Peepli [Live], Dinner for Schmucks battle it out
Aamir Khan's home production Peepli Live will vie for audience attention at the box office alongwith Hollywood releases Dinner For Schmucks and Grown Ups this week.bollywood Updated: Aug 12, 2010 16:55 IST
While Aamir's film is a satire on the rural-urban divide in India, director Jay Roach's film is inspired by French play The Dinner Game by Francis Veber. The Dinner Game was also the inspiration behind Bollywood hit Bheja Fry starring Vinay Pathak and Rajat Kapoor.
Roach says his film is about a group of rich stockbrokers, who search eccentric characters with unique talents, to be entertained by them over dinner.
"Find a schmuck, bring him to dinner. The guy with the biggest idiot wins. The film is releasing in India on 13th August. I hope it does as well as it did in the US and I am sure Indian audience would love this dinner treat because it has got some power house performances by all the actors," Roach said in a statement.
Peepli Live has no known faces, Dinner For Schmucks stars Paul Rudd of Friends fame, Steve Carell and Zach Galifianakis who played Alan in The Hangover and Grown Ups, which revolves around five friends and their families, stars Hollywood A-listers like Adam Sandler and Salma Hayek.