Ribbons for Peace
Anand Patwardhan • 4m 59s
Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • With Naseeruddin Shah, Aamir Khan, Kittu Gidwani, Chandrachur • 1998 • 5 minutes
Made in the aftermath of Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests, Ribbons gives new meaning to an old film song by Kishore Kumar – a kind of “Imagine” composed before the days of John Lennon. With guest appearances by well-known movie stars like Naseeruddin Shah, Aamir Khan, Kittu Gidwani and Chandrachur, the film was made to counter a pro-nuke music video made by the political party in power.
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