The Kashmir Files is an Indian Hindi film. Which is directed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri. In which Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumar, Chinmay Mandlekar were seen in the lead roles. Before The Kashmir File, he directed The Tashkent Files, which is based on how Lal Bahadur Shastri died.
The Kashmir files real story of the film revolves around Pushkar Nath Pandit, who is a teacher and lives in Sri Nagar. Krishna (Darshan Kumar) who is studying in Delhi University, comes to Kashmir from Delhi to fulfill his grandfather’s last wish. Krishna stays with his grandfather’s best friend Brahma Dutt (Mithun Chakraborty). During that time, other friends of Pushkar also come to meet Krishna, and slowly the discussion about the exodus and massacre of Kashmiri Pandits starts and the story reaches in the year 1990. The story begins in the year 1990 with the assassination of Satish Tikku by the JKLF. It is shown how terrorists are roaming around with guns in the streets of Kashmir and are hunting and killing Kashmiri Pandits, burning their houses. Neither women are being spared, nor children. Slogans are echoing in every street, ‘Raliv, Chaliv or Gaaliv’, which means “either change religion, or run or die..” From the very first scene, the director makes it clear that the film is based on the incident of 1990. Deeply touching.
Based on documented reports, the film depicts all the violence meted out to Kashmiri Pandits. Be it the murder of BK Ganju in a rice barrel or the Nadimarg massacre, where 24 Kashmiri Pandits were shot dead by terrorists disguised as Indian Army. We see these events through the eyes of Pushkar Nath Pandit (Anupam Kher) and his family. Pushkar Nath Pandit lives in Kashmir with his son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. When his family is in danger, he helps his four friends Brahma Dutt (Mithun Chakraborty) who is an IAS, DGP Hari Narayan (Puneet Issar), Vishnu Ram (Atul Srivastava) who works for the media and Dr. Mahesh Kumar (Dr. Prakash Belawadi), but all appear helpless in the face of the crippled administration of the erstwhile state. All these characters are symbolic, which show the government which was silent at that time. The director has pointed to the youth of today through Krishna’s dilemma in the film. On one side is his professor Radhika Menon (Pallavi Joshi) raising slogans for Kashmir’s “freedom”, on the other is the history of his family and Kashmiri Pandits. From which side Krishna demands justice, this is the story of the kashmir Files.
According to the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti, in the year 1990 there were 75,343 Kashmiri Pandit families within the valley. But between 1990 and 1992, more than 70,000 families left the valley due to fear of terrorists. The terrorists killed about 399 Kashmiri Pandits between the years 1990 and 2011. During the last 30 years, there are hardly 800 Hindu families left in the valley. In the year 1941, the share of Kashmiri Hindus in the population was 15 percent. But by the year 1991, their share was only 0.1 percent. This pain of Kashmiri Pandits being displaced from their motherland and workplace is being projected on the silver screen after extensive research.
lead role :
-Anupam Kher as Pushkar Nath Pandit
-Darshan Kumar as Krishna Pandit (Pushkar Nath Pandit’s grandson)
-Mithun Chakraborty as Brahm Dutt (IAS)
-Puneet Issar as DGP Hari Narayan
-Pallavi Joshi as Radhika Menon
-Chinmay Mandlekar as Farooq Malik Bitta
-Prakash Belawadi as Dr. Mahesh Kumar
-Aman Iqbal as Karan Pandit
-Prithviraj Sarnaik as Shiv Pandit
-Atul Srivastava – Vishnu as Ram
-Mrinal Kulkarni as Lakshmi Dutt
-Saurabh Verma as Afzal
-Bhasha Sumbly as Sharda Pandit
- When was The Kashmir File released?
- 11 March 2022
- How much was The Kashmir File made?
- It cost about 15 crores to make this film.
- Total earning of Kashmir File?
- Earned around ₹338 cr worldwide with ₹251 cr in India
- How many screens did The Kashmir Files get?
- Was released in approximately (630) cinema houses.