Peepli Live lauded at Sundance, Aamir on a high

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2010 07:02 hrs

Aamir Khan is extremely happy that his production venture Peepli Live was received well by the audience at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, US.

"Our film Peepli Live was really well-received at the Sundance Film Festival. We had our first screening on the 24th [January] at the Egyptian Theatre, Park City. Super reaction right through the film, and huge ovation at the end. Audience really seemed to love it," Aamir posted on his blog on Wednesday.

Directed by Anusha Rizvi, Peepli Live is a satire on rural life in India. It features Raghuvir Yadav along with debutant actors from Madhya Pradesh.

The actor, who has been conferred the Padma Bhushan, the nation's third highest civilian honour, at this year's Republic Day awards, says he was waiting for the reactions for Peepli Live.

"I was really keen to see the reaction at Sundance as I wanted to get a sense of how a non-Indian audience reacts to the film. Ninety per cent of the audience was non-Indian. I am now even more certain that this film has the potential to engage a world audience.

"The big challenge, when we release the film worldwide, will be to get them [audiences] in. It doesn't have any stars and is in a language that they don't understand," he added.

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