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'Peepli Live' is India's entry at Oscars

Friday, September 24, 2010 10:20:53 PM, IANS

Mumbai: Aamir Khan's production "Peepli Live" is to be India's official entry at the Oscars, an official at the Bollywood star's office said Friday.

"Peepli Live" is former journalist Anusha Rizvi's debut film as director. It has been shortlisted in the Best Foreign Film category.

The film, which does not boast of any big stars, is a satirical take on farmer suicides in India and takes pot shots at the media, politicians and bureaucrats.

 
 

 

 

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Due to the threats of riot and terror attacks, the festive season in India nowadays results in sleepless nights for the security personnel. Against this backdrop, the show of communal harmony in Malegaon by Ajantha Mandal cannot be more timely. The Mandal in a large hoarding portrays the real picture of the Muslim dominated textile town in North Maharashtra. It shows, Malegaon is where Azan in a Masjid and Shunkh in a Mandir go simultaneously. To further make its point, the Mandal plays communal harmony songs on a cassette-player in its full sound.

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