The Kashmir Files: Must Watch Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits
The Kashmir Files is the movie that will release on 11th March in India. It was already released in various cities of the U.S. on 26th January.
The director Vivek Agnihotri and producer Pallavi Joshi (who is also his wife) are promoting this movie in various parts of this world.
The reviews of the movie TheKashmirFiles are positive, and people love it. According to the quote by the director Vivek Agnihotri, the movie was loved and cherished by the people.
What is The Kashmir Files About?
The Kashmir Files is completely based on the true genocide of the Kashmiri Pandits in 1990. A massive massacre of Kashmir Pandits by terrorism completely changed Indian politics.
There are approximately 4lac Kashmiri Pandits who had to leave their houses immediately and ran for their lives. Many victims of their genocide are also living, and this movie is about to convey their story to us in entertainment history.
The Kashmir Files movie conveys the story of such victims who suffered this genocide and watch it with their own eyes. They don’t even discuss it with their own families because they don’t want their children to know about their sufferings.
This movie explains the whole scenario of the genocide in 1990 and how it impacts human life. After this colossal genocide, people still don’t talk about the Kashmiri Pandit massacre and avoid the topic. This movie explains the pain, suffering, and reality of those times and how militants kill those Kashmiri Pandits.
He wanted to release the movie in 2020, but due to Covid, he could not do that, so now he kept his promise and came up with a movie that got excellent reviews from the people.
How had The Kashmir Files Research Begun?
It began with the 1st generation of the genocide, which saw or experienced that genocide and survived. According to Vivek Agnihotri, the director of The Kashmir Files, Pallavi Joshi and his wife began their research differently. They met almost 700 victims of this genocide and get all the information about that time of the genocide.
There are Retired Army officers and all kinds of people who are directly or indirectly connected to that genocide. They also review the testimonials, video recordings, video footages, statements, and references from various places.
In a press conference of the Kashmir Files, Vivek Agnihotri admitted that they have lots of data related to this genocide and many video recordings of the victims. He also confesses that they have so much data about this genocide that it cannot be found anywhere else.
When the couple began their research, they decided to do it differently. Still, after a month, the producer of the movie Pallavi Joshi decided to come back because the stories she heard from the victims were too horrified and so painful that she could not handle all that pain she had to come back manage that pain.
As the couple moved forward, they started getting support from the world where Kashmiri Pandits live now, and they also want to contribute. After research for many months, Vivek Agnihotri makes the script perfectly and is ready to direct it.
We all know that after the release of Shikara, directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, in 2020, many Kashmiri Pandits criticized his movie and blamed them that instead of showing the reality, they covered up everything with a lie in the form of a love story.
They hide the reality and hurt the sentiments of Kashmiri Pandits. Well, the movie utterly flopped on the box office. But after that, Vivek Agnihotri declares that he will come with the Kashmir Files and show the brutal reality of the Kashmiri Pandit massacre.
Star Cast of The Kashmir Files:
Vivek Agnihotri chooses the star cast very accurately because it is very experienced in their fields and connects with the movie. He chose Pallavi Joshi, Anupam Kher, Amaan Iqbal, Mithun Chakraborty, Chinmay Mandlekar, Bhasha Sumbli, Puneet Issar, Mrinal Kulkarni, Sourav Verma, Atul Srivastav, Prithviraj Sarnaik, and Prakash Belwadi.
We all know that Anupam Kher is a Kashmiri Pandit and a survivor of this massacre. He expresses the Kashmiri Pandit community.
Another victim Bhasha Sumbli also plays a vital role in this movie because she is also the victim of this genocide and now explaining the pain of such Kashmiri Pandits.
How Are People Responding?
As Vivek Agnihotri explains, he shows this movie in various places in different U.S. cities. And people welcome and congratulate him for making such a movie.
He accepts that he doesn’t have enough funding to promote this movie on various big platforms and make it big screen. So he will release it on small screens and let people decide how they like it.
In the U.S., the senator and the high position of people on various fields supporting this movie. And Kashmiri Pandits community also support Vivek Agnihotri for this brave act and making such fantastic film and help the community.
The director of The Kashmir Files also explains that different 36 organizations approached him and told him that they would show this movie in their organizations.
These 36 different organizations are from different communities like the Buddh community, the Jewish community, World Sikh Community, the Sindhi community, etc.
This movie has organic branding, and people recommend each other to watch the Kashmir Files. When it comes to social media, people promote this movie and appreciate Vivek Agnihotri to make such a film. He proved that if the story is excellent and accurate, there is no need for extra advertising. The people will make it popular by itself.
Are there Any Death Threats?
Oh yes, the director of The Kashmir Files, Vivek Agnihotri, gets the death threats when he declares to make this movie. After that, also he gets death threats from various people.
In Mumbai, a person named Intezar Hussain already filed a PIL to stop the release of this movie. According to him, it is the movie that hurt Muslim community sentiments.
How is Vivek Agnihotri Responding?
In a press conference, he already explained that he would give all the answers legally. Any person can come on any platform for a debate, and he will prove him wrong. He takes responsibility for every scene and dialogue of this movie. He shows all kinds of available proof and makes all the doubts clear.
How are The Kashmir Files?
Well, in the U.S., people are liking it and appreciating it. Many communities appreciating Vivek Agnihotri for making such a film and expressing the terrorized massacre in 1990.
In India, the movie will release on 11th March so let’s see how people are reacting. People are still debating over The Kashmir Files trailer on various social media platforms. But we can say that the movie is getting a positive response from people. So wait and watch The Kashmir Files.