Very seldom, lately, have I come out of movie hall satiated with a movie. I did with Peepli Live this morning. It was sheer pleasure to experience the finesse, passion, and nuanced style with which Rizvi has nurtured and delivered her first baby.
One of the many reviews of this film that inundated the weekend newspapers, I remember, mentioned that if you find yourself laughing during this movie, you need to lie back and introspect. Well, need I say more that everybody in the hall was laughing aloud all the time! Looking around myself then I was reminded of the dark comedy genre that Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron had heralded. But perhaps just like there never was a JBDY 2, there may not be another Peepli Live.
PL epitomises the variety of sattires and spoofs - it makes us laugh at the mockery of the state of affairs that we have turned our 63 year old nation-state into. Where human life and dignity has no worth and where only death can fetch you the money to carry on living. Bravo!
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