Thursday, August 12, 2010
Aamir Khan, producer of “Peepli Live,” talks about the film, which is a heartfelt portrait of India today: the rural society, bureaucracy, media, politics and life itself. It tells the story of two brothers, farmers from rural India, who seek the help of a local politician after losing their plot of land over an unpaid government loan. When the politician mockingly suggests that the brothers commit suicide to benefit from government aid, it sparks a chain of events that reaches the highest levels of power in India’s political machinery. “Peepli Live” was the first Indian film ever shown at the Sundance Film Festival. It opens August 13 at AMC Village 7.