An initiative launched at the Wagah border to create peace among the Pakistan and India poem for peace between nations – 12 directors from Pakistan and India have joined hands for a revolutionary project. 12 directors have come together to make 12 different films.
Before the release of their respective movies, the directors have gifted us a beautiful poem about developing and promoting peace between the two countries.
Kausar Munir’s poem is recited by Aparna Sen, Bejoy Nambiar, Ketan Mehta, Nikkhil Advani, Tanuja Chandra and Tigmanshu Dhulia from India; and Khalid Ahmed, Mehreen Jabbar, Meenu-Farjad, Sabiha Sumar, Shahbaz Sumar and Siraj ul Haque from Pakistan.
The poem is directed by Chinni Nihalani emphasizing upon efforts to build bridges and bring both nations close to each other with a constant reminder saying “It takes two.”
“Salam karun ya Namaste kahun, aik hee baat hai,” says Pakistani director Khalid Ahmed beginning to recite the poem.
The central idea of the poem being Kausar Munir’s viewpoint of putting efforts to bring peace and bridge gaps and differences between the nations for once and for all.
“Haath mein haath do. Rishta banay ga.”
“Haath milao. It takes two. Galay lag jao. It takes two.”
The 12 upcoming films are from the directors are:
1. Baarish aur Chowmein
Filmmaker: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Amith Sadh
2. Chotay Shah
Filmmaker: Sabiha Sumar
Cast: Adnan Jaffar, Naveed Shehzad, Tara Mahmood
3. Saari Raat
Filmmaker: Aparna Sen
Cast: Konkana Sen Sharma, Ritwik Chakraborty, Anjan Dutt
Filmmaker: Khalid Ahmad
Cast: Faisal Qureshi, Natasha Portress
5. Guddu Engiineer
Fimmaker: Nikhil Advani
Cast: Prabuddh Dyma, Pranali Ghoghare
6. Khaemae Mein Matt Jhankain
Filmmaker: Shahbaz Sumar
Cast: Hassan Abbas, Sara Haider
7. Toba Tek Singh
Filmmaker: Ketan Mehta
Cast: Pankaj Kapur, Vinay Pathak
8. Lala Begum
Filmmaker: Mehreen Jabbar
Cast: Marina Khan, Humayun Saeed, Sonia Rehman Qureshi
Filmmaker: Tanuja Chandra
Cast: Kartik Tiwari, Meher Mistry
10. Mohabbat Ki Aakhri Kahaani
Cast: Saba Qamar, Ahsan Khan
Filmmaker: Bejoy Nambiar
Cast: Manav Kaul, Parvathy Omanakuttan
12. Jeewan Haathi
Filmmakers: Meenu Gaur & Farjad
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Adnan Jaffar, Samiya Mumtaz, Hina Dilpazeer