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Peepli [Live] took me back to my birthplace

bollywood Updated: Aug 14, 2010 19:12 IST

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Peepli [Live] from Aamir Khan Productions has left megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his actress wife Jaya Bachchan highly impressed. He says the film reminded him of his birthplace.

"Aamir invited Jaya and myself to view his film Peepli [Live] and then for dinner to his house. The film took me back to my place of birth and deposited me within the distinct atmosphere of my roots, and I loved that.

"But apart from that it was a superb film, even the wife loved it. And we all know how she is with her own brand of films," Amitabh, who was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, posted on his blog .

Big BPeepli [Live] is former journalist Anusha Rizvi's satirical satirical take on farmer suicides in India and how media and politicians tackle the issue.

The film, which released Friday and has little known actors, has received rave reviews.

"The enactment of those times, the actors selected and the way they performed, all came to us in a heady mix by the end of the day... We talked about the film of course, but more than that whether such films should be made in abundance, whether we need to educate the masses, to entertain them and drive them away from the realities of life, or to succumb to the age old formula of escapism," wrote Amitabh.

The 67-year-old recommends that everyone watch the film.