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Peepli Live

The fact that a reported 182,000 farmers in India committed suicide from 1997 to 2007 (because of the country's agrarian downturn) wouldn't seem like the ideal springboard for movie. (UTV Motion Pictures)

Dark humor rises from tragedy in this new release from India By PRI's The World


The Hindi film Peepli Live is about two brothers in the heart of rural India who seek the help of a local politician because of fears they will lose their farm.

Unconcerned the politician mockingly suggests that the brothers commit suicide and benefit from a government scheme that aids the families of indebted farmers who have done so.

The World's Jeb Sharp speaks to the film's producer Aamir Khan.

* Video: Watch scenes from Peepli Live

* Photos: See images from the film

* Peepli Live official site

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