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
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.