You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Artificial Eye nabs ‘Peepli Live’

Pic screened at Sundance, Berlin

Indie distrib Artificial Eye has picked up U.K. rights to Indian social satire “Peepli Live.”

The dark comedy was penned by newcomer Anusha Rizvi, who co-directed it with her husband, Mahmood Farooqui. It was produced by Bollywood star Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao; co-producer was Ronnie Screwvala, founder of UTV Motion Pictures.

Story, which takes on hot-button Indian issues such as the caste system, poverty and injustice, centers on a poor farmer who is about to lose his land to the government.

Pic stars Raghubir Yadav (“Salaam Bombay,” “Lagaan,” “Water”) and model/TV presenter Malaika Shenoy.

“Peepli Live” was screened in the World Cinema section at the Sundance Film Festival and at the Berlin Film Festival.

Pic will bow in Blighty on Sept. 24.

More Film

  • Berlin 2018 Review: The Waldheim Waltz

    Berlin Film Review: 'The Waldheim Waltz'

    Indie distrib Artificial Eye has picked up U.K. rights to Indian social satire “Peepli Live.” The dark comedy was penned by newcomer Anusha Rizvi, who co-directed it with her husband, Mahmood Farooqui. It was produced by Bollywood star Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao; co-producer was Ronnie Screwvala, founder of UTV Motion Pictures. Story, which takes […]

  • Transit

    Berlin Film Review: 'Transit'

    Indie distrib Artificial Eye has picked up U.K. rights to Indian social satire “Peepli Live.” The dark comedy was penned by newcomer Anusha Rizvi, who co-directed it with her husband, Mahmood Farooqui. It was produced by Bollywood star Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao; co-producer was Ronnie Screwvala, founder of UTV Motion Pictures. Story, which takes […]

  • 'Monkey King 3' Review

    Film Review: 'The Monkey King 3'

    Indie distrib Artificial Eye has picked up U.K. rights to Indian social satire “Peepli Live.” The dark comedy was penned by newcomer Anusha Rizvi, who co-directed it with her husband, Mahmood Farooqui. It was produced by Bollywood star Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao; co-producer was Ronnie Screwvala, founder of UTV Motion Pictures. Story, which takes […]

  • Black Panther Twitter

    Box Office: 'Black Panther' to Snare More Than $200 Million Over President's Day Weekend

    Indie distrib Artificial Eye has picked up U.K. rights to Indian social satire “Peepli Live.” The dark comedy was penned by newcomer Anusha Rizvi, who co-directed it with her husband, Mahmood Farooqui. It was produced by Bollywood star Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao; co-producer was Ronnie Screwvala, founder of UTV Motion Pictures. Story, which takes […]

  • Director Christian Petzold attends a news

    Berlin: Christian Petzold Defends German Filmmakers' Letter on Kosslick Successor Plan

    Indie distrib Artificial Eye has picked up U.K. rights to Indian social satire “Peepli Live.” The dark comedy was penned by newcomer Anusha Rizvi, who co-directed it with her husband, Mahmood Farooqui. It was produced by Bollywood star Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao; co-producer was Ronnie Screwvala, founder of UTV Motion Pictures. Story, which takes […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content