Monday, August 16, 2010

Protests against 'Peepli Live'

Aamir Khan's 'Peepli Live' might be a hit with both audiences and critics, but there's one section of people who're definitely not happy with the movie. And they're making their problem known. Farmers in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra have held protests against 'Peepli Live', which they feel mocks the issues facing farmers in the area, many of whom have committed suicide. The protestors even burned Aamir's effigy and have asked that the movie be banned because of the way it portrays farmer suicides.

They've said that the movie is an insult to farmers who have been victims of the system. They feel that by showing a farmer deciding to commit suicide just for the sake of compensation, the filmmakers have made light of a serious issue.

The Vidarbha farmers say they will continue to protest unless the movie is banned.


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