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Artificial Eye bags Peepli Live for UK distribution

MUMBAI: Artificial Eye has bagged the distribution rights of Peepli Live, a farcical contemporary comedy set in rural India, for UK.


The film, written and directed by Anusha Rizvi and produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao along with Ronnie Screwvala, tells the story of an impoverished farmer who learns of a government scheme to aid the families of indebted farmers if they commit suicide and, thus, decides on a very drastic plan to save his land from re-possession.


The film stars Khan along with Raghubir Yadav, television presenter Malaika Shenoy, Shalini Vatsa, Farrukh Jaffer, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vishal Sharma.


Peepli Live was the first Indian film to release in the World Cinema competitive section at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year before it was screened at this year‘s Berlin International Film Festival.


Artificial Eye, a DVD distributor in the US and UK, specialises in foreign-language film distribution for the UK market.
 

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