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'The Kashmir Files', Praised By PM Modi

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    Director Vivek Agnihotri's hotly-debated Hindi movie 'The Kashmir Files,' which received glowing endorsements from the ruling party and the Prime Minister himself, is racing towards the ₹ 100-crore mark. The movie collected ₹ 60.20 crore in the first five days. In comparison, one of the biggest recent Bollywood A-list releases, Alia Bhatt's "Gangubai Kathiawadi", took just ₹ 57 crore in its first five days of sales last month.

    The feature film, with a production budget of ₹ 15 crore, is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the Kashmir valley during the height of militancy in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. The movie has generated mixed reactions and has also led to aggressive and tense sloganeering in movie theatres.

    Riding on overwhelming government support and tax breaks from several states across the country, the controversial movie has become a runaway success. It has also come under bitter criticism as it's unprecedented for the government to put its weight behind a commercial movie. Moreover, the sensitive political nature of the film and charges of inaccuracy/deliberate misrepresentation of facts has led to accusations of the government indulging in propaganda.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also used the movie as an opportunity to slam his political opponents and critics, alleging that those who oppose it are the ones who tried to hide the truth about the violence inflicted on Hindus in what was India's only Muslim majority state.

    "The entire Jamaat (gang) that raised the flag of freedom of expression has been furious for 5-6 days. Instead of reviewing the film on the basis of facts and art, there's a conspiracy to discredit it," he had said.

    The film stars Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, and Pallavi Joshi among others.
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    Such a nice movie. All film stars played their role very well. 'The Kashmir Files' has been mired in controversy since its release. New Delhi: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said that the recently released movie 'The Kashmir Files' incites hate and 'distorts history to whip up anger and promote violence'. But in my opinion its not show only violence its share a massge to all indians that the film is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits during the Kashmir Insurgency, which it portrays as a "genocide".

    Please share with us your opinion here.


    • #3
      The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has endorsed and promoted the film in explicit terms, which has led to significant audience at theatres making it a runaway commercial success. Union Minister Smriti Irani was one of the most vocal in promoting it.