Filmmaker Karan Johar has praised The Kashmir Files and called it a movement. The filmmaker says that people should watch the film to absorb and learn from it.
Filmmaker Karan Johar has hailed the latest release as The Kashmir Files, calling it a “movement.” The filmmaker added that the film should be a lesson for future filmmakers in how to handle content. The Kashmir Files is directed by Vivek Agnihotri and was released to critical acclaim on March 11. The film has also been a success at the box office and has received over ₹SEK 250 million. Also read: Abhishek Bachchan praises The Kashmir Files, saying, ‘not met anyone who thought it was bad’; Vivek Agnihotri thanks him
The Kashmir Files is about the emigration and killing of Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir Valley in the early 1990s. The film stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi and Darshan Kumaar, who are supported by an ensemble crew. Made on a budget of just around ₹15 crore, the film has outperformed the box office and exceeded all trade expectations. Its box office figures in India have been better than several major films like 83, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Sooryavanshi.
In a conversation about film and writing, Karan told Galatta Plus, “The Kashmir files are not made on a budget like many other films. But it will probably be the biggest hit in Indian film. Read on Box Office India and they said that a such a movement has not happened since Jai Santoshi Maa, since 1975. “
The filmmaker went on to talk about the film’s connection to the masses and added that future filmmakers should learn from it. “You have to acknowledge that there is something that connects to this nation and academically you have to look at it. You have to look at it to absorb, to learn from it, this gaze, it is this movement that has happened. It’s not a movie anymore, it’s a movement, “he said.
The film has received praise from several Bollywood celebrities, including Kangana Ranaut and Abhishek Bachchan. It has also been approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Interior Minister Amit Shah, who both called it an “important film”.
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