Peepli Live is the great insult of distressed farmers of
Bundelkhand : SANJAY PANDEY
New Delhi. Peepli Live the movie which revolves around a
debt ridden farmer committing suicide for the sake of compensation, trivializes
this emotional issue and is "far from reality", said Sanjay Pandey, the convener
of Bundelkhand Akikrit Party.
said that this film is based on the suicide cases of farmers in Bundelkhand as
well as in Vidarbha during last five dry years.
Peepli Live film has shown Natha, a poor farmer from Peepli village in
Bundelkhand is about to lose land due to an unpaid government loan has got a
quick fix to the problem is the very same government’s program that aids the
families of indebted farmers who have committed suicide and as a means of
survival Farmer Natha can choose to die and futher shown that His brother is
happy to push him towards this unique ‘honour’ of suicide but Natha is hesitant
,this is totally untrue too much twisted from the ground reality and insult of
poor dying farmers of Bundelkhand who are the victims of wrong policies of the
government. So this movie has diverted from the basic issue of farmers' suicide
and hurt the sentiments of the rural folk.
"Although the film released last week has been hailed by
critics as one of the smartest social satires to hit the Indian screens in
years, it has not gone down well with the farming community", Pandey added.
Sanjay Pandey said that these critics perhaps forgot the emotional edge of
innocent farmers because maximum of critics and the members of The Censor Board
of Film Certification belonging to urban areas do not know the the poverty of
Bundelkhand in reality. Also the central theme of the movie is the rural urban
divide. Perhaps that's why the movie has received a harshly response in the
According to Sanjay Pandey, Peepli Live has made big question
mark to farmers' widows who are demanding compensation after their bread earner
farmer's suicide due to debt and crop failure . As this movie shows that farmers
had been committing suicides for getting aid where as government had already
denied these cases of suicides without even visiting house of dying family
members. So Peepli Live will give strong support to such politicians and
bureaucrats who never accepted these suicide cases due to starvation and debt.
The film has tried to prove that farmers are not forced to kill themselves due
to crises where as they themselves killing for money.
Finally Pandey said, "In the country of " JAI -JAWAN, JAI-KISAN"
the two hour entertainment of cinema-lovers is not much important than the
respect of 60 crore farmers. Hence the film should be baned and the censorship
certificate to the film should be taken back"
-- Sanjay Pandey