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Top 8 Lesser Known Facts About Making Of The Film, The Kashmir Files

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The Kashmir Files is one of the most successful movies ever to be produced this year. Already a houseful and a box office hit, The Kashmir Files has certainly done a good job.

Here are the top 8 facts about The Kashmir Files.

  • Tax-Free

The movie has done so well to touch the hearts of the people, especially the chief ministers of various states, that it has been declared tax-free in many states. Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka have declared it tax-free.

  • Alleged fatwa issuance

While the film did an excellent job portraying the plight of Kashmiri Pandits, actress Pallavi Joshi revealed that a fatwa was issued against her and her husband, Vivek Agnihotri, on the final day of filming.

Pallavi Joshi in The Kashmir Files Image Source The Times of India

Pallavi Joshi in The Kashmir Files
Image Source: The Times of India

  • Living in the Himalaya

It seemed as if the writer and director of the movie, Vivek Agnihotri, wanted to understand the geopolitics of the region. He allegedly finished the script while stationed in the Himalayas at an unknown location.

  • 700 interviews took place

Vivek Agnihotri, the film’s writer and director, claimed that he nearly interviewed 700 Kashmiri Pandits affected by the exodus as part of the production. He had recorded their stories over two years.

  • Originally Yograj Singh was a part of the movie

Originally, Yograj Singh, father of the cricketer Yuvraj Singh, was a part of the movie. However, the movie’s director removed Mr Yograj’s controversial remarks during the 2020-2021 Indian farmers’ protest. As a result, Puneet Issar replaced him.

  • A hit box-office collection

Despite its limited budget and minimal promotion, the movie did an excellent job to garner the public’s attention and became a box-office hit movie. So far, it has collected nearly Rs 30 crores.


  • A PIL was filed against the movie

Public interest litigation (PIL) was filed by a resident of Uttar Pradesh living in Maharashtra who wanted a stay on the film’s release. According to the PIL, the film showed Muslims as killers and could trigger violence against Muslims. However, the Bombay High Court dismissed it on technical grounds.

Another PIL was filed by the widow of an Indian Airforce squadron leader who died during the Kashmir Insurgency. The PIL stated that there was a false depiction of the events. Accordingly, the court has asked the makers to not show these scenes.

  • Cops in MP get a leave to watch the movie

The police force in Madhya Pradesh will be getting a day off to watch The Kashmir Files. During a press conference on Monday, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra announced that all police officers in the state would be given a day off to watch The Kashmir Files with their families. He said the DGP of the police had been instructed accordingly.


References: Wikipedia, ABP Live, India Today

Featured image source: The Indian Express

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