You might have seen this previous post about Indian farmers who are committing suicide over failed crops & debt. I cannot get this out of my mind. In light of that, I cannot wait to see this film this weekend with a good friend and fellow blogger, Sowmya.
Synopsis: Peepi Live, by Aamir Khan Productions, is a satire, which revolves around a villager from Central India called Natha,his brother Budhia and their family.
The family is about to lose their land because they are unable to repay a loan, when, they hear of a government programme which offers the family of any farmer committing suicide a compensation of rupees 100,000 ($2000). The older brother convinces his sibling into agreeing to commit suicide.
This sets in motion a chain of events which finds Natha in the eye of a storm. The local big wigs, the state government, high ranking bureaucrats, federal ministers and the national media all become stakeholders in the mad circus that erupts.
To find a local screening of the film, just do a Google search. The official website does not list any USA screenings, but several San Francisco Bay Area theaters have screened the film within the past few weeks.