Saturday, July 24, 2010

Peepli Live and Central India, especially Chhattisgarh

Omkar Das Manikpuri
Peepli [Live] the latest movie - a Aamir Khan Production - has excited the folks connected with theatre in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The main reason for this is that Director Anusha Rizvi has cast almost the entire team from Habib Tanveer's Naya Theatre in the movie.

The folk Gond song "Chola Mati Ke Ram" sung by Nagin Tanveer, the daughter of Habib Tanveer is working magic giving a big boost to the local folk talent. The lead character Natha has been played by Omkar Das Manikpuri (Natha) who hails from Chhattisgarh.

The fact that the film has the label of Mr. Perfectionist - Aamir Khan as producer indicates that the film will have good entertainment along with a social message. Coupled with the local - Chhattisgarh / Madhya Pradesh - touch the film is being eagerly awaited by audiences here.