Peepli Live

  • 'Peepli Live' actor Omkar Das Manikpuri joins AAP March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: More known faces are joining the Aam Aadmi Party. On Wednesday, actor Omkar Das Manikpuri joined the AAP. Manikpuri rose to prominence after playing the role of 'Nattha' in film 'Peepli Live'. He hails from Bhilai and has said that he would campaign for the party in Chhattisgarh. ...
  • Rendezvous with Indian Ocean's Rahul Ram July 25, 2013

    Rahul Ram is super-busy. The fatigue is audible, and you can believe he's on the other side of 50, though the livewire red-bandanaed stage persona wouldn't give you that impression. The Delhi upbringing is evident in the hard Rs and the seamless and frequent switches between English and Hindi. We...
  • Opium: Anusha Rizvi to direct her next with husband November 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Journalist-turned-director Anusha Rizvi, who debuted as a director with highly acclaimed 'Peepli Live', has teamed up with her husband Mahmood Farooqui to direct her second movie 'Opium'. "I am busy scripting my next film, which is titled 'Opium'. It's based on Amitav Ghosh's novel. The film will be directed by...
  • Onir's 'I Am' to open London Asian Film Festival March 2, 2011

    Mumbai: Director Onir's I Am, a tale of four stories woven together that takes audiences through issues and dilemmas that bruise modern Indian society, will open the 13th London Asian Film Festival, starting on March 18th. Touching upon subjects like sperm donation, child sexual abuse and homosexuality, the film, starring...
  • Aamir sad that 'Peepli Live' is out of Oscars February 25, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Thursday said he is disappointed at Peepli Live failing to get selected at the Oscars but is happy that his film represented India. "I came to know that Peepli Live is out of Oscars. I am of course sad about it. But, I am happy...
  • 'Peepli Live' out of the Oscar race January 20, 2011

    New Delhi: 'Peepli Live' which was India's official entry to the Oscars for the Best Foreign Language Film is out of the race now. An Aamir Khan production, the movie did not make it to the final nine. The academy has voted and have brought the list of probable nominations down...
  • Bollywood has new kids on the block December 30, 2010

    Catch the new starry-eyed, fresh faces of 2010 that got a launch pad in Bollywood. ...
  • Salman Khan is the most successful hero of the year December 24, 2010

    The usual frontrunners like Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and even megastar Amitabh Bachchan failed to charm audience with their big budget outings this year except for Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn who were followed by underdogs and first-timers. Salman Khan: Nobody beats this Bigg Boss when it comes to pleasing...
  • Biggest Bollywood controversies of 2010 December 16, 2010

    Watch the biggest Bollywood controversies and newsmakers of the year 2010. ...
  • 'Peepli Live' - will it make it to Oscars? December 13, 2010

    New Delhi: Will Peepli Live make it to the final Oscar nomination list? It's a bit early to start the debate, but the dark comedy about corruption and famers' suicides stands a chance, feel experts, who say it is an accomplished film. Aamir Khan's production venture is India's official entry for...
  • I fear, masses may not like 'Dhobi Ghat': Aamir November 5, 2010

    Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan says his forthcoming film Dhobi Ghat, which is his wife Kiran Rao's directorial debut, may not be liked by the masses. "I fear that masses may not like Dhobi Ghat because it is a very fine and delicate film. People who understand film, people who are sensitive...
  • Aamir breaks his silence on spat with Anusha Rizvi November 2, 2010

    Aamir Khan breaks his silence on spat with director of 'Peepli Live' and said he was disappointed after Anusha Rizvi questioned his role as a producer. ...
  • Aamir again under controversy for 'Peepli Live' October 19, 2010

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan's magnum opus ‘Peepli Live’ — nominated for the Oscars — has now hit headlines for all the wrong reasons. The directors have distanced themselves from the film — claiming that Aamir Khan is trying to steal all the credit and fame. Recent reports suggested that all is not...
  • 'It's a special honour' September 25, 2010

    Its the second time that Aamir Khan is experiencing this excitement. Earlier, his first production Lagaan was sent as the official entry for Oscars and had even managed to make a place in the first five. It lost the Oscars to No Man's Land. This year Aamir's satire on farmer...
  • Peepli Live is India's official entry for Oscars September 25, 2010

    Aamir Khan's Peepli Live has been selected as India's official entry to next year's Oscars in the Best Foreign Film category....
  • Aamir praises Salman for 'Dabangg' September 23, 2010

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan is one actor who has penchant for movies with a difference. After delivering a blockbuster like 3 Idiots in 2009, Aamir Khan decided to produce Peepli Live. A small budget film with no big stars, yet Peepli Live managed to recover its cost even before its release....
  • Indian filmmakers shift focus to rural life September 4, 2010

    Mumbai: The grit and grime of rural India, its people and problems are all finding their way into the glamorous world of mainstream Bollywood films. Made on smaller budgets than an average Bollywood film and shorn of big stars, some movies are exploring themes such as farmer suicides and sexual attitudes...
  • I think 'Peepli Live' has done well: Aamir September 1, 2010

    Aamir khan's latest production 'Peepli Live' is officially a super-hit. ...
  • PM liked 'Peepli Live', says Aamir Khan August 30, 2010

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh watched a special screening on Sunday of Bollywood actor and producer Aamir's movie 'Peepli Live'. ...
  • 'Peepli Live' set to hit the screens in Britain August 25, 2010

    Aamir Khan's much talked about and highly successful production venture Peepli Live will be released in Britain on 24th September. The actor-filmmaker plans to tour the country extensively to promote the satirical comedy that is breaking new grounds. Aamir has also made a request to all his fans in Britain to...
  • Has 'Peepli Live' put rural India back into public mind? August 20, 2010

    The hit Bollywood film at the moment is 'Peepli Live' and it is a film about media coverage of rural India. ...
  • 'Peepli Live' coming alarmingly alive in Nepal August 18, 2010

    Kathmandu: As the audience wonders whether Natha, the poor farmer from Peepli village, will kill himself to save his family and land in Aamir Khan's latest hit production Peepli Live, it is much more than just a story in Nepal. Peepli Live is alarmingly coming alive in the country, impoverished by...
  • Peepli Live's Natha has many takers August 17, 2010

    Raipur: Omkar Das Manikpuri, who played the role of Natha in Peepli Live, Tuesday said he has got more offers from Bollywood but he is being selective about his roles. Omkar, who belongs to Khursipar area of Chhattisgarh's Bhilai town, some 30 km west of here, reached his home state Tuesday...
  • Aamir and Imran don't watch each other's films August 17, 2010

    Can’t help but wonder if it is just a coincidence. Pehle mamu Aamir Khan didn’t see Imran Khan’s I Hate Luv Storys or tweet about it. And now there is complete and utter silence from the nephew’s side about Peepli [Live]. Itna sannaata kyun hai bhai? ...
  • 'Peepli Live' is doing some awesome business August 18, 2010

    Peepli Live is doing good business. ...
  • Vidarbha farmers demand a ban on 'Peepli Live' August 17, 2010

    Vidarbha: Vidarbha farmers and widows have been protesting against Aamir Khan's latest film Peepli Live. They feel it trivialises the issue of farmer suicides and have demanded a ban on the film. The angry widows of farmers who had committed suicide have set afire an effigy of actor Aamir Khan. These...
  • 'Peepli Live' leaves 'Help' screaming in horror August 16, 2010

    New Delhi: This was one horrific Friday for Bobby Deol as his spine-chiller Help was stamped to death by Aamir Khan's non-commercial venture Peepli Live that scorched the screens with a gross of Rs.210 million (Rs.21 crore) in its initial weekend in the country. A political satire about farmer's suicides in...
  • Vidarbha farmers' group objects to 'Peepli Live' August 14, 2010

    Nagpur: A farmer's advocacy group in Vidarbha has objected to the content of the just-released Hindi film Peepli Live, saying it is a wrong representation of the misery of the family members of farmers who committed suicide. "The farmers in any region of India commit suicide due to the wrong policies...
  • Is Aamir's 'Peepli Live' original? August 14, 2010

    Mumbai: Peepli Live will go down in Indian cinematic history as one of the nation's best satires. But, how much of it is original? The basic plot line of the film – of a media jamboree being made from a small incident – is similar to Oscar-winner Billy Wilder's 1951 satire...
  • Masand: 'Peepli Live', a serious story with heart August 13, 2010

    Cast: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir Yadav, Malaika Shenoy, Naseeruddin Shah Director: Anusha Rizvi The very opening scene of 'Peepli Live' establishes the film's villager protagonist Natha as a dreamer. It's unlikely however that even in his wildest dreams Natha (played by Omkar Das Manikpuri) might have imagined the nationwide frenzy he inadvertently...