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.
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.
To lend our support to the movie & encourage our people to watch it, we will make the movie tax-free in Karnataka.
— Basavaraj S Bommai (@BSBommai) March 13, 2022
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.
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.
#TheKashmirFiles shows PHENOMENAL GROWTH… Grows 325.35% on Day 3 [vis-à-vis Day 1], NEW RECORD… Metros + mass belt, multiplexes + single screens, the *opening weekend biz* is TERRIFIC across the board… Fri 3.55 cr, Sat 8.50 cr, Sun 15.10 cr. Total: ₹ 27.15 cr. #India biz. pic.twitter.com/FsKN36sDCp
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 14, 2022
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.
फिल्म 'द कश्मीर फाइल्स' देखने के लिए #MadhyaPradesh के पुलिसकर्मियों को अवकाश दिया जाएगा।
— Dr Narottam Mishra (@drnarottammisra) March 14, 2022
References: Wikipedia, ABP Live, India Today
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