Aamir Khan Film Peepli Live aka The Falling (2010) release date

Peepli Live Bollywood Film
Peepli Live Bollywood Film

Mumbai, July 30 (Calcutta Tube) Aamir Khan is known to give his heart and soul to his projects and the superstar admits that he’s extremely nervous as his production venture ‘Peepli Live’ nears its release date on 13th August.

Plot Summary- Peepli Live:

On the eve of national elections in the Indian village of Peepli, two poor farmers, Natha and Budhia, face losing their land over an unpaid government loan. 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 Budhia urge Natha to “do what needs to be done” for the sake of their families, a media frenzy ignites around whether or not Natha will commit suicide.: Summary written by Sundance Film Festival

‘As 13th Aug gets closer, the butterflies in my stomach are really beginning to flutter around. Have lost my appetite and my sleep,’ Aamir wrote on his blog.

‘I’m really depending on you guys (audiences) this time round for support. This is an especially tough one with no big stars and a film based in a rural background.’

‘For those of you living outside India please tell all your friends, neighbours, collegues, gardners etc, who may not have ever seen an Indian film before, to give this one a try. Assuming you like it of course,’ he added.

Directed by debutant Anusha Rizvi, ‘Peepli Live’ is a satire on society. It revolves around two impoverished farmers – Natha (Omkar Das Manikpuri) and Budhia (Raghubir Yadav) – who live in a village called Peepli. They are about to lose their land due to their debts.

An incompetent politician suggests they commit suicide to get government help. The news spreads and the media turns Natha into a celebrity.


Release Dates

  • USA      –      24 January 2010 (Sundance Film Festival)
  • USA      –      29 May 2010 (Seattle International Film Festival)
  • UK      –      June 2010 (Edinburgh Film Festival)
  • Australia      –      6 August 2010 (Melbourne International Film Festival)

Also Known As (AKA)
The Falling      –      India (working title) (English title)

Directed by
Anusha Rizvi
Mahmood Farooqui (co-director)

Anusha Rizvi Screenplay

Aamir Khan … producer
Alan McAlex … line producer
B. Shrinivas Rao … executive producer
Kiran Rao … producer
Ronnie Screwvala … co-producer

Cast – in credits order
Omkar Das … Natha
Raghuvir Yadav … Budhia
Shalini Vatsa … Dhaniya
Farrukh Jaffar … Amma
Malaika Shenoy … Nandita
Vishal Sharma … Deepak
Nowaz … Rakesh
Sitaram Panchal … Bhai Thakur
Naseeruddin Shah … Salim Kidwai
Aamir Bashir … Vivek
Other credited cast listed alphabetically
Dan Husain … Vijay Ranjan Prasad

Shanker Raman

Hemanti Sarkar

Casting Directors
Mahmood Farooqui

Production Designers
Suman Roy Mahapatra

Costume Designers
Maxima Basu

Make Up Department
Vikram Gaikwad … makeup designer

Production Managers
Jyoti Agrawal … assistant unit manager
Girish Patel … unit manager
Rajat Kanti Sarkar … unit production manager

Second Unit Directors or Assistant Directors
Sakshi Bhatia … assistant director: continuity
Mahmood Farooqui … associate director
Krishnan Nallappa … fourth assistant director
Rahul Shanklya … third assistant director
Rajesh Thanickan … first assistant director
Ritesh Verma … second assistant director

Sound Department
B. Prapul Chand … boom operator
Harikumar Pillai … sound recordist

Visual Effects Department
Ritu Chaurasia … digital compositor
Himanshu Gohil … film scanning
Prasad Sutar … visual effects supervisor

Ejaz Gulab … stunt director
Javed Karim … stunt director

Camera and Electrical Department
Inder Burji … key grip
Lalit Nene … still photographer
Mukesh Rawat … camera focus puller
Pooja Sharma … first assistant camera
George Thomas … gaffer
Santosh Tripathy … first assistant camera

Casting Department
Dan Husain … casting

Music Department
Subir Kumar Das … surround mixing engineer

Miscellaneous Crew
Sukanya Ghosh … publicity design
Anoop Joshi … location manager: Bhopal
Siba Prasad Maity … production assistant
Ravi Sarin … location manager: Delhi
Vinod Unnithan … production coordinator

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