Semester 2, 2015

(58323) ‘Peepli Live’ (2010) by Anusha Rizvi 
- Using Satire for social and political critique 

6 pages

1,393 words



Notes taken for Week 13 of the course in 2015, where a viewing of 'Peepli Live' was included in the subject. Attached the cheapest price as I understand the course structure has since been changed (though I think this film remains relevant to course requirements?)

These notes also be useful for anyone looking for themes/texts/discussions relevant to the themes presented in the film, or in general analysing Indian/British Colonialism-centred Film Making; comedy in Indian film; and the female gaze in Indian Film.

Themes for discussion:
- Indian film making - different styles (e.g. Bollywood) , influences, dialects..
- Female film makers in an Indian context and their sexual revolution/uprising through film,
- Rural and Urban Divide in Indian society, Political Class, Social Strata,
- Satirisation and depiction of the media

Notes include:
- Analysis and breakdown of themes in the film,
- Analysis and discussion of director Anusha Rizvi's biography, influences, and film practice; especially as an Indian female film maker,
- Notes combining both the Lecture and Tutorial content, and thus including both the lecturer's notes and discussion from class between students.