The Kashmir Files

How Vivek Agnihotri And Anupam Kher Hit The Right Chord?

The Kashmir Files continues to give surprises to its makers since the day when it amassed Rs. 3.55 crores on its released day. And the audiences defied all speculations and ratings by critics by giving a thumping response to the movie.

Let’s do a critical review of The Kashmir Files to find out what is making it interesting

First, is the story….

A young Krishna Pandit (Darshan Kumar) learns from his grandfather Pushkar Nath (Anupam Kher) that his parents died in an accident. He grows up believing so until he comes in contact with a liberal professor of his college Radhika Menon (Pallavi Joshi) from who he learns about the plight of Kashmiri Pandit and their exodus from their motherland Kashmir. After the death of his grandfather, he takes his ashes to Kashmir where he meets some of the old friends of his grandfather and faces the bitter truth of the killing of his parents. They were killed by the insurgents.

Highlights Of The Movie:

• Anupam Kher is the real hero who narrates the story to the audiences
• The movie keeps the viewers engaged with its fast pace
• Based on true events according to the makers
• Writer-directory Vivek Agnihotri successfully portrays the plight of Kashmiri Pandits
• Characters match with real-life victims and perpetrators
• The movie reaches the masses without much marketing

Downside Of The Movie:

• The story is based only on the Kashmiri Pandit community and it clearly neglects the moderate Muslim community and intellectuals
• Incidents from history are handpicked to make the viewers believe in the story
• The movie gives a one-sided view of the plight of the Kashmiri Pandits that are still living in refugee colonies in their country
• Vivek Agnihotri talks of justice without highlighting the role of the legal system and judiciary in the country

Reasons For Popularity Of The Movie:

• Strong sentiments for the plight of Kashmiri Pandits worked in the favor of the movie
• The story clearly targets the selected political community and the government for the exodus
• Audiences like the way the raw truth is served without any romance or melodrama
• No superhero or villain as all are heroes and all are villains
• Viewing The Kashmir Files is considered supporting the cause of the Kashmiri Pandits
• The movie matches with the timing of building a new Kashmir
• A strong user-generated content on social media worked well for the movie

The Kashmir Files First Look And Poster

The Kashmir Files First Look And Poster

The poster features all the lead characters in a dark background and the movie details are published in red color. Also, the hashtag #RightToJustice is given for people to connect with the movie. The actors are seeing in the eyes of the audiences like they want to give some message.

Why Watch The Movie?

People are mobilized to support the movie to support the cause of the Kashmiri Pandits.


• The second movie in the “Files” series after The Tashkent Files by Vivek Agnihotri
• The story is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits during the 1980s and 90s


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