Cricketer Suresh Raina who is a Kashmiri Pandit himself has tweeted for the movie The Kashmir Files and wrote ‘Presenting #TheKashmirFiles It’s your film now. If the film touches your heart, I’d request you to raise your voice for the #RightToJustice and heal the victims of Kashmir Genocide.’
He also shared a video in which a Kashmiri Pandit woman can be seen touching the feet of director Vivek Agnihotri while weeping after watching the movie.
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Presenting #TheKashmirFiles— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 11, 2022
It’s your film now. If the film touches your heart, I’d request you to raise your voice for the #RightToJustice and heal the victims of Kashmir Genocide.@vivekagnihotri @AnupamPKher @AdityaRajKaul pic.twitter.com/Gnwg0wlPKU
The Kashmir Files, a film starring Anupam Kher and Mithun Chakraborty, was released in theatres on Friday. This film, based on the true story of Kashmiri Pandits, will leave you speechless. The dreadful 1990s period in which Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee their homes. The film also implies that it was a massacre rather than an escape.
According to director Vivek Agnihotri, the film covers everything from ‘Article 370’ to Kashmir’s history and mythology. It is prominently mentioned in this film how the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits was suppressed for years for political reasons.
The film’s plot begins in the 1990s and continues to the present day. Krishna (Darshan Kumar), a student in Delhi, travels to Srinagar to fulfill his grandfather Pushkar Nath Pandit’s dying wish (Anupam Kher). Unaware of Kashmir’s past, he begins his search for the truth about his family. He meets four of his grandfather’s friends here. Slowly, they begin to discuss the exodus and genocide of Kashmiri Pandits, and the story concludes in 1990.
It was also shown in the film how terrorists roam the streets of Kashmir with guns, finding and killing Kashmiri Pandits, whether the elderly, women, or children. This scene in the film will rock your world. You will begin to imagine what a fearful atmosphere will be like at that time. The film depicted all of the violence against Kashmiri Pandits, as well as how the state administration had become helpless at the time.
When it comes to acting, Anupam Kher will leave an indelible mark on your heart. Mithun Chakraborty, on the other hand, has done an excellent job. Darshan Kumar, Pallavi Joshi, Prakash Belavadi, Puneet Issar, Atul Srivastava, Chinmay Mandlekar, and Bhasha Sumbali also play significant roles in the film.
Vivek Agnihotri has spent years researching and developing the story for this film, which is clearly visible on the screen. The director has addressed a wide range of issues in this story about the displacement and genocide of Kashmiri Pandits.