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Brooke Bond Red Label focuses on stereotyping of Northeast Indians

The ad is part of Brooke Bond Red Label’s campaign #Unstereotype, which aims at busting stereotypes and fostering a welcoming culture of inclusion

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Prime Focus Technologies’ (PFT) latest digital film for Brooke Bond Red Label throws light on the discrimination towards Indians from the Northeast.

Often regarded as foreigners owing to their distinct appearance, Indians from the Northeast region have been continually subjected to stereotyping in their own country. The film highlights one such instance where the protagonist is asked to show her passport for entry into a monument as the staffer simply assumes she’s a foreigner.

The poignant ad is part of Brooke Bond Red Label’s landmark campaign #Unstereotype, which aims at busting stereotypes and fostering a welcoming culture of inclusion. An earlier film (also produced by PFT) under this campaign focused on raising awareness about dwarfism and shattering popular stereotypes associated with it.

Pranav Chaturvedi, Associate Vice-President, PFT Brands, said, “There is a huge responsibility attached with crafting content for campaigns that convey a social message. Our objective was to create a thought provoking narrative that will trigger a positive attitude change among consumers.”

Shiva Krishnamurthy, Vice-President, Tea & Foods (HUL), said, “Brooke Bond Red Label’s purpose is to make India more inclusive. We are always looking for opportunities to try and challenge stereotypes that come in the way of being more inclusive. Right from ideation to delivery, PFT has been a great partner in crafting this digital film.”

PFT Brands is the creative service division of Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) — the creator of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, CLEAR™ for the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry. PFT Brands’ roots in creative services, coupled with PFT’s technology prowess enables transformation of brands into digital content destinations that build loyalty.


Client: Brooke Bond Red Label

Vice-President, Tea & Foods at Unilever: Shiva Krishnamurthy 

Agency: Prime Focus Technologies

Associate Vice-President: Pranav Chaturvedi

Head of Sales: Umesh Bopche

Associate Creative Director: Rajdeep Ghosh

Copywriters: Rajdeep Ghosh, Arshpreet Kaur Biji & Shambhav Pande
Sales Managers: Meera Ghare & Siddhi Joshi

Production: Prime Focus Technologies

Executive Producer: Pranav Chaturvedi

Director: Albin Jaison

DOP: Akhilesh Shrivastava

Producer: Vishal Shetty

Art Director: Mrinal Das

Costume Designer: Quba Syed

Hair & Makeup: Nilesh Patkar

Music Director: Kim Koshie

First Assistant Director: Shreya Singh

Line Producer: Shiva Konar

Production Manager: Aadil Khan

Editor: Vikram Kale

Post Production: Prime Focus Technologies

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