Ever since the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ has released, it has brought an unexpected social transition that has changed the mindset of the people. Now everyone is not only talking about the atrocities committed against Kashmiri Hindus but also exploring several seething reasons, due to which these heinous atrocities took place and several lakh Kashmiri Hindus were forced to leave their homes and live the lives of the displaced in their own country.
This film leaves you in an absolute quandary, the film takes you on a painful journey where you can witness the loss of religion, culture, humanity, and knowledge that has happened in Kashmir. We have also reviewed this film from a different perspective, we have taken the example of Mahabharata and tried to give you an insight into this modern war of Dharma, and how the characters of this film will play in it.
There are four main characters in the film, which cater to the four main pillars of our society and country.
1. Mithun Chakraborty, who played the role of Brahm Dutt, as an IAS officer, represents the governance and administration that runs our country.
2. Puneet Issar has played the role of Hari Narayan, a senior police officer, who represents the law and order of our nation.
3. Atul Srivastava’s character is named Vishnu, a journalist who represents the fourth pillar of democracy.
4. Prakash Belawadi, who is a doctor and his name is Mahesh Kumar, represents the service class of our country.
The film shows when Kashmiri Hindus were thrown out of the Kashmir valley, then four pillars of our country were silent, helpless, and even in complete denial. Someone was silent out of fear, someone was silent because of their professional compulsions.
The two other characters are Sharda (Bhasha Sumbali) and Shiva (child artist), these are the two important assets that we have lost due to this genocide.
Sharda means Saraswati, which is the symbol of knowledge, Kashmir had been the center of our knowledge for thousands of years, hundreds of our texts and valuable books were written here, after this atrocity all that knowledge was lost.
Shiva, on the other hand, represents our Dharma. Kashmir has been the seat of Sanatana Dharma and different sects of our religion. It is known as the origin of Shaivya Chintan, the place where Amarnath is situated, and where Shankaracharya did some magnificent work to uplift our knowledge and learning. At the climax of this movie, it has shown that Shiva has been forcibly murdered, which means the destruction of Dharma in the holy land of Kashmir.
On the other side, there are some politicians (Farooq Abdullah, Mufti Mohammad Saeed), our intellectuals and teachers, represented by Pallavi Joshi, who plays professor Radhika Menon, a deadly mixture of Nivedita Menon and Arundhati Roy.
We do have anti-social elements in this film, the character has been played by Chinmay Mandlekar, who is playing the mixed role of Bitta Karatey and Yasin Malik. These three elements have forged a robust alliance. Their sole objective was to mislead society and take them to the path of Adharma. This makes everyone disoriented, and thus nobody is able to raise their voice against the atrocities.
The four pillars of our society and Pushkar Nath (Anupam Kher) are putting up a brave face against all odds, but somehow they are unable to succeed. However, the biggest question here is why are these people fighting, what is it that both sides want to occupy??
That thing is Krishna (Darshan Kumar), who symbolizes our society, our consciousness, our religion, our youth. Krishna is a young lad, who is powerful and smart, he speaks well, earns well, but is utterly misguided, and thus he is far from the truth.
Both sides are fighting for Dharma and Adharma, they serve their own version of the truth to Krishna because both sides know that the victory in this religious war is possible only if Krishna supports them. Krishna is invincible, any side will win if Krishna is on their side.
Krishna is perplexed, as he is unable to determine what the truth is. He travels, examines the facts, understands the veracity of facts, and finally, he gave a rousing 10-minute long speech. He depicts how Kashmir had been the cradle of our culture, religion, and knowledge for thousands of years. At the same time, he also exposed continuous atrocities committed against the Kashmiri Hindus for hundreds of years.
He tries to explain the truth to society, he tells that now is the time to come together and fight this war of Dharma. Krishna asked the people to walk on the path of religion, only then will religion and truth will prevail. Krishna shows a different perspective to the Arjuna, explained to him the difference between Dharma and Adharma.
Now you may think, who is Arjuna in this story?
Arjun is none other than you, me, and all of us. We are the Arjunas of this Kalyug, we are the ones on whose shoulders the Gandeev is on, and in this war of Dharma-Adharma, we must decide on whom side we will fight.
We are pretty much sure that today’s youth has now a better understanding of the truth, and they are capable of fighting for Truth and protecting their Dharma.