Peepli Live is a fucking bore of a movie with a bit of decent entertainment thrown in. It probably satisfies Aamir Khan because he had something to do with a social issue in Gujarat and generally likes to make films that are of social relevance. Here he gives a chance to Anusha Rizvi to make a drag of a movie that is a good in some parts, the middle-of-the-road stuff is especially good, as is the hitting out at the media which RGV will be happy to watch.
The best thing about Peepli Live is that it has Raghuvir Yadav, one of the best and most unknown Indian actors. Raghuvir Yadav is outstanding as Budhia, but you fags will obviously find Natha “endearing”. Lord Satan, how I hate that word. Endearing, I think, is used only for ugly or fat people. Sometimes ugly people who are fat, which means they should be behind bars.
Now this Natha is an ugly (but not fat) dumbfuck who doesn’t even react to all the shit happening around him. Now don’t ask me what shit because you should’ve read reviews in the newspapers, which would let you know we are so deprived of quality cinema that critics actually give good reviews to mindless trash like Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, so-so attempts like Tere Bin Laden, and absolute garbage like ATKJ? and Houseful. And now this.
Getting back to Natha, he is an ugly bitch but the director wants plenty of close-ups of his mug just to make idiots like you find him “endearing”. There are some goats near my house, you might find them endearing too. Fuck off with this gay shit. I don’t give a fuck about farmers anywhere and neither do you, so stick to ‘liking’ important-sounding causes on Facebook, okay? Because Aamir Khan’s “socially relevant” films are as effective as you lot signing petitions for causes you don’t give a fuck about or even remember the next day. Even Taare Zameen Par isn’t something I want to watch ever again.
And then there are politicians shown discussing shit you don’t need to know; do you really care what their plan of action is? And that dude who was unhappy about being in the media because it doesn’t really help people or causes and just reports stuff and moves on to the next big piece of news? Yeah, just like this movie which doesn’t do anything for farmers, entertains for a brief period, drags on for way too long; it’s a two-hour movie which seems like it’s three hours long. I felt so happy when that chap died in a bomb blast. Yay.
What am I trying to say here? That Peepli Live is a strictly okay attempt; offbeat cinema shoved into the mainstream because of Aamir Khan’s backing. Subtlety and quality filmmaking have gone for a toss; Peepli Live is noteworthy satire diluted by everything modern-day filmmakers think are necessary ingredients to make a film work. How wrong they are. Peepli Live is not the best film of the year, and neither is it quality cinema. It’s a good idea poorly executed.