SIR…….MOVIES LYK DEM MUST CUM 2 AWAKEN INDIAN MASSES N GOVT AT D SAME TYM……
    GOODLUCK……..

  17. Alka Sapat says:

    Aamir Khan is the best!

    I have been closely following his work since I came to USA about 25 years back. Aamir and I were very close friends in Bandra.

    My son and I watched “3 Idiots” and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    I would like my son to meet him and have him as his role model since now I am single parent.

  18. sujeet patel says:

    i wanted to script writer which write a script i wanted to come in mumbi but addresss not find i have pipile live such asthis type in film

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