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Sunday, August 15, 2010 08:08:59 PM, Agencies

Aligarh: Aamir Khan's Productions PEEPLI [LIVE], which released on Friday opened to decent houses and across the board acclaim for it's mature but entertaining handling of a serious situation. The opening of film, which had no big names to boast of as its lead cast can be called creditable and kudos to ace producer Aamir Khan whose brilliant publicity tactics enabled this.

However there is a town in the state of Uttar Pradesh which saw the film opening to an excellent response and that is at the Meenakhi Theatre of Aligarh city. Despite Ramadann the film has seen almost full houses on the opening day and the reason is the presence of not one but three nearby villages which share the same name as the film, Peepli, which are in nearby Khair, Atrauli and Lodha townships

The villagers are actually turning up in hordes to watch the film. They are very happy that a film has been named after their village. The first show saw the Chief (Pradhan) of one of the three village land up in his luxury car along with a host of other villagers to watch the film.


Coincidentally just like the film's main protagonist Natha (Omkar Das Manikpuri) there was even one man called Natha who watched the film along with his family, and said "Babuji film ki kahani to ekdum theek hai. Issme kuch bhi banawti naahi hai, (Sir, the film's story is quite good and there is nothing artificial)."

The villagers were unanimous that PEEPLI [LIVE] is an extremely well made movie and in touch with reality. The "Mehngai Dayain" song in particular has seen a tremendous response.

While on PEEPLI [LIVE] there is another connection with the Aligarh town! Actually director Anusha Rizvi's sister Meera Rizvi is an engineering graduate from the Aligarh Muslim University.








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