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Polish rights of Aamir's Peepli Live sold

entertainment Updated: Feb 23, 2010 14:02 IST

Aamir Khan

Polish distribution company Vivarto SP ZOO has bagged the theatrical rights of Aamir Khan's

Peepli Live


The film directed by Anusha Rizvi, co-produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Aamir Khan Productions, is a satirical take on farmers suicide. Theatrical release for

Peepli Live

in Poland is planned for close to 10 prints. Vivarto has also acquired the Home Video and Television for the territory. This closely follows the sale of German rights which were acquired earlier this week, UTV said in a statement.


Peepli Live

is a truly emotional film and it starts our trip with Indian movies that will open new horizons and develop our company to proceed with many more," said Justyna Troszczynska from Vivarto.

Amrita Pandey, VP, International Distribution and Syndication, UTV Motion Pictures, said, "We are thrilled to announce the sale of Polish rights to Vivarto. Vivarto is an ideal distribution partner for a film like

Peepli Live

and we are looking forward to the theatrical release of the film in Poland."

Peepli Live

, is the first Indian film ever to be selected at the Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema Dramatic competition) and is also screening out of competition at the Berlin Film Festival.

The film, starring Raghubir Yadav and new actors, is a satire of the real-life epidemic of farmer suicides that have plagued India for the past decade. With a deft hand, Rizvi infuses humour and buoyancy in depicting this tragic predicament, illuminating the true colours of many corridors of Indian society.