The Lighter Side of Farmer Suicides

Farmer suicides sit low in the list of “unlikely subjects for satire’. But if Brasseye can successfully lampoon the moral panic around paedophilia, it’s not a stretch to think that someone might do something similar with agrarian despair. What’s surprising, at least according to the reviews and interviews, is quite how successfully Peepli Live has skewered almost every venerated Indian institution, from media to state to religion. The film’s out soon, and the trailer’s here now.