Anusha Rizvi, debutant director of Peepli [Live], an Aamir Khan Productions' forthcoming movie, has won its first award at the Durban International Film Festival.|
The movie stars artists like Naseruddin Shah, Raghuveer Yadav, Malaika Shenoy, Omkar Das Manikpuri, Shalini Vatsa, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Farrukh Jaffer, Vishal Sharma, Aamir Bashir, Yugal Kishore and Sitaram Panchal.
UTV Motion Pictures has scheduled to release Peepli [Live] in India on 13 August.
The International Jury of the Durban International Film Festival said, "Peepli [Live] is an ambitious and well-realized film that deals with serious political issues in a witty and entertaining manner. It creates an enchanting world of colourful characters, images and music that engrosses viewers throughout."
Producer Aamir Khan has been touring cities across the globe like New York, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Australia and Dubai to promote the movie.
Peepli [Live] is a hilarious comedy about the media frenzy, political hypocrisy and general mayhem that come about when a poor farmer undertakes to commit suicide in order to save the family farm.