The Kashmir Files

Do Audience Want Only Those Movies Which Are Rooted In Indian Culture Or History?

While Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ and ‘Raksha Bandhan’, which released last week, sank without a trace, a small Telugu movie – ‘Karthikeya 2’ – is making waves in Hindi circuits. Nikhil Siddhartha, the main lead of the movie, is fairly popular in Telugu-speaking regions but is not a known name for the Hindi audience. …

‘The Kashmir Files’ Is Not A Film, But An Emotional Experience

The Kashmir Files is not a film, but a traumatic experience of the most brutal episode of Indian history that every Hindu should go through. For the first time, watching a film one realizes that sometimes the truth itself is exaggeration and it doesn’t need any special effects, props, or artistic expression to become more truthful. …

How Should Kashmiris React To ‘The Kashmir Files’

I can start with my experience. As the movie hit the screens, it became clear over the weeks that it was a huge hit, joining the 100 crore club. The conversations have started in marketplaces, staff rooms, corridors, water points, buses, train compartments, metro stations, meat shops, food courts, and even the original under-the-banyan-tree choupal …

The Kashmir Files: Kerala Congress Spins Stories About Kashmiri Pandits Exodus

NEW DELHI: Stoking a controversy involving ‘The Kashmir Files’ movie, the Kerala unit of the Congress on Sunday blamed the BJP for the mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990, and accused the saffron party of doing nothing to take Pandits back to the Valley. Sharing some misleading “facts about Kashmiri Pandits issue” in a series of …

‘Paisa Bolta Hai’: ‘The Kashmir Files’ Takes A Fair Initial, ‘Radhe Shyam’ Tanks

Director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ has taken a fair start at the box-office, despite low screen count (561) in India. The initial reports are terrific and the movie is certain to see a huge upswing from Saturday evening. The movie has pleasantly surprised the trade as its first day collections might leapfrog a …

The Demons Of The Valley

I have grown up reading Holocaust literature, eventually teaching ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ to my batches year after year. It instilled a lot of perspective in me from a very early age, keeping a stoic attitude towards life’s hammer blows being a good way to survive, and believe me, living in a Muslim culture, …