Kashmir Files, a film based on the lives of Kashmiri Pandits, impressed the box office by making the business worth about Rs 4.25 crores on the first day of its public inspection. The film released on March 11 is currently being screened on more than 1000 screens predicting a major overhaul over the weekend of March 13.
Director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri successfully shared on Twitter that the film made Rs 4.25 crores worldwide on the first day of its release. “A new beginning. New transformation. It started with a very small film with a great catastrophe of old civilization. Thank you to all Indians ”, he wrote on Twitter.
According to reports, the film was originally released on 700 screens but the increase in population and the horrible reaction of viewers to the trailer, knowing that the sad story of Kashmiri Pandits has theaters on 1000 plus screens. yet. The number could go up over the weekend.
The film is close to 55-60% of the main buildings and is expected to pocket Rs 14 to 15 cr Net over the weekend. It is important to note that the film is only open for its release in theaters throughout India and will not be released on OTT platforms. This is after one of the leading OTT forums asked director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri not to use the term ‘Islamic Terrorism’ in the talks.
In a detailed interview with OpIndia CEO Rahul Raushan, Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri spoke at length about the filmmaking process, the challenges his team faced and how he made sure the film got the release of the theater. He said OTT platforms operate within a limited set of ideas.
Moreover, the ideological division of the film has not only limited its reduction of promotions but also caused film critics like Anupama Chopra to appear to be destroying the film, NDTV amends the SEO settings by calling it a ‘propaganda film’ and controversial television talk shows. develop the film. The film also went into legal trouble with some people wanting to stop its release.
In contrast, with the release of the film on March 11, Internet users appeared to be encouraging audiences to watch the film with the ‘Must Watch’ tag. One of the users said the film was not just a film but an emotion. “Ask everyone to watch this film to find out the sad reality of the Kashmiri Hindu genocide,” read the tweet.
Meanwhile another user said the Kashmir Files is the story of a Hindu massacre hidden in the world, of losing everything in the night, to see your loved ones being killed before your eyes. “It’s a story that every Hindu should watch and we should never let it happen again,” he added in a tweet.
Many videos also appeared on social media where people were seen crying, singing the song ‘Vande Mataram’ urging people to go and watch it. Some even called the making of the film ‘historic’ and served director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri for illustrating Kashmir’s reality around the world.
The film is based on the true stories of the Kashmiri Pandits and features the stars of top actors like Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi. Other famous names like Darshan Kumar, Bhasha Sumbali, Chinmay Mandlekar, Puneet Issar, Mrinal Kulkarni, Atul Srivastava, and Prithviraj Sarnaik also played a key role in the movie.
The film takes the audience back to 1989, when as a result of the rise of Islamic Jihad, strife erupted in Kashmir, forcing most Hindus to flee the village. According to estimates, about 100,000 of the total population of Kashmiri Pandit 140,000 people migrated between February and March 1990. Many of them fled in the years that followed until about 3,000 families remained in the village in 2011. The film based on the first video interview – Kashmiri Pandit Generation Kashmir Genocide victims were scheduled to be released from theaters on January 26, 2022, but were postponed due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. It has now been released and is open to view in theaters.